Welcome to Court Reporters Board of California

Meet the Board Members

Davina Hurt
Attorney Davina Hurt, Board Chair, has practiced law in California since 2005. Ms. Hurt has a general law practice, handling both civil and criminal cases with a focus on property and securities law. She earned her J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law and has a B.A. from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is a member of the California Bar, Charles Houston Bar Association, Democratic Volunteer Center, Peninsula Swiss Club (Publication Editor), Belmont Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, ABA- Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, California Minority Counsel Program, and the City of Belmont High Speed Rail and Downtown Belmont Villages Committee.

Prior to growing a successful practice, Ms. Hurt was deeply involved in human rights, community justice, and environmental law. After studying at the University of Strasbourg, she drafted documents for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and worked for Bay Area Legal Aid in their emerging anti-predatory lending practice. Ms. Hurt served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge James Ware of the United States District Court of the Northern District of California and worked for Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes, and Lerach LLP on such notable securities and anti-trust cases as Enron, Bush Administrations Cross Border Trucking, and San Francisco Guns.

Ms. Hurtís term expired June 1, 2015. Her second term expires 6/1/2019.
Rosalie Kramm
Rosalie Kramm, a Certified Realtime Reporter and Registered Professional Reporter from San Diego, California, is President of Kramm Court Reporting. She has been working as a freelance deposition reporter in Southern California since September 1981, and specializes in technical, complex business, and realtime court reporting. Over the course of her career, she has been active in numerous industry associations, including being president of the Deposition Reporters Association of California, president of the Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting, and serving on various committees for the National Shorthand Reporters Association.

Ms. Kramm was appointed by the Governor to the Court Reporters Board as a licensee member on July 3, 2013, to a term expiring June 1, 2017.
Elizabeth Lasensky
Elizabeth Lasensky was appointed to the Board by the Senate Rules Committee in 2007 to a term which expired June 1, 2015. She was reappointed to a term expiring June 1, 2019. Ms. Lasensky has a BA in English and a Masters in Library Science. After more than 20 years as an administrator at Stanford University, Elizabeth retired and moved to Davis in 2013. She is active with Yolo MoveOn, Yolano Climate Action, the University Farm Circle, is a member of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, and serves on the board for the Yolo County Healthy Aging Alliance. Ms. Lasensky is a Democrat.
Carrie Nocella
Carrie Nocella of Anaheim has been appointed to the California Court Reporters Board. Nocella has been director of government relations at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim since 2007. She was an attorney at the Placer County Public Defender's Office from 2005 to 2007, at Murphy, Pearson, Bradley and Feeney from 2004 to 2005, and at Kershaw, Cutter and Ratinoff LLP from 2002 to 2004. Nocella earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation, and the compensation is $100 per diem. Nocella is a Democrat.
Toni O'Neill Toni O'Neill was appointed by the Governor to the Court Reporters Board as a licensee member on August 4, 2010. She was reappointed to a four-year term expiring June 1, 2017. For the last 20 years, Ms. O'Neill has been employed by the Riverside Superior Court as an official court reporter, and she currently holds the position of supervising court reporter. Ms. O'Neill is one of the first official court reporters in the state of California to provide realtime services for use by judges and attorneys during courtroom proceedings and has maintained an interest in the integration of court reporter technology into the judicial setting. Prior to 1990, Ms. O'Neill worked as a freelance court reporter, which included being an owner/partner of a deposition agency for seven years in the Riverside area. O'Neill is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and past president of the California Court Reporters Association. Ms. O'Neill is a registered Democrat.

If you are a licensed CSR, currently working in the profession, and are interested in applying for the upcoming vacant seat on the Court Reporters Board, you can use the following link to reach the application on the Governorís Web site: https://www.gov.ca.gov/m_appointments.php