Justice DM Brown of the Ontario Superior Court, in his continuing quest to drag courtroom procedure into the 21st century, has found it ‘entirely reasonable’ for counsel to request a fully searchable electronic transcript in Re Summit Glen Waterloo/2000 Developments Inc, 2012 ONSC 5786. Because no specific format for transcripts is prescribed, they vary from reporter to reporter, making a specific order necessary. Ideally, an electronic transcript should not only be searchable but also indexed and hyperlinked.

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