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  • Marc Greenberg

How Court Reporting Is Crucial to the Judicial Process

Court reporters play a significant role in the court by providing an accurate record of what occurred during a case, but why is court reporting crucial to the judicial process? Trial courts have a tendency to approve “settled statements”, or detailed narrative summaries, of proceedings in place of real-time court reporting. Settled statements are often a time-consuming and costly process full of each party objecting to the other’s version of events. As a result, trial courts are forced to make a decision favoring one party. Settled statements are then used for the record of documents from the trial court proceedings. It’s necessary to have a court reporter who can transcribe the proceedings and avoid settled statements, especially because the trial court may favor the party whose version is not aligned with what truly happened. Hiring a court reporter in place of using transcription technology...MORE

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