Transcripts

Transcript Information

The timeframes and maximum rates for transcripts are set by the Judicial Conference.  Daily, Hourly and Realtime transcripts are not available for matters in the US Bankruptcy Court due to the use of 3rd party transcribers.

The Transcript Order form (AO 435 - revised 4/1/18) has 4 categories used by the Bankruptcy Court: Ordinary, 14-Day, Expedited, and 3-Day.

How to order a transcript:

1. Determine what type of transcript you want.

Types of Transcripts:

  • Ordinary Transcript (A transcript to be delivered within 30 calendar days after receipt of an order by the transcriber, maximum rate per page is $3.65);
  • 14-Day Transcript (A transcript to be delivered within 14 calendar days after receipt of an order by the transcriber, maximum rate per page is $4.25);
  • 7-Day Expedited Transcript (A transcript to be delivered within 7 calendar days after receipt of an order by the transcriber, maximum rate per page is $4.85);
  • 3-Day Transcript (A transcript to be delivered within 3 calendar days after receipt of an order by the transcriber, maximum rate per page is $5.45).

2. Fill out the AO 435 Transcript Order form (revised 4/1/18) being sure to enter the type of transcript you want (Ordinary, 14-Day, Expedited, or 3-Day). The Daily, Hourly, and Realtime transcript categories are not available for matters in the US Bankruptcy Court due to the use of 3rd party transcribers.

3. The completed AO 435 Transcript Order form can be dropped off in person, sent via mail, or e-mailed to transcripts@meb.uscourts.gov. The transcriber will contact you with the cost of the transcription and to determine how you would like the transcript sent. Payment is made directly to the transcriber.

4. When the transcript is received by the court from the transcriber, it will be docketed and the requesting party will have unrestricted access to the transcript for 90 days, then it will become unrestricted for all. During the 90 day restricted period, the transcript may be viewed using the public terminals at the Clerk’s offices.