Pennsylvania updates court reporting rules

Filed under: Litigation, News by Steven F. Fairlie @ December 17, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has announced adoption of the first new set of rules regulating court reporting and court transcripts in more than thirty years. Among the issues updated are the maximum costs for transcripts, ownership of transcripts and payment therefore (to the court rather than court reporters), waiving fees for litigants who are unable to afford transcripts, utilizing electronic transcripts rather than paper to take advantage of modern technology and cut costs, standardizing procedures and formats statewide, and redacting certain personal information from transcripts to maintain and enhance privacy concerns. The full text of the new rules can be accessed here: http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/436jad-attach.pdf?cb=1

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