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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Requesting Transcripts

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Transcript From an Official Court Reporter (Non-Appeal)

To obtain a transcript (non-appeal), follow these procedures.

  1. Request the transcript (orally or in writing) from the appropriate court reporter. Be sure to provide pertinent information to identify the material to be transcribed.
  2. After receiving your request, the court reporter will provide an estimate of the cost. You must then make arrangements with the court reporter for payment.

Once financial arrangements have been made, the court reporter will prepare an original and one copy of the transcript and AO 44 invoice. The court reporter will file the original transcript and AO 44 invoice with the Clerk's Office and provide a copy of the transcript and AO 44 invoice to you.

Transcript From an Official Reporter (Appeal)

If you are an appellant, you must follow these procedures.

  1. Contact the appropriate court reporter to make financial arrangements for the transcript.
  2. Complete information on the transcript order form (top portion and Part I) and forward copies 1-4 to the court reporter. (This form is a multi-part form, so you must print the additional copies needed for proper routing.)
  3. Distribute pages 5 - 8 as indicated on the bottom center of the form.

The court reporter will complete Part II, forward page 4 to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and prepare an original and one copy of the transcript. The court reporter will file the original transcript with the Clerk's Office and forward the copy to you.

Transcript From an Electronic Recording (Magistrate Judge Proceedings)

To request a transcript from an electronic recording, follow these procedures.

  1. Send a written request to the appropriate magistrate judge's secretary or courtroom deputy to make arrangements for transcribing the tape.
  2. The secretary or courtroom deputy will provide the tape to a transcriber with your original request. The transcriber will then contact you. You must make financial arrangements with the transcriber at that time.

Once financial arrangements have been made, the transcriber will prepare an original and one copy of the transcript. The transcriber will provide a copy of the transcript to you and file the original in the Clerk's Office.

You may also purchase a copy of an audiotape by making an oral or written request to the appropriate magistrate judge's secretary or courtroom deputy. Follow directions given by the secretary or courtroom deputy for picking-up and paying for the tape. Please see the fee schedule for the current fee.