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      CHC 335     


Art. 335.  Preparation of record; costs

A.  The clerk of the trial court shall cause the record on appeal to be prepared and lodged with the appellate court on or before the return day or extension thereof.

B.  All records and supplemental records prepared for filing in any appellate court shall be certified and dated by the clerk upon completion.  The certification shall include the date any transcript was received for inclusion in the record.

C.  All transcripts or parts thereof completed for inclusion in the record shall be dated and certified by the court reporter who prepares them.  The date of certification by the court reporter shall be the date on which the transcript was concluded and furnished to the clerk for inclusion in the record.

D.  If a child desires a transcript for appeal, he or his parents shall pay the cost of transcription of the record unless the court determines that the child and his parents lack means to pay such cost.

E.  Failure of the clerk to prepare and lodge the record on appeal either timely or correctly shall not prejudice the appeal.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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