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Commissioners approve resolution establishing "court of record"

Last week, the Gallatin County Commission voted 3-0 to approve a resolution establishing the Gallatin County Justice Court as a “court of record.”

According to County Communications Coordinator Whitney Bermes, a “court of record” means that all proceedings before the two Justices of the Peace will be recorded electronically and stored.

“Those recordings can then be used in any potential appeals instead of having to repeat the case ‘de novo’ (from the beginning) before the higher court. Currently, there are forms that document things like a jury’s verdict or a sentence, but there are no verbati...