22-303. Audio recording of judicial proceedings.
A. Official record. When an audio recording is authorized to be used for the creation of the official record of any judicial proceeding, the following procedures shall be followed by the certified court monitors in recording the proceedings, storing the recording and making copies of the recording.
(1) A separate master tape or other recording may be used for each case. The tape or other recording shall at all times be kept secure in the court clerk's office. If more than one case is to be included on a master tape or other recording, a cross-reference system shall be developed by the judicial district, which will assure that all proceedings in a case are easily located and available for purposes of an appeal or other judicial proceedings.
(2) On appeal, the master (original) recording and two (2) copies of the master recording and log shall be transmitted to the appropriate appellate court in accordance with the Rules of Appellate Procedure. One (1) copy shall be retained in the court file until final disposition of the case. The log shall be typewritten in accordance with the court monitors manual upon the filing of the notice of appeal and shall be filed with the district court clerk within ten (10) days after the filing of the notice of appeal.
(3) Upon final disposition of the appeal, the appellate court clerk may return the duplicates to the clerk of the district court for erasure and reuse.
B. Cases not appealed. If the case is not appealed, the clerk of the district court shall retain the master copy of the tape in a place and manner approved by the Supreme Court.
C. Minimum standards for audio recordings. When an audio recording is authorized to be used for the creation of the official record of any judicial proceeding, the audio cassette tapes, discs or other media used to store the recording, shall be compatible with equipment used by the courts.
[Adopted, effective January 1, 1983; as amended, effective December 1, 1993; February 16, 2004.]