Second Judicial District Court
Court Reporters/Monitors FAQs
How long does it take to get a copy of the tape?
Under normal conditions, it takes less than three working days. Proceedings involving a large number of tapes could take longer.
Is there a written log or legend that accompanies each tape?
Yes, the requesting party, upon request, will receive a computer generated log prepared by the Court Monitor which accompanies the tape. This log highlights certain portions of the proceedings and is meant to supplement the tape in terms of following what happened during the hearing or motion.
How do I get a copy of the tape or CD containing my hearing?
All tapes and CD’s are filed wih Special Services by the Court Monitor. The requesting party must have the date of the hearing and the name of the judge or hearing officer in order to obtain a copy of the proceedings. Transcripts are not provided in hearings recorded by the monitors; the tape is the official record.
What happens to exhibits admitted into evidence?
The Court Reporter files all exhibits admitted into evidence in the Special Services Division of the District Court. Please contact Special Services for copies or further information.
How much does a transcript cost?
Page rates are set by statute depending on the type of case and whether it is an appeal or non-appeal transcript. Current charges can be found here. The Court Reporter will provide an estimated cost. The requesting party pays the Court Reporter directly for civil proceedings and non-indigent criminal cases. In certain instances, the transcript fee may be waived by Court order.
How do I order a transcript?
A transcript request should be faxed to 505-841-6766. Please include the following information: Date of hearing, name of the judge, cause (case) number including case type, caption (ie. State of New Mexico vs. John Doe), any deadline by which the transcript is needed, name and telephone number for a contact person. You will then receive the name and telephone number of the reporter.
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