Electronic recording of court proceedings closer to reality

Local judges and magistrates are closer to being able to electronically record court proceedings under a new law that has been proposed.

The Recording of Court Proceedings Bill 2014, which was tabled by Attorney-General Anil Nandlall on Thursday, seeks to provide for the recording of court proceedings by electronic or other means.

The current practice sees judges and magistrates recording proceedings by hand.

One clause of the bill provides for the Registrar of the Supreme Court or the clerk of the magistrate’s court to cause a transcript …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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