Court Reporter/Recorder Transcripts

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Transcripts

Transcript requests to a court reporter or for a digitally recorded proceeding must be submitted through the Court's CM/ECF system. To electronically file a Transcript Designation and Ordering Form G-120, please follow the instructions below:

For CM/ECF Users

  • Complete items 1 through 20 of the Transcript Designation and Ordering Form G-120. For instructions on filling out the form, see Form G-120A.
  • 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 Transcript Designation and Ordering Form G-120 has been electronically filed.

For Non-CM/ECF Users

  • Download and print the Transcript Designation and Ordering Form G-120, or obtain the form from the Clerk’s Office Intake window, and complete items 1 through 20.  For instructions on filling out the form, see instructions Form G-120A.
  • Enter the name of the transcription company for digitally recorded proceedings only in box 19.
  • File the completed Transcript Designation and Ordering Form G-120 at the Clerk’s Office Intake window, or mail the completed form to the United States District Court - 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - Court Reporting Services - 4th Floor.

A Notice of Deficiency will be generated for an incorrect or incomplete Transcript Designaton and Ordering Form. The ordering party will be notified electronically or via U.S. mail. A new form must be submitted when a Notice of Deficiency has been generated.

Pursuant to the Guide to Judiciary Policy of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, only transcripts prepared by an approved transcription company for a digitally recorded proceeding will be accepted for filing. A list of approved companies is available.  Visit the Court's Transcription Companies web page.

Transcript Payments

Transcript preparation will not begin until payment has been satisfied with the court reporter or transcription company.

For an estimate of the cost for a transcript of a desired proceeding, contact the court reporter/recorder. To determine the court reporter/recorder for a particular proceeding, follow the instructions below:

  • Consult the Court’s docket to locate the minute order for the desired proceeding. The minute order will indicate the name of the court reporter/recorder.
  • Visit the Court Reporter Schedule web page and click on “by Date.”
  • Click on the month and year of the desired proceeding until a list of dates is displayed.
  • Click on the desired proceeding date until the list of court reporters/recorders is displayed.
  • Once you have determined the correct court reporter/recorder for the desired proceeding, visit the Court Reporter Phone & Email List web page for contact information.

For transcript fees, visit the Court Reporter Transcript Rates web page.

For further questions regarding a proceeding that was reported by a court reporter, e-mail transcripts_cacd@cacd.uscourts.gov or contact 213-894-3015.

For further questions regarding a digitally recorded proceeding, e-mail courtrecording_cacd@cacd.uscourts.gov or contact 213-894-3015.

Audio for 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 pay.gov 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 courtrecording_cacd@cacd.uscourts.gov 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

$3.66

Two to four

feeds

$2.10 PER FEED

Five or more

feeds

$1.50 PER FEED

Approved Transcription Companies

Babykin Courthouse Services

1218 Valebrook Place
Glendora, CA 91740
626-963-0566

JAMS Certified Transcription

16000 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1010
Encino, CA 91436
661-609-4528
jams@jamstranscription.com

Elite Transcription

405 Robin Hood Court
Springdale, AR 72764
479-236-4624

Lisa Hernandez

1121 West 23rd Street
Upland, CA 91784
909-624-1586
cheetahfun@msn.com

Echo Reporting, Inc.

4455 Morena Boulevard, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92117
858-453-7590
858-453-9622 (Fax)
www.echoreportinginc.com

Mary Tucker

P.O. Box 3772
Chatsworth, CA 91313
818-621-6395
Tkaylabear@aol.com

Exceptional Reporting Services, Inc.

Mailing address is:
P.O. Box 18668
Corpus Christi, TX 78480-8668
Delivery address is:
14633 S. Padre Island Drive
Suite 103
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
361-949-2988
Toll Free: 877-670-7774
Fax: 361-949-7799

Stellar Group Transcription Services

Nancy Staack
P.O. Box 6554
Altadena, CA 91003
626-737-1683
nstaack@stellargroupusa.com

Hope Irene Goldsmith, RPR, CSR

California Certified Shorthand Reporter
4310 Calle De Vida
San Diego, CA 92124
858-384-7545
858-380-6581
hope hope_goldsmith@hotmail.com

Walter Ledge

3244 Pony Drive
Ontario, CA 91761
909-673-7678
wledge@msn.com

Huntington Court Reporters and Transcription, Inc.

301 N. Lake Avenue, Suite 150
Pasadena, CA 91101
800-586-2988
626-792-7250
Fax: 626-792-8760

Xavier Mireles

P.O. Box 4573
Sunland, CA 91041
818-387-2992
Mire6911@aol.com