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Working with Video Recording in E-Courtrooms (Civil, Criminal, Family) Digital Recording

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.

Audio Copies

To order a copy of the video record on compact disc (CD) or videotape 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 or videotape. The CD is formatted to be viewed on a computer using Microsoft's Media Player (already installed on most newer computers), available free at www.microsoft.com, or JAVS' CaseViewer. "CaseViewer" is available for free from Jefferson Audio Visual Systems at: www.javs.com. All copies will be provided using Court-supplied media. You do not have to provide the Court with blank CDs or videotapes

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.

Helpful Hints:
  • The systems use ultra-sensitive microphones. Avoid making any statements you do not want recorded. Depress and continue to depress the red button at counsel table if you need to mute the microphone.
  • 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.
Ordering Transcripts:
  • 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.
  • Why are you requesting the transcript.

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.
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