Court Reporter/Recorder Transcripts

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Instructions for Ordering Transcripts

Requests for transcripts, whether for a proceeding reported by a court reporter or for a proceeding recorded digitally using the CourtSmart system, should be submitted to the Court using a G-120 Transcript Order Form.1 How those forms should be submitted to the Court depends on how the order will be paid for and who is placing the order. Orders for transcripts to be paid for with Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) funds must be submitted using the Court’s eVoucher system. All other transcript orders must be e-filed in the case using the Court’s CM/ECF system, unless the ordering party does not have the ability to e-file or is not a party or attorney of record in the case in which the proceeding was held. Detailed guidance on how to complete and submit the G-120 is provided in the document attached below, along with instructions for designating transcripts as part of the record on appeal.  See below for transcript rates.

In addition, parties must understand their responsibility to request redaction of personal identifying information from transcripts that will be filed and made available to the public through the Court's CM/ECF system.  For guidance on the judiciary's redaction policy, please review the information available here.

1 The only exception is for transcripts ordered in connection with an appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.  Transcript orders in such cases should be placed using the Federal Circuit's Form 22 Transcript Purchase Order, available from the Federal Circuit's website.

Purchasing Audio of Digitally Recorded Proceedings

Requests for an audio recording of a digitally recorded proceeding must be submitted through CM/ECF. There is a non-refundable fee of $30.00 per proceeding. Federal agencies and appointed members of the Federal Indigent Panel are exempt from fees. To electronically request an audio recording of a digitally recorded proceeding, please follow the instructions below:

For CM/ECF Users

  • Complete items 1 through 19 of the CD/Tape Order Form AO-436.
  • Log in to your CM/ECF account.
  • From the CM/ECF home page, click on either Civil or Criminal, as applicable.
  • Click on Other Filings > Transcripts and enter the case number.
  • Continue to follow the prompted screen messages until your CD/Tape Order Form AO-436 has been electronically filed.
  • Submit your payment using as prompted through CM/ECF, or mail your payment to the United States District Court - 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - Court Reporting Services - 429H.

For Non-CM/ECF Users

  • Download and print CD/Tape Order Form AO-436, or obtain the form from the Clerk’s Office Intake window, and complete items 1 through 19.
  • Submit your payment to the United States District Court - 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - Fiscal Department, Room 529, and obtain a receipt stamp on the CD/Tape Order Form AO-436.
  • File your completed CD/Tape Order Form AO-436, or mail your form along with your payment to the United States District Court - 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - Court Reporting Services - 429H.

Cashier’s checks, certified bank checks, government-issued checks, business checks and money orders on a major American bank or the United States Postal Service are accepted. Personal checks are not accepted. Checks should be made payable to: Clerk, U.S. District Court. All major credit cards are accepted.

Please allow three (3) business days for processing from the date payment is received. Parties will be contacted by a Court Reporting Services staff member upon completion.

For further questions regarding a digitally recorded proceeding, e-mail or contact 213-894-3015.

Transcript Rates

Transcript rates (effective immediately) per page are as follows:

  Original 1st Copy to Each Party Each Add'l Copy to the Same Party

Ordinary Transcript

A transcript to be delivered within 30 calendar days after receipt of an order.

$4.38 $0.90 $0.60

14-Day Transcript

A transcript to be delivered within 14 calendar days after receipt of an order.

$5.10 $0.90 $0.60

Expedited Transcript

A transcript to be delivered within 7 calendar days after receipt of an order.

$5.82 $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 is an actual court day.

$7.26 $1.20 $0.90

Hourly Transcript

A transcript of proceedings ordered under unusual circumstances to be delivered within 2 hours.

$8.70 $1.20 $0.90

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 adjournment.

One feed


Two to four


$2.10 PER FEED

Five or more


$1.50 PER FEED

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