FILE A MOTION TO ELECTRONICALLY RECORD
If you have to go to court, the MOST important thing to do is file a WRITTEN motion to video or audio record all hearings to insure you have an accurate ELECTRONIC record of your hearings. This helps keep everyone honest, therefore decreases the need for appeals and expensive court reporters and transcripts.
Court reporters are human and can make mistakes or be corrupted, and are part of the divorce industry. Family law litigation is a large percentage of court business, but most of it would be unnecessary if judges enforced the constitutional right to be a parent to one's children.
The point is to get your motion in the record file. Courts wish to avoid the APPEARANCE of being unfair. But if they do deny your motion, you want any denial in the record file of your case. Make sure you file the WRITTEN motion well ahead of time. Don't wait until you get before the judge to motion orally or let your attorney do the same.
See Deconstructing America to learn from disbarred attorneys about altered court records and transcripts.
Deconstructing America, Part 1
Deconstructing America, Part 2
I would fire any attorney who objects to use of electronic recording. What possible valid reason could he or she have other than a desire to appease a judge? He or she would be guilty of interfering with your right to have an accurate and inexpensive record of the proceeding - A PUBLIC TRIAL. The whole point of a trial is to establish an accurate record of the evidence. An honest attorney should favor electronic recording.
SAMPLE MOTION TO RECORD ALL HEARINGS (copy and paste into your document, then remove humorous elements, of course)
IN THE (J & DR or CIRCUIT) COURT OF (WHATEVER) COUNTY
JANE DOE, Plaintiff
JOHN DOE , Defendant
Case No. $$$$$$$$
MOTION TO VIDEO RECORD, OR ALTERNATIVELY, AUDIO RECORD ALL HEARINGS
COMES NOW JOHN DOE to make this motion to be allowed to video record, or alternatively, audio record all hearings in this matter for the following reasons:
1. I am a pro se litigant and cannot afford an attorney.
2. I cannot afford a court reporter and cannot make accurate notes while attempting to represent myself in court.
3. I need accurate notes in the event of an appeal from this proceeding.
4. I need the court’s authorization to bring a recording device into the court house past the security screeners.
WHEREFORE, Mr. DOE requests the court allow him to video or audio record all hearings in this matter.
John/Jane Doe, pro se
1234 Bankrupt Lane
Upthecreek, SlaveState 00000