USING TRANSCRIPTS OF AUDIO RECORDINGS DURING TRIAL – The “Olkon” Cautionary Jury Instruction & Protecting Your Court Reporter (15-11)

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GENERAL RULE:  Transcripts of audio recordings to be played during trial may be provided to the jury to help the jury or judge understand what is being said in the recording. The following are 7 topics of interest that include information about using audio recordings and transcripts at trial that judges and attorneys need to know:

1.  Audio recordings must be admitted into evidence;

2.  The need to provide transcripts to the jury during audio playback is generally caused by two circumstances;

3.  Procedure for use of a transcript during the audio playback;

4.  Who has responsibility for producing the transcript;

5.  Protecting your court reporter – or they may suffer the consequences;

6.  “Olkon” cautionary instruction on use of transcript of audio recording;

7.   Replaying audio recording during deliberations.

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