The Court, the Judge and the Stenographer
45 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2020
Date Written: October 30, 2020
In this article, I intend to share my long experience with stenographers with respect to their skills of getting dictation and putting drafts for review and signatures. The interaction between a judge and a stenographer is of vital importance for smooth and timely disposal of cases. Judges interact with their stenographers not only for day to day orders on files but also for dictating final orders and judgments. It is argued that a good stenographer helps in quick and timely disposal of cases and vice versa. Job description of Stenographer is an important standing operating procedure for their performance. Ethical questions of maintaining confidentiality of communication is also discussed with reference to judicial conduct. Education and Training issues of judicial communication skills between judges and Stenographers, use of social media by court staff etc are also deliberated as of key importance.
Keywords: Judge, Stenographer, court, law, constitution, dictation, communication, short hand, judicial education, training, skills, court management, disposal, backlog, women judges, women steno, court staff, gender, equality, dignity, social media, code of conduct, Judicial Academy, Pakistan
JEL Classification: j10, k10, l10, z10
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