New court recording system debated

The Worcester Telegram posted an article on March 27 that quotes Kathy Silva, RPR, CRR, a freelance reporter from Andover, Mass., and president of the Massachusetts Court Reporters Association, about court reporters having the wherewithal to avoid including privileged conversations, let courtroom participants know if they are speaking too softly, and clarify the spelling of names. “We certainly are the gold standard for recording proceedings,” said Silva. The state is currently debating replacing live court reporters with electronic recording of proceedings.

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