The Cost Is $20
Video Transcribed: What does it cost to have a court reporter for my hearing? I’m Oklahoma attorney James Wirth. We’re talking about court reporters related to getting a transcript for cases. So what does it cost?
First off, you should know that the court does not automatically provide you with a court reporter in civil cases. In a criminal case, for important events that occur in a criminal case, the court will generally provide that court reporter. But in an Oklahoma civil case, it may be incumbent upon you to make that request.
So if you want a court reporter, which most of the time you do to get it on the record so you’ve got a transcript that can be used on appeal, or to appeach somebody on improper testimony to subsequent hearing, you’re going to want that court reporter.
But there’s a cost for it. And if you don’t make the request and you don’t pay the cost, then you’re essentially waving that right to have a court reporter and have a transcript made.
Generally, that cost is $20. You pay it by paying it to the court clerk, and then you get a receipt that you paid it. Then you show that receipt to the judge’s clerk, and then the judge can order the court reporter to come in in order to sit down and essentially take down information from that hearing and transcribe it at a later date.
So if you’ve got any questions about a court reporter or anything in Oklahoma courts, you’re going to want to talk to an attorney about it, privately and confidentially, to get specific information rather than this just general information on this video. To get something like that scheduled, you can go online to makelaweasy.com.