Errata Law & Legal Definition


Errata refers to errors in printing or writing, such as misspellings, omissions, and other typographical errors. For example, after taking a deposition, the testimony is transcribed by the reporter. After reading the transcript, the parties may submit a list of errata to the reporter, so that corrections may be made to accurately reflect the testimony. However, the party may not use an errata list to change the printed wording due to a change of mind regarding the testimony given. It is used to merely correct inadvertent errors. If substantive changes to the printed content is sought, it may be disallowed or subject to review.