GENERAL ORDER NO. 24 - Office of the Official Court Reporter


In order to facilitate the centralized management of court reporting services, the following procedures shall govern the ordering of transcripts from the Office of the Official Court Reporter. All orders for transcripts shall be made in writing and submitted to the court reporter who will acknowledge the receipt of the order. Once the transcript is prepared, the court reporter shall prepare an invoice in triplicate. This invoice shall contain the following information: date of invoice; date of order; name, address and phone number of court reporter; case name; case number; date of hearing; number of pages; price per page; amount due; amount of deposit (if any) and name, address and phone number of the party ordering the transcript. The transcript vouchers provided by the Administrative Office shall continue to be used for transcripts to be paid for by the State.

One copy of the invoice will be retained by the Administrator of the Office of the Official Court Reporter. Questions regarding invoices may be directed to the Administrator.

Remuneration for court reporting services shall be limited to the schedule of fees set by the Illinois Supreme Court as contained in the Uniform Schedule of Charges for Official Court Reporters' Transcripts. Pursuant to this Schedule, all charges for transcripts will be computed on a per page basis. The charges for regular copy delivery are $1.80 per page for the original and $.50 per page for a copy. For expedited copies (daily copy delivery), the charges are $2.10 per page for the original and $.75 per page for a copy.

A copy of this General Order shall be posted at every branch of the Office of the Official Court Reporter of the Circuit Court of Cook County in a location that is accessible to the general public.

[Dated December 7, 2000.]

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