How much should I expect to pay for court reporting services?

Expedited Transcripts:

If a transcript is ordered on an expedited or rush basis, the per-page rate can increase by 20 to 100 percent per page depending on the time of the requested delivery. It will be more expensive to order daily delivery of a transcript versus two or three day delivery. If you do need a transcript in a hurry, be sure to inform the court reporting agency as soon as possible so they can make the necessary arrangements.

Exhibit Charges:

Most court reporters will retain any exhibits marked during the deposition and make copies to attach to all transcripts and will usually attach the original exhibits to the original transcript. Copy charges can range from 30 to 50 cents per page for black and white copies to $1 per page or more for color or oversized copies. These rates are set by each court reporting agency and may vary.

Cancellation Fees:

There are certain circumstances where a cancellation fee is appropriate. If a deposition cancels within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, then it is appropriate to receive a charge for the cancellation. This is because the reporter has been scheduled on your deposition and, therefore, does not have the opportunity to be scheduled on a different deposition.

However, if you cancel your deposition before that 24-hour period, most reporting firms will not charge a fee. Often they have not yet assigned a reporter and have time for scheduling as necessary. Ask your reporting firm what their cancellation fee is when you schedule the deposition so you don’t have any surprises.

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Court Reporters and Ethics

There are rules that court reporters must follow when it comes to, for example, formatting of transcripts, rates being charged, hiring practices, billing practices and, of course, impartiality when reporting. The formatting rules vary somewhat from state to state. However, it is imperative that court reporters do follow the rules set out by the state they are practicing in.

Ethics First Program/National Court Reporters Association

Court Reporters:

The Code of Professional Ethics of the National Court Reporters Association states that “Reporters should refrain from giving, directly or indirectly, any gift or anything of value to any person or entity associated with litigation that exceeds $100 in the aggregate per recipient each year. Nothing offered in exchange for future work is permissible, regardless of its value.”

Select Court Reporters, Inc. is a supporter of the Code of Professional Ethics of the National Court Reporters Association.

Court Reporting Services Orlando – Choosing Your Attorney Wisely

What to look for when choosing an attorney. There are many factors to consider some of which are listed below.

1. Does the attorney have experience in the type of case you’re involved with?

2. All practicing attorneys are bound to abide by the Ethical Rules of Professional Conduct. These rules are designed to ensure the protection of clients.

3. Some lawyers will work on a contingency basis, others will not. You must learn the cost for their services and how payment is expected.

4. All attorneys are advocates for their clients. They have what is called a fiduciary duty which means they must not let their own interests, or anyone else’s, outweigh the interests of their clients.

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Suzie Katz has been an Orange County Court Reporter for many years and has earned a reputation for excellence within the Central Florida legal community. As an Orange County Court Reporter she has worked with many attorneys and has a wealth of experience in all areas of litigation.

To contact Suzie today, she can be reached at (407) 977-7725 or e-mail at