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Courtroom Gets 'Real': Circuit Court Judge Makes Use of Realtime ...

April 29, 2011

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Daniel P. Ryan’s courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice has gone realtime—as in realtime reporting, that is. “Most people don’t know what realtime is,” said Linda Cavanagh, Ryan’s court reporter of 13 years. A certified realtime court reporter, Cavanagh was the only one out of 20 in her class to pass the certification. She boasts a 99.5 percent transcription (accuracy) rate.

Cavanagh was so enthused with the software—as was her judge, who teaches courtroom technology in judges’ school—that she purchased the CaseViewNet software for $500 out of her own pocket and incorporated it in Judge Ryan’s courtroom.