Margaret Morgan, a Digital Court Reporter based in Minnesota, captures the record using digital court recording technology.
This is part one of three in a series of interviews with Digital Court Reporter, Margaret Morgan. Stay tuned for part two.The record turnout of digital court reporters and transcribers (gathering in-person for the first time since 2019) at the American Association of... Read More
Microsoft will be releasing a new update for Windows 11 operating systems next month. This upgrade to Windows 11 22H2 will affect FTR Player when a foot control is plugged in. This update will only affect Windows 11 22H2 and will not affect Windows 10 22H2. It will affect all versions of FTR Player on Windows 11 22H2. Customers... Read More
For The Record, the global leader in courtroom recording technology, announced that Court.fm, a service for listening to and reviewing court recordings, will retire at the end of September 2022. This change comes as Amazon Web Services (AWS) phases out EC2, the platform powering this technology. FTR Recording Vault, a modern, cloud-based playback solution will replace Court.fm and continue... Read More
Equal access to legal processes and the wider justice system is a fundamental right, granted by the U.S. Constitution and further reinforced by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Act, which became law in 1990, protects people with disabilities from discrimination in State and local government services, programs, and activities, including law enforcement agencies and... Read More
Remotely monitor legal proceedings with For The Record's latest digital court reporting release, FTR Gold 7.6. The software that set the industry standard for quality and efficiency now offers fluid livestreaming of audio and video to support full remote management of courtroom recording from anywhere. By eliminating geographic constraints, FTR Gold 7.6 will allow jurisdictions to connect with a broader pool... Read More
For The Record (“FTR Ltd.”) today announced the appointment of Tony Douglass as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Douglass, 49, is a founder of the global justice technology company and most recently served as its President. Widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts in digital recording, transcription services, and audio-visual requirements for courts and law enforcement,... Read More
The purpose of Global Accessibility Awareness Day is to educate people about digital access and inclusion.
For policymakers, organizations, and technology providers in the legal and justice spaces, it is imperative to drive commitment to practices that ensure every person living with a disability has positive digital experiences—whether they are accessing content, resources, websites, digital platforms, remote/hybrid proceedings, or... Read More
Announcing FTR RealTime: An Automated Speech-to-Text Transcription Service for Courtrooms
For The Record continues a 30-year legacy of ground–breaking legal technology with the release of FTR RealTime. The sophisticated, speech-to-text transcription service maintains pace with the spoken word while processing dialects, complex legal terminology, and multiple languages. With unprecedented accuracy of up to 95%, FTR RealTime eliminates the need to hire costly... Read More
Editor’s note: the section on digital court recording and the court reporter shortage has been updated to more accurately reflect the nuances of the industry and the roles that contribute to it.
Given the unpredictability of the last two years, it may seem ambitious to make predictions for the justice system in 2022.
As discussed in our wrap-up of the prominent... Read More
Innovative technological solutions for courts are underpinned by the concept of ‘disruption by design’––intentional and positive disruptions of traditional methods of administering justice for the benefit of all, in the face of unpredictable societal disruptions.
Today, we are looking at the major trends in court technology that we have seen––and enabled––throughout the year.
Predictability and reliability in technological solutions offer certainty in an uncertain world. Court users expect the technology they use to operate as expected and... Read More