In September of 1994, the Judicial Conference endorsed the use of realtime reporting technologies by official court reporters, and in June of 1996, the Judicial Conference established a new category called realtime unedited transcript. The Guide to Judiciary Policies and Procedures defines realtime as "the instantaneous translation of the proceedings on a computer monitor." The realtime rough draft or any portion thereof is not the official transcript and may not be filed for any reason. The Guide clearly indicates that the unedited draft is not intended to be used in subsequent proceedings for impeachment or for any other purpose, including further distribution. A certified transcript must be purchased from the court reporter at a fee established by the Judicial Conference. Please see the Non-Appeal Transcript Order Form for order and fee information. The judges of this Court receive realtime transcript from court reporters. This service may also be provided to the attorneys/parties upon negotiation with the reporter. In order to be provided with this service, the following steps are necessary:
To arrange for realtime transcript, you may call:
Bruce A. Matthews, Chief Court Reporter: (216) 357-7207;
Julie Knabe, Court Reporter Coordinator: (216) 357-7035; or
the Court Reporter responsible for the transcript.