Appeals Transcript Information

Ordering and Designation of Reporter’s Transcripts [Pursuant to FRAP 10(b)]

Within ten days of the filing date of a Notice of Appeal, the appellant must complete the Eleventh Circuit Transcript Order Form regardless of whether transcripts are being ordered. Please note however, that transcripts for proceedings which took place in any court other than the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida cannot be ordered using this form.

If you are not ordering a transcript

Members of the Bar of the Southern District of Florida must complete and file the Eleventh Circuit Transcript Order Form electronically.[Click here for filing instructions]

If you are not a member of the Bar of the Southern District of Florida and are not ordering a transcript, you must print and complete the paper form and mail the original to the Appeals Section, U.S. District Court, 400 North Miami Avenue, Room 8N09, Miami, FL 33128-7716 and one copy to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 56 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, and one copy to all other parties.

If you are ordering a transcript

Members of the Bar of the Southern District of Florida must complete and file the form electronically. [Click here for filing instructions]

If you are not a member of the Bar of the Southern District of Florida, the Transcript Order Form cannot be filed electronically.  Print out and complete the paper form and provide the original and three copies as instructed below:

  • Mail the original to the Court Reporter Coordinator [Click here for the address];
  • Mail two copies, or email one copy to the Court Reporter [Click here for the Court Reporters' contact list]. If the Official Court Reporter’s address is not listed, mail two copies to the Court Reporter Coordinator [Click here for the address]; and
  • Mail one copy to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 56 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, and one copy to all other parties.

Counsel Appointed Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA)

Counsel appointed pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act must complete a CJA24, Authorization and Voucher for Payment of Transcript, and mail it and the Eleventh Circuit Transcript Order Form to the Official Court Reporter. Do not electronically sign or email CJA24 form.If the Court Reporter is a not an Official Court Reporter, mail the form and the CJA24 to the Court Reporter Coordinator.  Note: If different reporters covered various proceedings for which you are ordering transcripts, a CJA24 must be submitted for each reporter. If the same reporter covered all the proceedings for which you are ordering transcripts, it is only necessary to submit one CJA24.

If opposing counsel wishes to file a supplemental designation of a transcript, a Motion to Supplement the Record must be filed with the Court of Appeals in Atlanta.  If granted, a supplemental Eleventh Circuit Transcript Order Form must be filed and sent by mail or email, to the Official Court Reporter who covered the proceeding.  The District Court cannot file a late designation without an order from the Court of Appeals nor can the Official Court Reporter accept any further designations for the purpose of appeal other than the appellant’s original designation unless the Court of Appeals has granted permission.

The Certificate of Readiness of the Record on Appeal will be transmitted upon the filing of the Official Court Reporter’s transcript(s), or upon notice that a transcript will not be ordered.

Payments

Arrangements for payment must be made directly with the Court Reporter within ten days of the request for the transcript(s).

If you have any questions, please contact the Court Reporter Coordinator at 305-523-5635.