Order an Audio Recording of a Hearing

DIGITAL RECORDING

All courtroom proceedings in the Western District of Washington are captured on digital audio. These recordings are the official record of courtroom proceedings and will be used by transcription agencies when producing transcripts.

The recording system in the courtroom is ultra sensitive. Whether at a counsel table or even in the audience, all conversation will be recorded by the system. If you must speak confidentially with a client and/or colleague, you may wish to leave a courtroom to avoid having the conversation recorded. Please see a courtroom deputy for a demonstration of the digital recording equipment.

TO DOWNLOAD AN AUDIO RECORDING OF A COURT HEARING VIA CM/ECF

Many hearings recorded after Dec. 1, 2017 are available for download (audio is embedded in a PDF) directly from the CM/ECF docket for a $2.40 PACER fee. PACER account required.

Digital Audio on the Docket Expanded to include Ch 13 Hearings

TO ORDER AN AUDIO RECORDING OF A COURT HEARING (NOT A TRANSCRIPT)

If you possess an ECF filing account, follow these steps:

  • In ECF, click on the Bankruptcy menu followed by Other
  • In the list of events, select the entry titled Audio Hearing Request
  • Complete the prompts as appropriate
  • Make a credit card payment when prompted ($31.00 per hearing request)

If you do not possess an ECF filing account, follow the mail order instructions on the Audio Hearing Request Form.

TO ORDER AN AUDIO RECORDING OF A 341 CREDITORS' MEETING

Send email to the US Trustee's Office at ustpregion18.se.ecf@usdoj.gov. Please include the following information in your request:
Case Number
Trustee Name
Date of 341 Meeting
Bankruptcy Chapter

Please note that 341 hearing information is available within 5 - 10 days of the 341 hearing date.