Does your court have a web page for ordering verbatim recordings and transcripts?

Like Michigan’s 9th Judicial Circuit, every Court in Michigan should have a web page that simplifies the process of ordering audio/video files and, if needed, a transcription of the audio file. It’s extremely simple.

Would you like to LISTEN to your hearing BEFORE ordering a transcript?

As authorized by the Michigan Supreme Court and supported by the State Court Administrative Office and the Michigan Judicial Institute, your court can easily be “Using Zoom to record for the Court’s Recorder.”

Zoom Hearing
Zoom Hearing

Would you like to order a transcript of a portion or all of your hearing?

How can you avoid your appeal from being dismissed if your order to was “forgotten” or “lost in the mail” by a reporter that is working “after hours” but can’t find the time? Simply prepare this form and file it with the court.

Did your court reporter file the transcript on time? Watch for this form:

Have a child custody case? Those transcripts should be expedited under Court Rule and Statute. Otherwise, consider this form:

Did your reporter send the transcript to you but forget to file it automatically with the Court? Send this reminder:

Increasing Access to (Efficient and Cost-Effective) Justice