7:8-8. Record of Proceedings; Transcripts
- (a) Record. If required by order of the Supreme Court, the municipal court shall cause all proceedings to be recorded by sound recording equipment approved by the Administrative Office of the Courts. If not so required, the court may, at its own expense, cause proceedings to be recorded either by sound recording equipment or by a court reporter. If sound recording equipment is used, or if the proceedings are not otherwise recorded, the court shall permit a record of the proceedings to be made by a certified shorthand reporter at the request and expense of any party. Every sound recording and stenographic record of proceedings made pursuant to this rule shall be retained by the municipal court administrator or by the reporter, as the case may be, for 5 years.
- (b) Transcript. If the proceedings have been sound recorded, any person may order a transcript from the municipal court administrator, and if the proceedings have been recorded stenographically, any person may order a transcript from the court reporter. The charge shall not exceed the rates as provided by law. The person preparing the transcript shall certify to its accuracy.
- (c) Supervision. The recording of proceedings and the preparation of transcripts thereof, whether by sound recording or reporters, shall be subject to the supervision and control of the Administrative Director of the Courts.