Innovations by Stage - Establishing the Record

What's in this guide?

Summarized results of the 2015 survey and the innovations being put into place by many appellate courts.  

  Main Appellate Page
    Summary of Appellate Innovations Survey
    Widespread Technology Innovations
    Technology Innovations On the Horizon
    Preparing the Record
    Briefing Stage
    Case Assignment/Scheduling
    Preparing Opinion/Decision
    Other Innovations

For more information about the Appellate Innovations Survey, please email John Doerner.

Web-based Transcript Management:  

The New Hampshire Supreme Court with a private vendor developed a transcript management system that works with the Court’s webpage and enables litigants to electronically request transcripts.  Click here for a description of the system process used by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Mandatory electronic record (FL App Rule 9.200 (d)):  

This rule mandates that the entire record, including trial court pleadings be compiled into a single PDF file and that the trial transcript be converted into a second PDF file.  Both must be submitted through the Florida Courts e-filing Portal. 

Graduated Reduction of Page Rate for Late Transcripts:   

Colorado’s approach to reducing the time for transcript preparation by court reporters includes a graduated reduction in the per page transcription rate when deadlines are not met.  The rate for a transcript, which would be billed at the ordinary rate if submitted on time, is 90% of the ordinary rate if late 10 days or less, 75% if 11 to 30 days late and 50% if more than 30 days late.  Click here for Chief Justice Directive 85-03 revised

Administrative Order Regarding Timely Transcripts: 

The Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I, issued Administrative Order 2015-01 to establish stringent requirements for multiple extension requests on transcripts and authorize show cause hearings for court reporters.