Transcripts of Court Proceedings

Transcripts of court proceedings are filed in electronic form.  In the first 90 days after filing, transcripts are available on PACER to the party or parties that purchased them and on public workstations in the clerk's office.  However, they cannot be printed, copied, or otherwise reproduced in the clerk's office.  After 90 days, most transcripts become public records.  To purchase a transcript from the court reporter, please call (608) 264-5936.

Please Note: The court reporters cannot prepare transcripts of hearings that took place in state court or another federal court.  The court reporters can only prepare transcripts of hearings that took place in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Also Note: The parties are responsible for identifying any personal identifying information (PII) that needs to be redacted.  If a party requests redactions, then that party is responsible for preparing a redacted version of a transcript and providing the same to the court reporter.  Please review the court's policy on electronic transcripts of court proceedings here.

For more information, please contact the clerk's office at (608) 264-5156.

Transcript Costs

The Judicial Conference of the United States has established rates for transcripts. VI Judicial Conference of the United States, Guide to Judiciary Policies and Procedures, Court Reporters' Manual, ch. 20, pt. 20.3.

Administrative Order Re: Transcript Fee Rates

Maximum Transcript Rates - All Parties Per Page

Transcript Types Delivery Times Original First Copy to
Each Party
Each Addt'l Copy
to Same Party
Ordinary 30 days after receipt of an order $4.00 $1.00 $0.70
14-Day 14 days after receipt of an order $4.70 $1.00 $0.70
Expedited 7 days after receipt of an order $5.35 $1.00 $0.70
3-Day 3 days after receipt of an order $6.00 $1.20 $0.85
Daily Following adjournment and prior to opening of court on the following morning $6.70 $1.35 $1.00
Hourly Within two hours $8.00 $1.35 $1.00
Realtime Draft unedited transcript electronically delivered during proceedings or immediately following adjournment $3.40 N/A N/A
Realtime Feeds The fee for the number of connections (Feeds) provided One Feed Two to Four Feeds Five or more Feeds
$3.40 per page $2.35 per page $1.65 per page