Working with Audio Recording in Adult Court (Family; Probate/Mental Health)
Proceedings in this courtroom are preserved using a digital audio recording system. This technology
creates a verbatim record without the use of a court reporter. Parties are encouraged to use the Court's
audio recording system. Written notice for a court reporter shall be made to the Court at least 48 hours
before the proceeding begins.
To order a copy of the audio record on compact disc (CD) please call Electronic Records
Services (602-506-7100). A fee of $20.00 is charged for each copy of superior
court proceedings digitally recorded and provided on CD. The CD is formatted
to be played on a computer using FTR Player Plus 2.0 digital software, which
is available at ForTheRecord (FTR)
copies will be provided using Court-supplied media. You do not have to provide
the Court with a blank CD.
To obtain a copy of a hearing on the day it is conducted, you must fill
first out a "Request for Daily Copy" form and pay the fee at
the court's Self Service Center. Forms are available at the Self Service
Center and in this courtroom.
- The systems use ultra-sensitive microphones. Avoid making any statements
you do not want recorded.
- Upon speaking for the first time, identify your self for the record.
Spell your name and state whom you represent.
- Speak clearly and audibly.
- Speak one at a time.
- The record can only pick up words. Avoid "uh huh" and gestures.
- When reading from a document, read slowly.
- The date of the proceeding you wish transcribed
- The cause number
- The case caption
- If the transcript is for an appeal
- Your name, address, telephone number. E-mail address is optional.
The party ordering a transcript must pay for it.
Court staff will make the arrangements. The transcriber
will contact you to arrange for payment and delivery
of the transcript.
If you have questions, call: Superior Court Electronic
Records Services (602) 506-7100.