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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010
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Chief Justice Robert A. Mulligan issues an administrative order on Time Standards for Completion of Transcripts in Civil and Criminal Cases

In an effort to improve the timely disposition of cases, Chief Justice Robert A. Mulligan recently issued an administrative order on Time Standards for Completion of Transcripts in Civil and Criminal Cases, which became effective on January 1, 2010. The Order establishes a standard of 120 days for the production of transcripts in civil and criminal cases, as recommended by the Supreme Judicial Court's Working Group on Trial Transcripts.  

The Supreme Judicial Court convened the Working Group in 2006 to review, and assist in the implementation of, the recommendations of the Supreme Judicial Court's Study Committee on Trial Transcripts in its 2003 report. The Working Group recommended measures that focused on shorter time standards for transcript production. Mulligan thanked the Working Group for its recommendations for reducing delay in the production of transcripts and improving the timely disposition of cases.

Click here to view the administrative order.

 

 

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