UNIFIED JUDICIAL SYSTEM
Policy 206 Effective October 1, 2014
FEES AND EXPENSES FOR PREPARATION OF TRANSCRIPTS
1. For the preparation of a transcript from shorthand notes or recording device, except as indicated below, the court reporter or other individual employed by the judiciary to prepare a transcript is entitled to receive per page compensation of $3.25 for the original, and $.75 for copies. If a party requests that a transcript be prepared and delivered within 14 days, and the expedited preparation and delivery is not required by statute or supreme court rule, then the per page compensation may be increased to $4.25 for the original and .75 for copies.
Time spent in preparation of transcripts in which a per page compensation is allowed is not eligible for overtime compensation and should ordinarily be outside of regular business hours.
2. The court reporter or other individual employed by the judiciary shall not receive per page compensation for the preparation of the following:
a. Criminal or juvenile case transcripts requested by the Indigent Defense Commission for the purpose of appeal or for any court proceeding that occurred prior to the appointment of counsel;
b. Criminal or juvenile case transcripts requested by the state’s attorney for the purpose of appeal;
c. Transcripts of the judge’s and state’s attorney’s official statements to the Pardons Advisory Board; and
d. Transcripts prepared at the direction of a district court judge or referee.
Preparation of the transcript is defined as an original and one copy to be filed in the office of the clerk, one copy for each party separately represented, and, if parole or probation be granted, one copy to the division of parole and probation.
3. A fee of $5 per computer diskette containing a transcript may be received if the court reporter or other individual employed by the judiciary has prepared a transcript under this policy. If no transcript has been previously prepared, the court reporter or other individual employed by the judiciary is entitled to receive the per page compensation outlined in subsection 1 for preparation of the transcript and copying to computer diskettes.
A. Expenses Associated With Recording the Proceeding.
The state will pay for expenses associated with recording the proceedings and maintenance of stenographic equipment owned by the state.
B. Expenses and Equipment Use.
1. The court reporter may use the court reporter's equipment or state-owned CAT equipment.
2. The court reporter or other individual employed by the judiciary to prepare a transcript will be responsible for costs associated with producing a transcript if entitled to a fee for preparing the transcript, including paper, copying, binding, etc. The state will pay for associated expenses if there is no fee compensation.
C. Computer-CAT System.
The state court administrator may approve the purchase of computers, software, stenowriters, and other CAT related expenditures upon approval of a statewide CAT implementation plan.
Approved by Supreme Court 10/20/82; amended 07/01/97amended; 09/30/98; amended 03/21/01 amended 11/06/02; amended 08/03/05; amended 06/27/07; amended 06/24/10 effective 07/01/10; amended 09/10/2014 effective 10/01/2014.