We all know that the audio recordings of Hawaii Supreme Court oral arguments are available on the Court’s website. If you didn’t know, go here.
But what about video recordings?
If you’ve ever had the privilege of arguing before the Hawaii Supreme Court, you may have noticed the Court’s Bailiff sitting in front of a computer screen watching the oral arguments unfold. I’ve always wondered if the video is being recorded.
A colleague who recently argued before the court asked. The answer is yes.
If you’ve argued before the court and you’d like your very own copy of your own argument (to bask in your glory, or torture yourself, or teach your associates the Dos and Don’ts of oral argument), here’s what you need to do:
- Call the HAWSCT Bailiff and ask;
- He’ll burn you a copy of the video onto a DVD;
- Go to the HAWSCT Clerk’s Office to pick up the DVD;
- Pay $10.00.
It’s that easy.
Just to make sure, I did it. Here’s mine:
P.S. It is apparent that the court has cameras in several places you may not have known about that allow the video recordings to be shot from several angles.