Transcript Information

PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING A TRANSCRIPT:

Please contact a court authorized transcription service. You will be advised as to procedures and costs pertaining to your request. The service will ask you to provide the following: case name and number, date of hearing, and turn-around time (refer to choices below). Please note that the court does not make any recommendation as to which service provider to use. Please refer to the court docket to see if a transcript has already been requested or if there is a standing order in place for a specific case. In that instance you must use the transcriber with the standing order for the case.

Use the transcribers email, phone number or website address to place an order. The transcribers are your direct contacts for ordering instructions and follow up.

When the transcript is completed, the transcriber will send the document to you directly along with a copy to the court so that it may be placed on the court docket. For questions regarding specific hearings, contact (302) 252-2900 and ask for an available ECRO.

In accordance with Judicial Conference Policy and amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 49.1:

  • Transcripts will be available for viewing only at the public terminals of the Clerk's Office for 90 days after it is filed.
  • During the 90-day period, a copy of the transcript may be obtained from the court transcriber at the rate established by the Judicial Conference.
  • After the 90-day period has expired, the transcript will be available for viewing and copying in the Clerk's Office and for download through PACER.

 

NOTE TO TRANSCRIBERS:

Effective April 1, 2012, the number of approved transcribers utilized by the Court will be capped at the current amount (18). Starting January 1, 2013, the status of each transcriber will be subject to a yearly review to remain on the list. If a listed transcriber has remained inactive for a full calendar year (has not completed a transcript in our district), then solicitations for replacement of that or any other transcriber failing to meet the minimum requirement will be considered. Solicitations will be accepted throughout the year, but additions to the list will only occur in January of each year, after the yearly review has been completed. In the event that a transcriber voluntarily withdraws from the list, solicitations to replace that transcriber will occur in January of the following year, during the yearly review process. The Court reserves the right to increase or further limit the number of transcribers on the list, depending on the results of the yearly reviews. Anyone interested in being considered as an approved transcription service agency in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware should begin the application process by sending a letter of interest to:

United States Bankruptcy Court
District of Delaware
Attn: Brandon McCarthy, ECRO Team Leader
824 Market St., 3rd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

Before becoming an approved transcriber, the applicant must show that it has a method of receiving audio files from the Court. Each applicant under consideration as an approved transcription agency will then be sent a sample audio file and the relevant paperwork. The applicant will be required to transcribe the file and return the transcription to the Court. The Court will review the sample transcription for such things as neatness, accuracy and the overall quality of the product. However, the Court retains the discretion to deny any applicant at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to size, geographic location, or reputation.