January 15, 2015
IN RE NINTH EAST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT-APPROVAL FOR DIGITAL ELECTRONIC RECORDING
Circuit Judge Robert McCallum, of the Ninth East Judicial Circuit, requests permission from this court, pursuant to Arkansas Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 4(e), to use digital electronic recording to make the official court record.
Administrative Order No. 4 permits the use of digital electronic recording in the circuit courts under special circumstances, such as presented here, upon request to, and approval by, the supreme court. Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 18, digital electronic recording may be used by state district judges who are presiding over matters pending in the circuit courts. The use of digital electronic recording is also permitted in many state and federal courts throughout the country. See the National Center for State Court's publication, Making the Record Utilizing Digital Electronic Recording.
We grant this request for a one-year period. The use of digital electronic recording in Judge McCallum's court shall comply with Administrative Order No. 4, the Administrative Office of the Court's Provisional Guidelines for Digital Audio Recording,  and the terms set out in Judge McCallum's "Proposal for the Use of Electronic Reporting in the 9th Judicial Circuit of Arkansas."