Pennsylvania court reporters are in the news in a big way this week.
The state’s supreme court has established a new set of rules to standardize court reporting in the state, according to The Pennsylvania Record.
The new rules, which go into effect June 1, 2015, replace standards established 33 years ago. The change “was driven by new technological advancements and a desire to standardize court reporting processes in districts across the state,” according to the Record.
The rules deal with production, ownership and fees.
Audio recordings gone wrong?
In the meantime, another county in Pennsylvania is dealing with a different issue regarding court reporting.
Attorneys in Monroe County are worried about the use of courtroom audio equipment recording confidential conversations between attorneys and their clients, according to The Legal Intelligencer.
A deputy court administrator denied off-the-record conversations are being recorded and said court recordings are only used to supplement court transcripts and to record on-the-record conversations of court proceedings.
Despite that assurance, an attorney has opened an investigation into whether one of the judges has attempted to access audio recordings of conversations between attorneys that were recorded when court was not in session and no judge was on the bench.
The county bar association requested all recordings at the courthouse be stopped until the concerns can be fully addressed, but reports say they’re still being used.
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