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Transcript Ordering Procedures

  1. Before ordering a transcript, the requesting party should review the case docket for a transcript that may have been ordered and docketed previously. Please contact an approved transcription firm directly for service cost. The services provided by transcription firms are:
    • 30-Day Transcript (Ordinary)
      A transcript to be delivered within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of an order.
    • 14-Day Transcript
      A transcript to be delivered within fourteen (14) calendar days after receipt of an order.
    • 7-Day Transcript (Expedited)
      A transcript to be delivered within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of an order.
    • 3-Day Transcript
      A transcript to be delivered within three (3) calendar days after receipt of an order.
    • Next-Day Transcript (Daily)
      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.
    • 2-Hour Transcript (Hourly)
      A transcript of proceedings to be delivered within two (2) hours from receipt of the order.
    • Realtime Transcript
      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.

    To order an audio file from a hearing, follow the instructions on the Audio Ordering Instructions page. Click here to access a list of mailing addresses for ECROs at each court location.

  2. Transcript request must be filed electronically. Please submit your transcript request by adhering to the following steps:

    If you are an ECF filer:

    1. In ECF, click on Bankruptcy → Other.
    2. In the list of events, select the entry titled Request for Transcript.
    3. Complete the prompts as appropriate.
    4. An approved transcription firm must be selected by the requestor.
    5. Upon receipt of your request, the ECRO will send the recording and other pertinent records to the selected transcription firm.
    6. The selected transcription firm will advise the requesting party of the cost and payment arrangements, and issue the completed transcript.

    If you are a pro se filer (If you do not possess an ECF login):

    • Please complete the Pro Se Transcript Request Form and, upon completion, click the Submit button at the end of the document. This will create an email message that will allow you to send the completed form to the appropriate court personnel.
  3. The transcript will be filed with the court by the transcription firm after it is completed. Please allow one (1) business day for transcript request processing. After a transcript is filed with the Court, it is not available on CM/ECF until 90 days after the date of transcript filing unless a user purchases the transcript from a transcriber. To gain access to the transcript during the 90-day restriction period:

    • Parties can purchase a copy of the transcript from a Court-approved transcriber at the rate established by the Judicial Conference, or
    • The transcript will be available for viewing (but not printed) on the public terminals of the Clerk's Office for 90 days after it is filed
    • After the 90-day period has expired, the transcript will be available for viewing and printing in the Clerk's Office and available for download through PACER.

Please note:

  • Redaction Requirements

    Pursuant to Judicial Conference policy, the filing party must redact personal identifiers before filing documents that will become a part of the public record. Personal identifiers are considered full social security numbers, birth dates, the names of minors, and financial account numbers. The Clerk's Office staff is prohibited by policy and law from altering any document filed in the Court. Personal identifiers must be removed from transcripts. For detailed redaction guidelines, click here.

  • 341 Meetings

    Transcripts are not available for section 341(a) Meeting of Creditors, but recordings of hearings are available from the U.S. Trustee's Office. Please contact the U.S. Trustee's Office at (216) 522-7800.