Superior Court is a court of record. In Clark County, most Superior Court proceedings are electronically recorded. To purchase a copy of the record, contact the Judicial Assistant of the Department in which the hearing took place. Copies of the proceedings are provided on Compact Discs playable on a computer. Each CD costs $25. The number of CDs required is dependent on the length of the proceeding. When requesting a copy of the record, you will need the hearing date(s), the name of the case and case number and the name of the judicial officer who heard the matter.
If the record must be transcribed, you must hire a transcriber. Pursuant to GR 35, official court transcripts may be completed and filed only by a Certified Court Reporter who meets the standards outlined in RCW 18.145.080 or by an authorized transcriptionist who has been approved by the Court to prepare an official verbatim report of proceedings of an electronically recorded court proceeding.
GR 35 only applies to the preparation of transcripts of court proceedings. It does not apply to transcriptions of interviews, statements or other out-of-court proceedings.
Click here for a list of Certified Court Reporters approved by the Court to prepare verbatim reports of proceedings pursuant to GR 35 and RAP 9.2.