Massachusetts Supplemental Probate and Family Court Rule 18: Appointment of Stenographers
Request for the appointment of a stenographer to take the testimony at a trial for the purpose of reporting the testimony on appeal to the Appeals Court or the Supreme Judicial Court shall be given to the register in writing not later than forty-eight hours before trial. If trial is cancelled at the request of either party, cost of the stenographer may be assessed by the presiding judge unless twenty-four hours notice in writing is given to the register to cancel the request for the stenographer.
Added December 14, 2011, effective January 2, 2012.
Reporter's Notes (2012): The rule is updated now that we have an Appeals Court.