How the government’s court transcript fee increase will affect you
Friday, May 16, 2014
Further to MAG’s recent announcement, lawyers will soon be required to bill more for transcripts from the court of appeal as well as Ontario and supreme courts of justice. The new fees, effective May 1, 2014, comply with a new government-mandated model for court reporting and transcript production — the first in 22 years.
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will pay requests submitted to transcribers on or after May 1, 2014 under the new rates. LAO is also developing new policies that reflect the new model, and will advise panel lawyers of the details in late May.
Rate effective May 1, 2014
|Transcription of first copy||
|Expedite (within five business days)||Not applicable (N/A)||$6.00 per page for a certified original*.|
|Daily (within 24 hours)||N/A||$8.00 per page for a certified original*.|
|Electronic reproduction (orders placed subsequent to the original)||N/A||$20.00 per transcript|
|Paper reproduction (orders placed subsequent to the original)||$0.55 per page||$0.55 per page for a certified hard copy*.|
|Minimum fee||N/A||$20.00 per transcript|
|Transcript not required||N/A||
*Electronic copy provided for no extra charge for requests made at same time as the request for a hard copy original
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