Transcripts

Ordering Transcripts

To place a transcript order for a proceeding, please complete a Transcript Order Form. Questions regarding specific hearings may be directed to the appropriate court reporter found below.

Lisa Schwam (415) 308-9030
Denise Veitch (401) 323-9337
Karen Wischnowsky (401) 529-7406
Jennifer Dias (401) 752-7223 (digital recordings)

Transcript Fee Rates

 

Original

First Copy to
Each Party

Each Add'l Copy
to the Same Party

Ordinary Transcript
A transcript to be delivered within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of an order
$3.65
$0.90
$0.60
14-Day Transcript
A transcript to be delivered within fourteen (14) days after receipt of an order
$4.25
$0.90
$0.60
Expedited Transcript
A transcript to be delivered within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of an order
$4.85
$0.90
$0.60
Daily Transcript
A transcript to be delivered following adjournment and prior to the normal opening hour of the court on the following morning whether or not it actually is a court day
$6.05
$1.20
$0.90
Hourly Transcript
A transcript of proceedings ordered under unusual circumstances to be delivered within two (2) hours
$7.25
$1.20
$0.90

Redaction Requirements and Privacy

Please note that the federal rules of procedure restrict the publication of certain personal data in documents filed with the court. The rules require limiting Social Security, taxpayer identification, and financial account numbers to the last four digits, using only initials for the names of minor children, and limiting dates of birth to the year. [For criminal cases, also limit home addresses to city and state.]

However, if such information is elicited during testimony or other court proceedings, it will become available to the public when the official transcript is filed at the courthouse unless, and until, it is redacted. The better practice is for you to avoid introducing this information into the record in the first place. Please take this into account when questioning witnesses or making other statements in court.

For 90 days after a transcript is filed, it will be viewable at the public terminal in the Clerk's Office. During this 90-day period, a copy of the transcript may be obtained from the court reporter or transcriber. Attorneys in the case are (or, where there is a self-represented party, the party is) responsible for reviewing the transcript for the personal data identifiers required by the federal rules to be redacted, and providing the court reporter or transcriber with a statement of the redactions to be made to comply with the rules.

The responsibility for redacting personal identifiers rests solely with counsel and the parties. Neither the Clerk nor the court reporter will review the transcripts for compliance. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, the attorney must review the following portions of the transcript:

  • opening and closing statements made on the party’s behalf;
  • statements of the party;
  • the testimony of any witnesses called by the party;
  • sentencing proceedings; and
  • any other portion of the transcript as ordered by the court.
  • Parties or attorneys wishing to redact personal identifiers from a transcript must file a Redaction Request Form within 21 days of the filing of the transcript. Please note, a Redaction Request is a public document. It is imperative that the actual information or identifiers to be redacted are NOT included in the Redaction Request or any of its attachments. Only the following personal identifiers, listed by the Judicial Conference in its policy on the electronic availability of transcripts, may be redacted:

  • Minor's names ➛ Use only the minor's initials;
  • Financial account numbers ➛ Use only the last four digits of the number;
  • Social Security numbers ➛ Use only the last four digits of the number;
  • Dates of birth ➛ Use only the year of birth;
  • Home addresses ➛ Use only the city and state.
  • If a party wishes to request redactions in addition to personal identifiers, a separate Motion for Redaction of Transcript must be filed. If a Redaction Request is filed, the Redacted Transcript is due 31 calendar days from the date of filing of the original transcript. Unless extended by court order, Redacted Transcripts are not made public until the end of the 90-day restriction period. If no Redaction Request is filed, the Court will remove the electronic restriction to the transcript at the end of the 90-day restriction period.

    Forms & Resources

    Transcript Order Form
    Redaction Request Form - Sample
    Electronic Availability of Case Information
    Notice to Counsel and Pro Se Litigants
    Judiciary’s Privacy Policy for Electronic Case Files
    LR Gen 107.1 Electronic Availability & Redaction of Transcripts