Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Federal Courts Offering Digital Audio Recordings Online

The Third Branch, a newsletter from the Administrative Office of the US Courts, notes that 30 bankruptcy and district courts are planning to post digital audio recordings of proceedings via PACER.

The fee for downloading these files is $2.40 each.

Courts that are currently posting these files are:
  • District courts of Nebraska and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Bankruptcy courts of the Northern District of Alabama, Maine, the Eastern District of North Carolina, Rhode Island, the Middle District of Florida, and the Eastern District of Washington
Courts that are preparing to implement recording include:
  • the Southern District Court of Alabama
  • Bankruptcy courts of Alaska, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Middle District of North Carolina, the Middle District of Tennessee, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and Vermont
Courts that will be participating in the near future are the bankruptcy courts in:
  • Northern District of California
  • the District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • Western District of Louisiana
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Missouri
  • Nevada
  • South Dakota
  • Southern District of West Virginia

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