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Can I visit the Court Reporters’ Office for information?

Yes, the Court Reporters’ Office is open to the public. The security personnel will direct you to the Offices or ask a court reporter to come and speak with you. You may also call in with your questions.

What does preparing a transcript entail?

Your request triggers a series of steps in the transcript production process such as translation, editing, research, printing, proofing, correcting, producing indexes and concordances, duplicating, collating, binding, certification, and distribution.

What are the page rates for transcripts?

An Ordinary Transcript costs Three Dollars and Thirty Cents ($3.30) per page. It is prepared within thirty (30) days calendar days after receipt of a request.

An Ordinary Transcript that is requested for a matter that is on appeal is prepared within ninety (90) days after the receipt of the Transcript Purchase Order (TPO).

An Expedited Transcript costs Four Dollars ($4.00) per page. It is prepared within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of the request.

A Daily Transcripts costs Five Dollars and Fifty Cents ($5.50) per page. It is prepared within twenty-four (24) hours. Additional copies are available at cost.

An Hourly Transcript costs Six Dollars and Sixty Cents ($6.60) per page. It is a transcript of proceedings ordered under unusual circumstances to be delivered within two (2) hours.

I really need an expedited transcript. The motion hearing just ended, and the trial is scheduled for next week. If I pay more, may I have it expedited?

The court reporter will make every effort to meet a request for an Expedited Transcript. An Expedited Transcript costs Four Dollars ($4.00) per page. It is prepared within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of the request.

Can anyone request a transcript of a hearing?

Most hearings are available to the litigants (parties in a case) and the general public. Transcripts of closed hearings are available only upon a written motion and approval by the Judge.

How do I request a transcript of a hearing in a case?

In appealed cases, you must complete and submit the eight (8) part form called the “Transcript Purchase Order” to the Court Reporters’ Office. You can obtain the TPO from the receptionist or the Clerk’s Office.

For non-appealed cases, you must submit a letter to the Office of the Court Reporter. The reporter assigned to the hearing will then contact you. After you and the reporter make financial arrangements, the transcript is prepared as expeditiously as possible.


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