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HomeMy WebLinkAbout39-4007. Requests for Transcripts. Rule 4007. Requests for Transcripts. (A) All requests for transcripts shall be set forth on a standardized Request for Transcript form provided by the Court Administrator of Pennsylvania. The Request for Transcript form can be downloaded from the Franklin County website at www.franklincountypa.gov or the Fulton County website at www.co.fulton.pa.us or copy can be obtained at the district court administrator's office. (B) For an ordinary transcript, the party requesting a full or partial transcript of a trial or other proceeding shall file the original request with the district court administrator. The requesting party shall also serve copies of the formal request to: (1) the judge presiding over the matter; (2) the court reporter assigned to the proceeding; (3) opposing counsel, but if not represented, the opposing party. (C) Expedited, daily, and same day transcripts are generally not available. If a party wishes to request a non-ordinary transcript, said request shall be filed in writing with the district court administrator at least 10 days prior to the proceeding. Court approval will be required. (D) When a litigant requests a transcript, (1) the litigant ordering the transcript shall make a non-refundable, partial payment of 90% of the estimated total cost of the transcript. The payment deposit shall be paid by cash, money order, certified check, or law firm check made payable to Franklin County and shall be delivered to the district court administrator. (2) Upon receipt of the 90% deposit, the court reporter(s) assigned to the proceeding shall be directed by the district court administrator to prepare the transcript. (3) The court reporter shall notify the ordering party and the district court administrator upon completion of the transcript and shall indicate the balance due. (4) Final payment shall be paid by cash, money order, certified check, or law firm check made payable to Franklin County and shall be delivered to the district court administrator. Upon payment of any balance owed, the court reporter(s) shall deliver the original transcript to the appropriate filing office and copies to the parties. (E) Any requests by a litigant for a transcript pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 4007(E) alleging inability to pay due to economic hardship must be directed to the presiding judge for determination as provided in 4008(B). (F) When a transcript is requested for which the court or county is responsible for the cost, the court reporter shall prepare the transcript at the direction of the district court administrator after approval by the judge presiding over the matter who will determine the priority of the request. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Adopted by Order of Court dated December 28, 2016 Published at 47 Pa. Bulletin 191 (January 14, 2017)