§10.2. Official court reporters; oath of office; bond
A.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, each court reporter appointed as an official court reporter by any judge of any court shall be required to take an oath of office and to furnish bond for the faithful performance of the duties of the office.
(2) The bond shall be in the sum of ten thousand dollars and shall be approved by the judge making the appointment.
(3) The bond shall be in favor of the judge making the appointment and any party litigant for the purpose of protecting litigants against any acts of incompetence or neglect of duty on the part of the reporter.
(4) It shall be recorded and filed in the clerk's office in each court for which such appointment is made.
B. Any party litigant may sue on said bond for any damages sustained by said party litigant by a wrongful act or neglect of duty committed or omitted by the official court reporter in the performance of the duties of official court reporters.
Acts 1984, No. 538, §1.