General Orders of Division I
General Order re Videotape Records on Appeal (May 1991)
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
Pursuant to Supreme Court Order 25700-A-476, which authorizes the Court to establish local rules regarding appeals from proceedings that were recorded on videotape, the following rule is hereby adopted:
Appeals to Division I - Report of Proceedings Recorded on Videotape. Pursuant to RAP 9.5, the report of proceedings recorded on videotape must be transcribed in the form of a typewritten report of proceedings. Typed transcripts must bear certification by the transcriber that states. "I hereby certify that this is a true and correct record of the proceedings. I do further certify I am in no way related to or employed by any party in this matter, nor to any counsel, nor do I have any interest in this matter." The signature must be notarized.
The Office of the Administrator for the Courts is directed to coordinate with the King County Department of Judicial Administration to develop procedures to ensure that consistent standards are developed and followed for transcribing and certifying transcripts.
Only transcripts prepared in compliance with these procedures will be accepted by the Court of Appeals.
Dated this 24th day of May, 1991.
FOR THE COURT:
C. Kenneth Grosse, Chief Judge