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Parent Status of Court Reporters in Trial
Date 23 December 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 3
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from December 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
ALTERNATIVE ECONOMY MEASURE If economy is really the aim for which the Civilian Personnel Section is determined to sacrifice so much in relation to the trial and the record of proceedings, then there is a much better way to effect it with no delay of proceedings or reduction in the reporting standards involved. The Tribunal (or the Secretariat) directed that two (2) court reporters record the proceedings at the same time to insure a verbatim transcript. This would serve to indicate how important the record of proceedings is considered. Nevertheless, the job could be done by one (1) court reporter at a time in relay, with the understanding that they all be competent and that the court reporters may find it necessary more frequently to ask for repetition for purposes of accuracy. In this connection, instead of the five (5) teams of two on a team used now, at least seven (7) reporters should be used in relay because each would then have more work to turn out by himself, and he would need a little more time to turn out his work in sufficient time for his next relay assignment in Court. This would reduce the expense, eliminate any delay in securing new reporters, obviate the necessity of having to use an entirely new staff of reporters, and would still maintain the present standards for reporting this trial and substantially the same reporters. This would be the wisest and happiest solution to the problem. [signed Jack Greenberg] JACK GREENBERG Chief Court Reporter