Order Audio Files or Transcripts

Audio File Request for a Hearing Before a Judge

Audio files are provided at a cost of $34.00 per request.  Checks/money orders must be payable to "Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court."  Court staff will make the audio file available via an email link. If you are a CM/ECF filer, please docket the request under the Miscellaneous option and choose Request for Audio Recording.   If are not a CM/ECF filer, please complete the Request Form.

Audio File Request for a 341 Meeting of Creditors

Please contact the Office of the US Trustee for a recording of a 341 meeting of creditors at (717) 221-4515.

Transcript Request for a Hearing Before a Judge

To obtain a transcript of a hearing before a judge, please contact one of the Court-authorized transcription services listed below. The Court makes no recommendation as to which service provider to use. The service will ask you to provide a case name and number, name of the presiding judge, the date of the hearing and the request turn-around time.  The service will advise you of the procedures and costs pertaining to your request. Transcription rates are set by the Judicial Conference and are located here:  Maximum Transcript Rates.

Transcripts Plus Inc.
Contact: Karen Hartmann, CET
courttranscripts [at] aol.com

J&J Court Transcribers, Inc.
Contact: Jim Bowen
jjcourt [at] jjcourt.com


Transcript Redaction Guidelines

Pursuant to Judicial Conference policy regarding the protection of certain personal information including full social security numbers, birth dates, the names of minors, and financial account numbers ("personal identifiers"), the Court has established the following procedures for attorneys and/or parties to follow when ordering and filing transcripts that will be made part of the official public record in cases before the Court.  It is the filing party's responsibility to redact these types of personal identifiers. 



Notice of the filing of a transcript and applicable deadlines will be via Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) for ECF users.  Parties that are not ECF users will receive a paper notice via regular mail.

A transcript that is e-filed with the court by a court reporter or transcriber will be available at the Clerk's Office for inspection only for a period of 90 days after it is filed. Upon docketing the transcript, access is automatically restricted to court staff and public terminal users.  The transcript may not be reproduced by the clerk during that 90-day period.

During the 90-day period, a copy of the transcript may be obtained from the court reporter or transcriber at the rate established by the Judicial Conference.

If redactions are necessary, parties must file a Request for Redaction Form with the Court and service a copy on the court Reporter or transcriber within 21 days of the filing of the transcript.  The request must specify the personal identifiers that are to be redacted and indicate where they appear in the transcript by page and line number(s).  All requests will be viewable to the clerk's office only.  Redaction requests may:

  • be worded in such a way that the personal information is not repeated (i.e., redact SS# on Page 12, line 9 to read xxx-xx-1234); or
  • contain the full text of personal identifiers.

A transcript will be remotely available only to attorneys of record who have purchased a copy from the court reporter.  Members of the general public including pro se parties who purchase the transcript will not be given remote electronic access to the transcript or any redacted version filed during the 90-day period.

Once a request for redaction is filed, the transcriber has 31 calendar days from the date of the filing of the transcript to file a redacted version of the transcript.

An extension of time to file a redaction request may be obtained by filing an appropriate motion with the Court.



This procedure is available only for the redaction of the specific personal data identifiers listed below:

  • the first five digits of the social security number and taxpayer-identification number;
  • the month and date of an individual’s birth;
  • a minor’s full name (which will be redacted to the initials) and
  • all but the last four digits of a financial-account number.

Requests for further redactions must be filed by counsel in the form of a separate Motion to Redact Additional Items (Protective Order), within the 21-day request for redaction time period.  The transcript will not be made electronically available, even if the 90-day restriction period has ended, until the Court rules on any such motion. This policy applies only to transcripts of federal courtroom proceedings.

  • The attorneys and self-represented parties who attended the hearing are solely responsible for redaction of the information described in Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037.
  • The Clerk, the court reporter, and transcriber will not review transcripts for compliance with this policy.
  • If no redactions are requested, the transcript will be made viewable 90 days from the date of filing.
  • If an attorney purchases the un-redacted transcript, court staff will grant the attorney remote electronic access to the un-redacted transcript as well as any redacted version.
  • If an attorney only purchases a redacted version of a transcript, the attorney will not be given remote access to the un-redacted transcript in CM.
  • PACER fees will be charged even if you have purchased the transcript.  The 30-page cap does not apply to viewing or printing via PACER.
  • Under this policy, any party (or any other person or entity) may order production of a transcript on an expedited basis.