Transcript Fees

The Middle District of Alabama has adopted, effective October 25, 2007, the following maximum transcript rates.

Transcripts ordered prior to the date of a court’s adoption of the new rates should be billed at the rates in effect at the time the order was placed.

Maximum Transcript Rates All Parties Per Page

  Original First copy to each party

Additional copy to the same party

Ordinary Transcript (30 days)

(Delivered within 30 days after receipt of order)

$3.65 $0.90 $0.60

14-day Transcript

(Delivered within 14 days after receipt of order)

$4.25 $0.90 $0.60

Expedited Transcript (7 days)

(Delivered within 7 days after receipt of order)

$4.85 $0.90 $0.60

Daily Transcript

(Delivered following adjournment prior to normal opening of Court on following morning whether or not is actually is Court business day.)

$6.05 $1.20 $0.90

Hourly Transcript

(Transcripts ordered under unusual circumstances to be delivered within two (2) hours.)

$7.25 $1.20 $0.90

Realtime Transcript

(Draft unedited transcript produced by a certified Realtime reporter as a byproduct of Realtime to be delivered electronically during proceedings or immediately following adjournment.)

1 feed1: $3.05 per page
2-4 feeds: $2.10 per page
5 or more feeds: $1.50 per page

In multi-defendant cases involving CJA defendants, no more than one transcript should be purchased from the court reporter on behalf of CJA defendants. One of the appointed counsel or the clerk of court should arrange for the duplication, at commercially competitive rates, of enough copies of the transcript for each of the CJA defendants for whom a transcript has been approved. The cost of such duplication will be charged to the CJA appropriation. This policy would not preclude the furnishing of duplication services by the court reporter at the commercially competitive rate.

1A Realtime feed is the electronic data flow fromthe court reporter to the computer of each person or party ordering and receiveing the Realtime transcription in the courtroom.