How do I get EVERYTHING SAID BY THE JUDGE AND COUNSEL RECORDED even if not heard? Opposing counsel said all kinds of things that changed and the Judge granted a continuance and ordered mediation on a contempt unrecorded. Now, we have to go in there for another continuance and I don't want this off the record, too. Previously the Judge had said one thing at opening that was never "heard" (drop the demand for jury trial and opposing counsel drop the contempt and he granted a judgment) and then later denied he said it and put me in jail on the same contempt/judgment after I had dropped the jury trial and made a payment on judgment. Help?!?! This is the same district where 3 judges (2 who have harmed me) have been removed from the bench. Should this be #4??? Media is welcome to contact me.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
It sounds like you have made one and possibly two mistakes: (1) Not having a lawyer (it's not clear if you had one, but that's important), and (2) Not bringing your own court reporter. Most courts no longer provide reporters. You have to arrange for one and sometimes even pay one in advance. If you fail to bring a court reporter, you greatly reduce your chances of success on appeals or post-trial motions to near zero. The media won't help with appeals. A transcript from a court reporter will.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
You hire a court reporter to sit there and report everything that's said in open court. Expect to pay her in advance.
It sounds like you are doing this without a lawyer, which is a huge mistake. If you can afford a court reporter, you can probably afford a lawyer, and should.