(February 18, 2009, Kathy Guild, Contract Administration Specialist)
The Office of Court Administration, with input from the affected unions, has developed a new policy for electronic recording of court proceedings. This policy has three main tenets. First, electronic recording may continue in those courts and court proceedings where it is currently in use. Second, court reporters are to be used in Family Court juvenile delinquency proceedings unless it is impractical for operational or fiscal reasons to do so. Third, in specified courts and court proceedings where electronic recording is not in use, court reporters will continue to be used unless reporters are unavailable and efforts to hire a reporter on a permanent, provisional or per diem basis has failed.