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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-2298



Adoption of Local Rules LR 4007 and LR 4008; No. CP-31-MD-265-2016; AO-2-2016

[46 Pa.B. 8177]
[Saturday, December 31, 2016]

Administrative Order of Court

And Now, this 16th day of December, 2016, Local Rules of Judicial Administration governing court reporting and transcripts, as follows, are hereby adopted and shall be referenced as LR 4007 and LR 4008. The effective date shall be thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The Huntingdon County District Court Administrator is Ordered and Directed to do the following:

 1. File one copy of the Rules with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts via email to;

 2. Distribute two paper copies and a computer diskette containing the text of the Rules to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;

 3. Publish the local rules on the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas' website; and

 4. Incorporate the local rules into the set of local rules on the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas website within thirty (30) days after the publication of the local rules in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 5. The Huntingdon County Prothonotary shall ensure that the Rules are continuously available for public inspection in the office of Prothonotary.

By the Court

President Judge

Huntingdon County Local Rules of Judicial Administration 4007 and 4008

Rule 4007. Requests for Transcripts.

 (A) For an ordinary transcript, the party requesting a full or partial transcript of a trial or other proceeding shall file the original request with the appropriate filing office of the court and submit a request with the Court Administrator's office.

 (B) When daily, expedited, same day or rough draft transcripts are available, requests for these transcripts shall be filed in writing in the appropriate filing office at least 10 days prior to the proceeding. Copies of the written request shall be delivered as required by subsection (A). In the event of an emergency, a party may request by oral motion a daily, expedited or rough draft transcript.

 (C) When a litigant requests a transcript,

 (1) the litigant ordering a transcript shall make partial payment of 50% of the estimated transcript cost. Deposit checks are to be made payable to Huntingdon County, and shall be delivered to the District Court Administrator.

 (2) upon payment of any balance owed, the court reporter, court recorder or transcriptionist shall deliver the original transcript to the appropriate filing office and copies to the parties. Checks for the final balance are to be made payable to Huntingdon County and shall be delivered to the District Court Administrator.

Rule 4008. Transcript Costs Payable by a Requesting Party Other Than the Commonwealth or a Subdivision Thereof.

 (A) Costs

 (1) The costs payable by a requesting party, other than the Commonwealth or a subdivision thereof, for a transcript in an electronic format shall be:

 (a) for an ordinary transcript, $2.50 per page;

 (b) for an expedited transcript, $3.50 per page, if the court reporter is able to accommodate;

 (c) for a daily transcript, $4.50 per page, if the court reporter is able to accommodate; and

 (d) for same day delivery, $6.50 per page, if the court reporter is able to accommodate.

 (2) When the transcript is prepared in bound paper format, the costs shall be in accordance with paragraph (1) relating to electronic format plus a surcharge of $0.25 per page.

 (B) Economic hardship—minimum standards

 The application to waive all or a portion of costs for ordinary transcripts shall be supported by an affidavit substantially in the form required by Rule 240(h) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure. Such application should be prepared in the form of a Petition to Waive All or a Portion of the Transcript Costs and filed in the appropriate filing office.

 (C) Copies of transcript

 A request for a copy of any transcript previously ordered, transcribed and filed of record shall be provided by the appropriate filing office according to the following schedule:

 (1) $0.75 per page bound, paper format; and,

 (2) $0.50 per page electronic copy.

 (D) Additional costs

 A trial judge may impose a reasonable surcharge in cases such as mass tort, medical malpractice or other unusually complex litigation, where there is a need for court reporters to significantly expand their dictionary. Such surcharges are at the discretion of the trial judge.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-2298. Filed for public inspection December 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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