Transcript Law and Legal Definition

A transcript is an official recording of a legal proceeding. It may be the transcript of a proceeding in court or out-of-court proceeding, such as a deposition. A transcript is usually prepared by a court reporter and copies of the transcript are typically available to be purchased by the parties, usually on a per-page cost basis. Persons who wish to order copies typicaly purchase them from the court reporting service used by the court in the relevant case. A transcript is commonly used for appeal purposes, to review the lower court proceedings for errors.