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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Requesting Transcripts

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Transcript Request (Non-Appeal)

  1. Complete and docket the Request for Transcript (Form AO435).  Be sure to provide information to identify the material to be transcribed.
  2.  Docket the request form under the event "Transcript/Digital Audio Recording Request".
  3. After receiving your request, the court reporter will provide an estimate of the cost. You must then make arrangements with the court reporter for payment.


Transcript Request - Digital Audio

  1. Complete and docket form AO436.
  2. Docket the request form under the event "Transcript/Digital Audio Recording Request".
  3. When prompted, Enter the Date and Type of Hearing along with the Hearing Judge.

Transcript Request (Appeal) If you are an appellant, you must follow these procedures.

  1. Contact the appropriate court reporter to make financial arrangements for the transcript.
  2. Complete information on the transcript order form (DKT13 Form, top portion and Part I) and forward pages 1-4 to the reporter. (This is a multi-part form. Originals must be used. Please contact the clerk's office to obtain this form.)
  3. Distribute pages 5-8 as indicated on the bottom center of the form. The court reporter will complete Part II, forward page 4 to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and prepare an original and one copy of the transcript. The court reporter will file the copy of the transcript and forward the original to you.