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NCJ Number: 34618 Find in a Library
Title: COURT REPORTER'S VIEW OF ELECTRONIC RECORDERS
Journal: JUDICATURE  Volume:51  Issue:9  Dated:(APRIL 1968)  Pages:340-343
Author(s): J J COVEL
Corporate Author: American Judicature Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: American Judicature Soc
Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CRITIQUE OF THE USE OF TAPE RECORDERS IN COURT TO PROVIDE A RECORD FOR APPEAL.
Abstract: IT IS SUGGESTED THAT TAPE RECORDINGS ARE A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COURT REPORTER. TAPES MUST BE CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD BY THE TYPIST WHO TRANSCRIBES THEM AT A LATER DATE. SLURRED SPEECH, EXTRANEOUS NOISES, AND INDISCERNIBLE WORDS OFTEN MAKE THIS TASK DIFFICULT. THE EXPERIENCES OF ALASKA AND TENNESSEE WITH RECORDERS ARE RELATED TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE PROBLEMS WITH THIS TYPE OF REPORTING. ANOTHER DANGER PRESENT IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT SENSITIVE MICROPHONES WILL INTRUDE ON CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN LAWYER AND CLIENT AT COUNSEL TABLE, THUS VIOLATING THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE. FINALLY, IT IS CONTENDED THAT ELECTRONIC RECORDINGS COST MORE THAN SHORTHAND REPORTING, SINCE HIGHLY SKILLED TECHNICAL PERSONNEL ARE NEEDED TO MONITOR MACHINERY AND MANY TYPIST-TRANSCRIBERS MUST BE HIRED TO PRODUCE FINISHED TRANSCRIPTS.
Index Term(s): Appeal procedures; Court reporting; Equipment and technology; Tape recordings
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