New guide to standards and procedures for use by courts released.

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has recently released a new standards and procedures guide, Making the Record Utilizing Digital Electronic Recording.

Its release follows a 2009 policy paper, “Digital Recording: Changing Times for Making the Record”, adopted by the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA).

The paper covered the challenges of making a verbatim record in today’s modern courts, and recognized digital recording as an effective, reliable, accurate and timely alternative.

In response to this earlier paper, the NCSC secured funding from the State Justice Institute to develop standards for using digital recording in creating, producing and preserving the record. These have now been released.

Tony Douglass, President of For The Record (FTR), commends the NCSC and COSCA for addressing the need for courts to maximize efficiencies and to benefit from digital recording and transcription.

“FTR was appreciative of the opportunity to assist the NCSC in the development of the standards and procedures for digital recording to be used by courts throughout the world,” Mr. Douglass said.

“In particular, we are proud to have FTR’s own SueLynn Morgan acknowledged ‘for her contributions to the development of the procedures and best practices found in Section III of the report’.”

Download/Read the guide here -> Making the Record Utilizing Digital Electronic Recording.

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