what court? Court of record or not court of record? Is appeal de novo?
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You don't have to request a reporter. All proceedings in court are recorded. There is no "reporter" over in the corner typing anymore. The proceedings are audio recorded and then transcribed at a later date if ordered by one of the parties.
You should have addressed this issue WHEN
you were in court. Simply ask the judge . . .
is this being recorded or not? Ask why not?
Present your question to the judge.
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