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Pilot project to use transcript-preparing companies, cut filing time

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Two companies will be hired to transcribe court records on an expedited schedule in a pilot program in selected courts, according to a Supreme Court order.   

Transcripts will be required to be filed within 30 days of a notice of appeal under the pilot, which will collect 20 cases for expedited transcript preparation, four each from courts in Hamilton, Lake, Madison, Tippecanoe and Vanderburgh counties.

An equal number of transcripts will be prepared by two companies named in the order, AVTRANZ, based in Phoenix, and New Jersey-based eScribers. The order spells out the procedure for how judges or court administrators in those counties may identify the cases. Cases selected for participation in the pilot will require service to the parties.

The pilot joins another pilot initiated in August in which video cameras and recording equipment were installed in three Indiana courtrooms where the audio/video record will form the official court transcript on appeal in a total of 45 cases.

According to the Supreme Court order on using professional transcription experts on appeal, appellant briefs will be filed no later than 45 days after notice of completion of transcript. Appellees then will have a like time to file responses.

The pilot program will run through at least through 2013, according to the order.
 

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  1. From his recent appearance on WRTV to this story here, Frank is everywhere. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, although he should stop using Eric Schnauffer for his 7th Circuit briefs. They're not THAT hard.

  2. They learn our language prior to coming here. My grandparents who came over on the boat, had to learn English and become familiarize with Americas customs and culture. They are in our land now, speak ENGLISH!!

  3. @ Rebecca D Fell, I am very sorry for your loss. I think it gives the family solace and a bit of closure to go to a road side memorial. Those that oppose them probably did not experience the loss of a child or a loved one.

  4. If it were your child that died maybe you'd be more understanding. Most of us don't have graves to visit. My son was killed on a state road and I will be putting up a memorial where he died. It gives us a sense of peace to be at the location he took his last breath. Some people should be more understanding of that.

  5. Can we please take notice of the connection between the declining state of families across the United States and the RISE OF CPS INVOLVEMENT??? They call themselves "advocates" for "children's rights", however, statistics show those children whom are taken from, even NEGLIGENT homes are LESS likely to become successful, independent adults!!! Not to mention the undeniable lack of respect and lack of responsibility of the children being raised today vs the way we were raised 20 years ago, when families still existed. I was born in 1981 and I didn't even ever hear the term "CPS", in fact, I didn't even know they existed until about ten years ago... Now our children have disagreements between friends and they actually THREATEN EACH OTHER WITH, "I'll call CPS" or "I'll have [my parent] (usually singular) call CPS"!!!! And the truth is, no parent is perfect and we all have flaws and make mistakes, but it is RIGHTFULLY OURS - BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS GREAT NATION - to be imperfect. Let's take a good look at what kind of parenting those that are stealing our children are doing, what kind of adults are they producing? WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS TO THE CHILDREN THAT HAVE BEEN RIPPED FROM THEIR FAMILY AND THAT CHILD'S SUCCESS - or otherwise - AS AN ADULT.....

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