Best Practice for Court Recordings and Verifiable Verbatim Transcripts.

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Michigan Trial Court Standards favor digital audio and video recording of court proceedings because "[d]igital recording enables the courts to establish a transcript management system that efficiently and effectively manages the life cycle of transcripts from initiation of the transcript request through the electronic or paper distribution and filing of the transcript."  The Michigan Supreme Court, the State Court Administrative Office, and the Michigan Judicial Institute are incre...
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The Michigan Judicial Institute Supports “Using Zoom to Record for the Court’s Recorder”

Instant Verbatim Record Remember waiting up to 56 days for a transcript when facing a 21 day filing deadline? Just as the "horseless carriage" allowed for faster arrivals, the Michigan Supreme Court, State Court Administrative Office, and Michigan Judicial Institute support for using Zoom to record for the Court's Recorder means that there is no longer any need to wait up 56 days to read the transcript for a verbatim record while facing 21-day filing deadlines: you can now and hea...
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Michigan’s New Virtual Courtroom Directory: Keeping Courtrooms Open to the Public (Since 1776)

Every courtroom has a public galley, and the public's seats are still there. Public access to courtroom proceedings remains intact since 1776. Step 1: Visit Michigan's Virtual Courtroom Directory Web Page. Here's the link: Michigan Virtual Courtroom Directory. The hearing schedule is on your court's website.* It's extremely simple to link a .pdf of hearing schedules the court's web site. (Posting on-line can be completed in less time than it took to post at the door ...
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