It says on my bill "Transcript costs for the court reporter, $ 578.--" What does that mean? Time or actual transcript?

Asked about 2 years ago - New York, NY

The amount was paid by me to my lawyer. He doesn't answer my questions about the amount. The court reporter says she has never written a transcript.
She was in the court room and typed for about 5-7 hours, I think. She says she doesn't know what I have payed my lawyer for.

What the heck did I pay for?

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . That usually refers to the costs of the transcripts plus any appearance fee. Ask your lawyer for a copy of the bill.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  2. Paul Karl Siepmann


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    Answered . Ask your lawyer for a copy of the bill.

    I am not your attorney and any posts/messages or responses to posts/messages can not establish an attorney-client... more
  3. Daniel Simon Hahn Szalkiewicz


    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . In most cases, and courtrooms, you only pay a court reporter if the transcript is ordered. You do not get charged just for the court reporter to sit in the courtroom.

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