3 Ind. courtrooms testing use of video transcripts

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By: Newscenter 16 Email

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Three Indiana courtrooms are taking part in a pilot program testing whether video transcripts can speed up the appeals process.

Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Loretta Rush said the Indiana Court of Appeals chose her court for the test because it has a lot of appeals, according to the Associated Press. She says the hope is that video transcripts can save taxpayer money by shortening the length of time appeals spend in the court system.

During the pilot program all three participating courts will completely replace written transcripts with video transcripts. Paper transcripts are expensive to produce and can take up to 90 days to create.

When attorneys file appeals they submit a paper transcript of the trial and reference the parts where it's believed there were procedural errors.

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