Court reporting daily rate for regular English hearings can range from an average of $400 per hearing and $50 per hour for conference calls. Although, it must be noted that Court reporting fees for an all day deposition for a freelancer can reach a summit of $1000. All page rates for transcripts are set out by the Administrative U.S courts. The first copy of transcripts in a delivery time of 2 to 4 days can cost an average of $7 per page and a rough draft requested by a judge can cost up to $5. It must be noted that prices vary significantly depending on delivery type and format of transcripts requested.
The most common delivery types are ordinary 30 day delivery, 14 day, expedited 7 day, daily i.e. next day delivery and hourly delivery which is done within 2 hours of the actual hearing. Available formats are PDF, text or ASCI, paper or hard copy, condensed with index and unlock PDF on CM/ECT/PACER. These are the maximum original transcript rates as set by the Judicial US conference:
- Ordinary transcript is $3.65
- 14 day transcript is $4.25
- Expedited 7 day transcript is $4.85
- Daily next day transcript is $6.05
- Hourly transcript is $7.25
- Real-time transcript produced by a real-time reporter is $3.05 per page for one feed
Common issues to consider in revising charges are:
- Do you need to videotape the deposition?
- Are title and index pages included in the page count?
- Are administrative charges included?
- Is a key word index needed?
- Do you need date and time stamp on video?
- What is normal delivery time for the transcript?
- Can the reporter provide real time stream at the deposition. What is the extra cost for that?