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All courtroom proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida are captured on digital audio. These recordings are the official record of courtroom proceedings and will be used by transcription agencies when producing transcripts.

The recording system in the courtroom is ultra sensitive. Whether at a counsel table or even in the audience, all conversation will be recorded by the system. If you must speak confidentially with a client and/or colleague, you may wish to leave a courtroom to avoid having the conversation recorded.

TO ORDER AN AUDIO COMPACT DISC (CD) OF A COURT HEARING (NOT A TRANSCRIPT)

- Click on the Audio Request CD form link.
- You will be contaced when the CD is ready for pick up.
- The fee for one CD is $30.00. Fee is payable in cash, money order, or cashiers check.

TO ORDER A TRANSCRIPT OF A COURT HEARING

Contact one of the approved transcription agencies listed below and provide the following information:

1) Case name and number.
2) Hearing date and time.
3) Judge's name.
4) Ordering attorney's name and whom they represent.
5) Whether the transcript is in connection with an appeal.

NOTE: You do not need to request an audio CD from the court when requesting a transcript -- The transcription agency will contact the court for a digital audio recording of your request.

APPROVED TRANSCRIPTION AGENCIES
Accredited Reporters
(407) 443-9289

Johnson Transcription Service
(813) 920-1466

Realtime Reporters, Inc.
(407) 884-4662

Statewide Reporting Service
(904) 353-7706

Any business organization interested in becoming an approved transcription agency in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida should begin the application process by sending a letter of interest to the Contracting Officer at the address listed below:

Dario Pavic
Contracting Officer
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida
801 N. Florida Avenue
Suite 555
Tampa, Florida 33602

TO ACQUIRE A TRANSCRIPT OF A 341 CREDITORS' MEETING

Contact the U. S. Trustee's Office:

CYNTHIA BURNETTE, ASSISTANT U.S. TRUSTEE
501 EAST POLK STREET, SUITE 1200
TAMPA, FL 33602
Phone: 813-228-2000 Fax: 813-228-2303

or

CHARLES R. STERBACH, ASSISTANT U.S. TRUSTEE
400 W. WASHINGTON ST., SUITE 1101
ORLANDO, FL 32801
Phone: 407-648-6301 Fax: 407-648-6323

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Federal Court Reporting Program

Judiciary Policy on Court Reporting

Transcript Fee Rates