Information & Application for Transcribers

This page provides information, including contracting procedures, for prospective transcribers interested in entering into an agreement to provide transcription services for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. We currently use FTR to digitally record audio of court proceedings.

We are soliciting applications from February 1-19, 2021. Because our level of need for transcription services changes often, the Court will enter into multiple agreements. Please note that the amount of work available varies considerably, and that being accepted into the transcriber pool does not guarantee any minimum amount of work.

Transcribers interested in applying should carefully review the Amended Statement of Work (including the minimum qualifications, last year’s volume, and the court’s maximum transcript fee rates) and the contract Terms & Conditions:

To apply, complete our fillable Application Forms Packet and email it to

For questions about the application process or about performing transcription services in the Northern District, please contact Sandy Nunes at (415) 522-3639 or