Florida Recording Law | Digital Media Law Project. Florida lawyers are aware that Florida prohibits the surreptitious recording of phone conversations, unless both parties consent. There are situations, however, where recording is permitted, unless prohibited by a court order. For instance, you may record public hearings and trials, unless specifically ordered not to. This can come in handy for hearings, and I have considered using my SmartPen, the LiveScribe Echo, to record some court proceedings for later review, and note taking. However, the best practice is to secure the consent of all parties in order to remove doubt. Public legal seminars are ideal for this tool; and, I can later play back the seminar while I review the notes I took with the SmartPen. This Digital Media Project article is a good summary of the Florida law on recordings. If you live in another state, check the site for the law of your jurisdiction. Be careful out there.