It is my understanding that criminal attorneys and civil, possibly, get to look at transcripts of a case for free. I think the judge has some separate file which includes judges notes and transcripts of court hearings. Is this correct? Are the transcripts made available to the attorneys in family law as they are in other areas of law that provides freebie glances of transcripts?
Family Law court reporters in Los Angeles County will generally charge for copies of the transcript.
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Generally, copies of transcripts have to be paid for, whether an attorney or non-attorney is requesting it.
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Your understanding is only partially correct. In most criminal cases, transcripts are only prepared when a conviction is appealed.
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