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Rule 5-202. Officialcourt transcribers.


To establish the criteria and procedure for certification ofofficial court transcribers.


This rule shall apply to official court transcribers.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) Definitions. An "official court transcriber"is a person authorized under this rule to transcribe into typewritten form theaudio and video recordings of court proceedings for purposes of appeal or othercourt purposes.

(2) Qualifications. In order to serve as an official courttranscriber, an individual must meet the criteria and fulfill theresponsibilities stated below, and must be approved by the appellate courtadministrator.

(2)(A) An official court transcriber shall be licensed inUtah as a certified court reporter or work under the direction of one who is.

(2)(B) An official court transcriber shall:

(2)(B)(i) have experience ortraining satisfactory to the appellate court administrator in transcription ofaudio and video records;

(2)(B)(ii) have equipment and support staff sufficient toprovide the transcript in an accurate and timely manner;

(2)(B)(iii) have no conflict of interest in the matterstranscribed;

(2)(B)(iv) comply with statutes and rules regulatingtranscripts; and

(2)(B)(v) attend training required by the appellate courtadministrator.

(2)(C) Persons desiring to be certified as official courttranscribers shall apply to the appellate court administrator.

(2)(D) The court transcriber will not retain or disclose toany other person the court?s audio file or video file or the transcript of theproceeding. The court transcriber will not communicate with any person otherthan court personnel or a court transcriber about the court hearing orproceeding.

(3) Preparation of transcript. If an official courttranscriber encounters a portion of the audio or video recording which isinaudible or incomplete, the official court transcriber shall report that factto the appellate court administrator and set forth the court, the date and timeof the proceeding, and the perceived problem with the recording.

(4) List of official court transcribers. The appellate courtadministrator shall publish a list of official court transcribers.

(5) Complaints and sanctions. The appellate courtadministrator may investigate any complaints made concerning the performance ofan official court transcriber, and may, for good cause, rescind thecertification of any official court transcriber. Failure to prepare and file anassigned transcript in accordance with the time and notification standardsestablished by the rules of the appellate courts constitutes good cause forrescission of an official court transcriber's approval.