NADIR

Email received by judicial assistant at 8:24 AM on April 4, 2018, six minutes before docket start time … (click to enlarge)

Judges are mad, and this time they have a right to be.

Apex Reporting, a division of Verbatim Support Services, is in the crosshairs for failing to provide reporters on-time, or at all, as reflected in the email above.

Today one judge went court room hopping to share a court reporter (and a dais), while another judge had to ask attorneys to waive an on the record proceeding for scheduling matters only, a fairly regular occurrence in at least one courtroom where reporters arrive well after start time.

A developing story in one of the major circuits yet to go to all electronic court reporting in the circuit criminal division …