Maximum transcript rates per page are set at the national level for all federal district courts by the Judicial Conference of the United States. The current maximum rates per page are shown below.
|Original1||First Copy to Each Party||Each Add’l Copy to the Same Party|
|Ordinary Transcript (30 day)
A transcript to be delivered within 30 calendar days after receipt of an order.
A transcript to be delivered within 14 calendar days after receipt of an order.
|Expedited Transcript (7 day)
A transcript to be delivered within 7 calendar days after receipt of an order.
A transcript to be delivered within 3 calendar days after receipt of an order.
A transcript to be delivered on the calendar day following receipt of the order (regardless of whether that calendar day is a weekend or holiday), prior to the normal opening hour of the clerk’s office.
A transcript of proceedings to be delivered within 2 hours from receipt of the order.
A draft unedited transcript produced by a certified realtime reporter as a byproduct of realtime to be delivered electronically during proceedings or immediately following receipt of the order.
|One feed,2 $3.05 per page;
two-to-four feeds, $2.10 per page;
five or more feeds, $1.50 per page.
- The original includes a copy to be filed with the Clerk of the court for no additional fee, “Each reporter may charge and collect fees for transcripts requested by the parties, including the United States, at rates prescribed by the court subject to the approval of the Judicial Conference. He or she shall not charge a fee for any copy of a transcript delivered to the clerk for the records of the court…. (28 U.S.C. § 753(f))” (italics added).
- A realtime “feed” is the electronic data flow from the court reporter to the computer of each person or party ordering and receiving the realtime transcription in the courtroom.
Important note: In multi-defendant cases involving CJA defendants, no more than one transcript may be purchased from the court reporter on behalf of all CJA defendants. See Guide to Judiciary Policy Vol. 6 § 530.20.20(a) and General Order 23(XIII). In these cases, if counsel for one CJA defendant requests a transcript that has not previously been prepared and delivered to anyone else, the court reporter may charge for one original. View the CJA transcript information page.