Deborah Uhley wrote:
Some attorneys are requesting/demanding we (the court reporter) take a picture of the witness and, in some cases, pictures of their injuries/scarring. Are we to do this, not do this, charge for it, etc.?
That seems a little too much to ask. If you take pictures, then those pictures could potentially be used as exhibits in trial and now all of a sudden you're a witness having to testify since you're the one taking and providing the photos.
I can see the service of taking a picture of the witness and having it incorporated into the transcript on the title page as a means of identification, but not taking pictures of body parts.
Melinda Dexter, RPR, CSR