TRANSCRIPT AND AUDIO RECORDINGS OF COURT PROCEEDINGS
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia digitally records proceedings. Written transcripts of these proceedings are made only when ordered. Such transcripts are filed with the Court and available for public viewing through the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF). In accordance with Judicial Conference policy and Federal Bankruptcy Rule 9037, any person about whom private information is disclosed in a proceeding may request redaction of such information before a transcript is filed electronically. Please see General Order 2007‐7 for more information.
The Bankruptcy Court offers several methods for requesting a transcript. Outlined below are various options and per page rates.
|Type||Cost Per Page||Description|
Transcript to be delivered within thirty (30) calendar days after transcriptionist receipt of order.
Transcript to be delivered within fourteen (14) calendar days after transcriptionist receipt of order.
Transcript to be delivered within seven (7) calendar days after transcriptionist receipt of order.
Transcript to be delivered following adjournment and prior to the normal opening hour of the court on the following morning, whether or not a court day.
The Bankruptcy Court’s Electronic Court Recorder Operator (ECRO) will calculate the estimated transcript charge based on the option chosen. A completed Transcript Order form (AO 435) must be submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for each transcript requested. Once a Transcript Order form is received, the Court’s ECRO will forward all necessary documents to a transcriptionist to process the request. Fees for written transcripts are paid directly to the transcriptionist, not to the Bankruptcy Court.
Copies of court proceedings can also be obtained on CD. The fee for audio transcripts is $31.00 per disc, payable to the Clerk’s Office by cash or money order. (Attorneys may also pay by check.) Fees are due at the time of pickup. Each CD contains approximately 70 minutes of recording.
FOR TRANSCRIPT AND AUDIO REQUESTS, CONTACT THE ECRO FOR THE PRESIDING JUDGE
Judge Susan Barrett | Augusta Clerk's Office | Margie/ECRO 706-823-6029 (direct dial)
Judge Michele J. Kim | Brunswick Clerk's Office | April/ECRO 912-280-1378 (direct dial)
Judge Edward J. Coleman, III | Savannah Clerk's Office | Chris/ECRO 912-650-4104 (direct dial)