Transcripts

 

Court Transcripts

All court proceedings are recorded by a court reporter or by electronic means.

To order an electronic copy of a tape, CD or a paper transcript of a recorded proceeding, contact the appropriate electronic recording operator listed below. The cost is $30.00 for an electronic copy of a CD or tape. For paper transcripts, the operator provides the estimated number of pages and the transcriber’s name for payment. Advance payment to the transcriptionist must be made before the order is officially placed.

All other orders for transcripts should be directed to the court reporter who produced the record. Financial arrangements for payment at the rates listed in the court’s fee schedule, set by the Judicial Conference, will be made when transcripts are ordered.

Ordering parties proceeding under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) must complete a separate CJA24 Voucher (Word) (WordPerfect) for each court reporter and send directly to the clerk’s office for processing. Instructions can be found (here).

Guidelines for ordering transcripts for appeal purposes can be found at http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/ including the transcript order form with instructions

Electronic Recording Operators

Charleston
Gil O’Brien, USDC
85 Broad Street
Charleston SC 29401
Phone: 843-579-1414
Email: gil_o'brien@scd.uscourts.gov
All other locations
Kurt McKaughan, USDC
901 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-765-5425
Email: kurt_mckaughan@scd.uscourts.gov


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Court Reporters

Court reporters can be contacted as follows:

Charleston
Janet Collins, 141 Mann Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322 Email:j.collins.reporting@gmail.com (843) 819-2233
LaVon McNaughton, USDC, 85 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 579-1401
Debbie Potocki, USDC, 85 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 Email:debbie_potocki@scd.uscourts.gov (843) 723-2208
Amy C. Diaz, USDC, 85 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 Email:amy_diaz@scd.uscourts.gov

(843) 367-4604
Columbia
Dan E. Mayo, USDC, 901 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Email:daniel_mayo@scd.uscourts.gov (803)799-9325
Debra Bull, 127 Grist Mill Drive, Acworth, GA 30101 Email:debra1063@aol.com (404) 215-1383
Gary Smith, USDC, 1927 Cedarbrook Drive, Columbia, SC 29212 Email:smithsmith7172@bellsouth.net (803) 256-7743
Kathleen Richardson, USDC, 901 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Email:kathleen_richardson@scd.uscourts.gov (803) 779-6709
Jenny Williams, USDC, 901 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Email:jenny_williams@scd.uscourts.gov (803) 351-9742
Jack Clarke, 1001 Pisgah Church Road, Lexington, SC 29072 Email:JClarke2@sc.rr.com
(803) 359-5467
Jane LaPorte, 85 Miles Road, Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 736-2644
Florence
Vince Rolland, USDC, 401 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501 Email:vince.rolland@gmail.com (843) 615-1654
Ray Simmons, USDC, 401 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501     Email:ray_simmons@scd.uscourts.gov
(843)676-3820 or (843)610-1896
Mary Schweinhagen, USDC, 401 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501 Email:mary_schweinhagen@scd.uscourts.gov (843)615-3224
Greenville
Jean Cole, PO Box 10732, Greenville, SC 29603 Email:jejocole@gmail.com (864) 350-1304
Geri Dunn Kirkley, 307 Williamsburg Road, Anderson, SC 29621 Email:evendozen@charter.net
Karen Martin, USDC, 300 East Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601 Email:karen_e_martin@scd.uscourts.gov (864) 201-8411
Judi Johnson, USDC, 300 East Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601 Email:judi_johnson@scd.uscourts.gov (516) 965-6565

 

 

The new transcript rates below are effective on orders placed as of October 23, 2007.

Transcript Fee Schedule - Rate Per Page

  Original First Copy to Each Party Each Add'l Copy to the Same Party
Ordinary Transcript
A transcript to be delivered within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of an order.
3.65 .90 .60
14-Day Transcript
A transcript to be delivered within fourteen (14) calendar days after receipt of an order.
4.25 .90 .60
Expedited Transcript
A transcript to be delivered within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of an order.
4.85 .90 .60
Daily Transcript
A transcript to be delivered following adjournment and prior to the normal opening hour of the court on the following morning whether or not it actually is a court day.
6.05 1.20 .90
Hourly Transcript
A transcript of proceedings ordered under unusual circumstances to be delivered within two (2) hours.
7.25 1.20 .90
Realtime Transcript
A draft unedited transcript produced by a certified realtime reporter as a byproduct of realtime to be delivered electronically during proceedings or immediately following adjournment.
One feed,1 $3.05 per page;
two-to-four feeds, $2.10 per page;
five or more feeds, $1.50 per page.
   
1A realtime "feed" is the electronic data flow from the court reporter to the computer of each person or party ordering and receiving the realtime transcription in the courtroom.

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Court Reporter Supervisor

For questions concerning transcript orders, call 803-765-5483 for assistance.

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