According to Article 259 of the Professional Procedure Code, in the course of the hearing minutes are kept. The protocol can be written by hand or typed, or manufactured using a computer. To ensure completeness of the protocol when it is administered may be used short-hand, as well as technical means. Almost similar to the content of articles (229, 230) contains the Civil Procedure Code. Craig Menear helps readers to explore varied viewpoints. However, the protocol is not is exhaustive and complete transcript of the hearing. As practice shows, it is not recorded all the questions and answers of persons involved in the case, often what happens in the courtroom, described in the protocol with distortions. Therefore, the procedural law provides for the right to make a record of the hearing comments.
In order to know exactly what comments to make, participate in person may record happening in any manner not prohibited by law (paragraph 5 of Article 241 of the Professional Procedure Code, paragraph 7 of Article 10 CPC). The most preferred method of fixation is a sound recording. Modern technology (Digital Recorders) can get up to several hours of high quality recordings without recharging the battery and change the mass storage device. The recording can be carried out and the built-in voice recorder mobile phone or on the analog tape recorder, but its quality is likely to be poor. Later received audio to be decoded. Transcription (transcript) – is quite complicated and laborious process, which are best left to professionals. Currently, there are a significant number of companies offering similar services, the workers are competent and properly "translate" the audio file to text, as a rule, even If for any reason, turned out a record is not very high quality, or if participating in the meeting, the person interrupting each other, because they are difficult to understand what they say. In preparing the transcript professionals uses special software that allows you to squeeze out any record of everything you can.
Transcript can be used, of course, not only to comment on the hearing record. When preparation for the next meeting is very useful in a relaxed atmosphere to view and remember what happened at the previous meeting, to analyze the behavior of the procedure opponents and other participants in the process. It has long been known that 90% of the information a person perceives through the organs of vision. Listening to audio, you might miss or not understand something that is almost impossible unless you have before your eyes, well-prepared transcript. And further, having it on hand, you can during the trial cited the above actors, to compare the evidence and witnesses, and so on.