MAKING THE RECORD
The reporter’s transcript is an important document before, during, and after a trial. The transcript and its electronic version are used for trial preparation, briefs, impeachment purposes, and, of course, for appellate review. Property, freedom, and life all can depend on a clear and accurate record. Many cases lost in trial courts are subsequently won on appeal because the record was carefully made in the trial court. Making the Record provides numerous reminders and tips to help you make a clear record. Many of them are common sense, but they are precisely the kinds of things that often are overlooked or forgotten during a trial or a deposition. We hope this booklet will help you remember to take the greatest care in making the record.
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