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It is the policy of the Superior Court that all courtrooms normally have
official reporting services available for civil trials. In limited jurisdiction
cases "official reporting services" also include electronic recording
equipment operated by the court to make the verbatim record of the proceedings.
Parties and Counsel are required to provide at least forty-eight (48) hours
notice (to the Courts' Calendar Management unit) special Verbatim Reporting
in order to insure that these services may be arranged by the Court on a
If it appears that official reporting services will not be available in a courtroom, the clerk shall notify the parties to a civil trial before trial. If official reporting services will not be available during a hearing on law and motion or other nontrial matters in civil cases, that fact shall be noted on the courts official calendar.
If official reporting services are not available for a hearing or trial in a civil case, a party may arrange for a certified shorthand reporter to serve as an official pro tempore reporter. It is that partys responsibility to pay the reporters fee for attendance at the proceedings, but the expense may be recoverable as part of the costs, as provided by law.
If a party arranges and pays for the attendance of a certified
shorthand reporter at a hearing in a civil case because of the unavailability
of official reporting services, none of the parties shall be charged the
fee for official reporting services provided for in Rule 701(c).
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