Judge makes case for court reporters

The Feb. 18  New York Law Journal reported that Queens Family Court judge John Hunt argued that electronic recording systems should not be used in place of court reporters. According to the article, Hunt wrote in a recent decision:

“The present electronic recording of court proceedings is … completely unregulated as there is no court rule (valid or not) governing electronic recording of proceedings conducted before judges and justices in courts of record. Electronic recording is being conducted in a haphazard manner by distracted judges and court personnel having other duties in the courtroom, often producing unintended results such as unintelligible records of trial proceedings.”

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