Topic: What happens when a freelancer is brought in to record proceedings in a courtroom with an official reporter present?
Officials responses 74% Freelancers responses 26%
Are you a freelance reporter who has ever been hired by an attorney to report in a courtroom where there is an official reporter also present making a record?
A. Yes, 17.3% No, 13%
Are you an official who has ever had a freelance reporter brought in to report proceedings while you are also present?
A: Yes, 17.3% No, 48% Other 8.6% (The total equals 104.2 due to crossover responses.)
�Does your court have a local rule regarding having more than one reporter be present and report the proceedings? �If so, could you please cite the local rule.
A. Yes, 8.6%. No, 60.8%, No response 21.7%
There were comments given and in every case that there was more than one reporter present, the reporters indicated that they were able to resolve it in a professional manner. When both did report a proceeding, the official reporter's transcript was the official record. Thanks for the lively and respectful discussion!