By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
Whether you have to go to an 8:34 a.m. uniform motion calendar to clear up an issue in your divorce case, or if you have a full blown trial before the judge, it is important to assess whether or not you should have a court reporter present.
Court reporters take down everyone’s words spoken in the courtroom. They also appear at lawyers’ offices for depositions, signing of agreements, or any other time when you might need to prove what was said. Transcripts are provided and can be used as sworn statements.
The decision to use and pay for the services of a court reporter is usually made by your attorney. He/she will assess the seriousness or complexity of the matter, whether the issue might need to be taken up to the appellate court, or to simply keep the judge on best behavior…
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