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Transcript Information

Transcript Guidelines - Effective 11/21/08

Obtaining Transcripts (8/21/07)

341 Meetings:
Contact the Office of the U.S. Trustee.

Hearings Before Judges Using Electronic Court Recording (ECR):
1. Contact one of the court approved transcription services. You will be advised as to procedures and costs pertaining to your request. Note that the court makes no recommendation as to which service to choose.

2. The service will contact the court to obtain a digital audio recording of the hearing you have requested. Using the recording, the service will produce and provide you with a hard-copy transcript of the hearing.

Please do NOT contact the court for transcripts, other than for those of pre-ECR hearings (see below).

Pre-ECR Hearings:
Transcripts of hearings held prior to implementation of ECR may be obtained by contacting the appropriate Court Reporter's office. Check at the intake counter of the Clerk's Office for advice as to which Court Reporter to contact.

Reproduction of Recordings of Proceedings (ECR Cases):
For a fee of $34.00, you may obtain a copy of the recording of a proceeding on CD or, in certain Central Islip cases, audio cassette. Complete the Reproduction Request Form and return it to the court along with your payment.


Court Approved Transcription Services


    E-Scribe     eScribers LLC
    2376 Cleveland Street
    North Bellmore, NY 11710
    Attn: Michelle Kuttler
    Tel: 800-300-1012
    visit website
    352 Seventh Ave., Suite 604
    New York, NY 10001
    Attn: Michelle Farias
    Tel: 973-406-2250
    visit website


    Veritext     ADL Transcription Services, Inc
    330 Old Country Road, Ste 300
    Mineola, NY 11501
    Attn: Dion Rupa or Robert Pogran
    Tel: 888-706-4576
    visit website
    24 Crossway Drive
    Deer Park, New York 11729
    Attn: Lisa Jeanne Lugo or Adrienne Militello
    Tel: 631-277-7900


    J&J Court Transcribers, Inc.     AAA Write It Right Transcription
    268 Evergreen Avenue at Route 33
    Hamilton, NJ 08619
    Attn: Jim Bowen
    Tel: 609-586-2311
    visit website
    500 Silver Lane
    Oceanside, NY 11572-1941
    Attn: Phyllis P. Corella
    Tel: 516-764-3906


    AudioEdge Transcription LLC     Writer's Cramp, Inc.
    23 Vreeland Rd., Suite 204
    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932
    Attn: Edward Cramer or Amy Reis
    Tel: 973-618-2310
    visit website
    1027 Betty Lane
    Ewing, NJ 08628
    Attn: Lewis Parham
    Tel: 609-588-8043
    visit website


Maximum Transcript Rates - All Parties, Per Page
At its September 2022 session, the Judicial Conference approved an increase of ten percent to the maximum original and copy transcript fee rates, and at its 2023 session, the Judicial Conference approved modifying transcript category names to ensure clarity regarding delivery timing. The following rates are now in effect.

Transcript Original 1st Copy to Each Party Each Add’l Copy to Same Party
30- Day Transcript (Ordinary) $4.00 $1.00 $.70
14-Day Transcript $4.70 $1.00 $.70
7-Day Transcript (Expedited) $5.35 $1.00 $.70
3-Day Transcript $6.00 $1.20 $.85
Next-Day Transcript (Daily) $6.70 $1.35 $1.00
2-Hour Transcript* (Hourly) $8.00 $1.35 $1.00
  • 30-Day Ordinary Transcript is a transcript to be delivered within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of an order
  • 14-Day Transcript is a transcript to be delivered within fourteen (14) calendar days after receipt of an order
  • 7-Day Transcript (Expedited) is a transcript to be delivered within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of an order
  • 3-Day Transcript is a transcript to be delivered within three (3) calendar days after receipt of an order
  • Next-Day Transcript (Daily) is 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 actually is a court day
  • 2-Hour Transcript (Hourly) is a transcript of proceedings ordered under unusual circumstances, to be delivered within two (2) hours

*Hourly and Realtime delivery generally not available

Privacy Protection and Redaction Requirements

Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9037(a), unless the court orders otherwise, documents filed with the court may include only :

  • the last four digits of a Social Security number and taxpayer identification number;
  • the year of an individual’s birth;
  • a minor’s initials (for individual, other than the debtor, known to be and identified as a Minor); and
  • the last four digits of a financial account number.

When a transcript is filed, the attorneys and pro se parties who attended the hearing are solely responsible for redaction of the information described in the Rule. Redaction is accomplished only with input from the attorneys and pro se parties who attended the hearing. Transcribers are not responsible for identifying a need for redaction or for redacting transcripts absent a request by an attorney or pro se party.

Notice of Intent to Request Redaction Form

Transcript Redaction Request Form

The court’s responsibility is to follow the Judicial Conference guidelines for providing public access to the transcript and for restricting access in accordance with the Judiciary’s privacy policy.

The clerk is not required to review documents filed with the court for compliance with this rule.

The responsibility to redact filings rests with counsel and the party or non-party making the filing.

        * See Fed. R. App. P. 25(a), Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037, Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.2, and Fed. R. Crim. P. 49.1.