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Special counsel releases report

The report of the special counsel to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania regarding email exchanges with the Office of Attorney General was released today.

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New rules adopted to enhance court reporting services

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has adopted a comprehensive set of new rules governing court reporting operations to standardize services provided to judges, lawyers and citizens in each of the Commonwealth’s 60 judicial districts.

The move to replace an existing set of standards that were in place since 1981 was driven as much by technological advancements as a desire to unify a sometimes confusing mix of court reporting processes in districts across the state. The new rules bring greater clarity to the uniform production, ownership and fees for official transcripts of court hearings and other proceedings.

“These rules were carefully crafted in a partnership among the state’s trial judges, court administrators and court reporting professionals to reflect significant changes in technology,” Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Ronald D. Castille said. “Implementing these new rules will provide numerous benefits to Pennsylvania’s citizens while helping to ensure a unified and efficient system of court reporting.”

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