Court reporters are usually indispensable contributors to our government and legal systems.
Their work is usually greatly appreciated, at best. At worst, they’re overlooked while they carry on their important work.
But have you ever been in a situation like this?
In Palm Coast, Florida, canvassing board members arrived at their Wednesday morning meeting to find a court reporter there to transcribe the meeting’s proceedings, according to the Palm Coast Observer.
The court reporter, Mary Graybosch, was hired after an Oct. 24 meeting in which the election supervisor wrangled with the other board members over meeting minutes and how they were recorded. The supervisor had used her iPhone to record them at the previous meeting.
The Observer quoted the elections supervisor as saying:
“As supervisor of elections, I’ve always done the minutes, I’m going to continue to do the minutes; I don’t need anybody doing the minutes for me. I won’t have another county office doing the minutes for this office that I am responsible for, so I reject these minutes.”
The supervisor suggested the board hire a court reporter to transcribe meetings verbatim, the paper reported, but no one replied to the suggestion during the meeting and there was no formal action on the request.
Upon seeing the reporter at the meeting, a board member asked who was paying for the reporter? The election supervisor said it was coming out of her budget.
Huseby court reporters
While we hope you’re never in this sort of situation, no matter what your needs, Huseby offices offer litigation services, including court reporting, Web conferencing, video conferencing, video depositions, and more.
Call a Huseby scheduler and ask. We have more than 4,000 conference room suites worldwide ready for you to use today. 800-333-2082.