United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court


CJA Transcript Request Processes

Request a Transcript
CJA Panel Attorney 1. Prepares a CJA 24 (Authorization and Voucher for Payment of Transcript) (.pdf) for each court reporter. Multiple dates for a court reporter may be requested on the same CJA 24.
    a) Completes boxes 1 - 14 and signs box 15.
    b) Enters name of court reporter in box 18.
    c) Emails PDF of completed CJA 24 to cja@cand.uscourts.gov.
CJA Tech 2. After approval, e-files CJA 24 (and Transcript Designation Form
(.pdf), if applicable). Court reporter is notified electronically.
Court Reporter 3. Prepares transcript.

4. Completes CJA 24, boxes 17 through 21.

5. Sends CJA 24 and transcript(s) to the CJA panel attorney. E-files transcript. 
CJA Panel Attorney 6. On CJA 24, signs box 22 certifying receipt of the transcript, then submits CJA 24 via email
to the CJA Unit for processing.
CJA Tech 8. Submits electronically to the Administrative Office in Washington, D.C. for payment.
If Case is on Appeal
CJA Panel Attorney 1. Prepares a Transcript Designation Form (.pdf) and, if transcripts need to be ordered, one CJA 24 (.pdf) for each court reporter. 

2. E-files TDF. 

3. Makes a copy of TDF for each CJA 24 and submits all to CJA Unit for processing as per the steps above.