(1) All Land Court courtroom proceedings shall be recorded by a digital audio recording system known as CourtSmart. Said recording shall take place whether or not a court stenographer is present in the courtroom.
(2) A copy of the original recording or any portion thereof may be requested by counsel or by litigants. The copy shall consist of a compact disc of the original recording, or such portion thereof as is requested, which copy shall be produced pursuant to such process and procedure as is prescribed by the Chief Justice for Administration and Management of the Trial Court (CJAM). The request for a compact disc of an original proceeding shall be filed with the Recorder of the Land Court. Such request shall be on the form prescribed from time to time by the CJAM, and available at the Land Court. A copy of the request shall be sent to the opposing party or opposing party's counsel by the party requesting the copy. The cost of the compact disc, which shall be prepaid, shall be determined by the CJAM, as set forth in the Uniform Schedule of Fees for the Trial Court, adopted pursuant to G. L. c. 262, § 4B . G. L. c. 261, §§ 27A through 27G , shall be deemed applicable to requests by or on behalf of parties determined to be indigent and the cost of a compact disc shall be deemed an "extra cost" as defined in § 27A .
This Standing Order 1-06, supercedes Standing Order 1-88, dated February 1, 1988.
Adopted December 29, 2005, effective January 3, 2006.