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May 14, 1999
David E. Rauma, Donna J. Stienstra, George W. Cort, Patricia A. Lombard

Should digital audio recording technology be an approved method for taking the offical record of federal courts proceedings? This report, prepared at the request of the Court Administration and Case Management Committee of the Judicial Conference, summarizes findings from a study of digital audio recording technology as it was used to take the record of court proceedings in six district and six bankruptcy courts.

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January 1, 1985
John E. Shapard

A brief description of a test of the use of videotape for part of the bankruptcy discharge hearing for debtors required by 11 U.S.C. Section 524(d). The test demonstrated that use of the videotape conserves judge time and can enhance the value of the hearing to the debtor.

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January 1, 1983
J. Michael Greenwood, Julie Horney, M. Daniel Jacoubovitch, Frances B. Lowenstein, Russell R. Wheeler

A report on the results of research undertaken in response to section 401 of the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982, which directs the Judicial Conference of the United States to "experiment with the different methods of recording court proceedings." The study evaluated the performance of audio recording systems placed in twelve courtrooms in ten circuits.

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January 1, 1981
J. Michael Greenwood

A survey of the experiences of official federal court reporters using computer-aided transcription (CAT) technologies. The study reports mixed evaluations of the relative costs and benefits of CAT. The paper also presents the reporters' views on increased use of CAT in the federal courts and on alternatives to CAT.

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January 1, 1972
Joseph L. Ebersole


January 1, 1971
Ernest H. Short, Walter G. Leight

The court reporting study was concerned with test of the feasibility of using an existing computerized translation system for the production of transcript in courtroom environment; the development of suitable statistics on time and cost of transcript preparation with any of a number of alternative methods now in use or available; and a survey of laws pertaining to the recording of court proceedings. The Executive Summary has been prepared as a digest of the study.

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January 1, 1971
Ernest H. Short, Miles Ruthberg



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