Transcription Redaction Process

Per Bankruptcy Rule 9037, when a transcript has been requested, each party’s attorney is required to review the completed document to insure that the following personal information is not made public record. Self-represented parties are responsible for performing this process.  

Information which should be redacted includes all but the last four digits of a social security number, all but the last four digits of account numbers, all but the initials of minor children and all but the year of birth.

In accordance with the policy established by the Judicial Conference of the United States:

If you intend to request redaction of the transcript:

  • You have seven (7) days from the date the transcript is filed on the docket to file a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction with the Court. A copy of the notice must be served upon the transcriber. This will alert the Court and transcriber to put the appropriate controls into effect.  The Notice of Intent to Request Redaction forms are available here for bankruptcy cases or adversary proceedings.
  • You have twenty-one (21) days from the date of the filing of the transcript to file a Redaction Request, listing the entries by page and line where data appears that should be redacted. Again, a copy of the Request for Redaction must be sent to the transcriber.  The Redaction Request forms are available here for bankruptcy cases or adversary proceedings.
  • The deadline for filing the redacted version of the transcript is thirty-one (31) days from the filing date of the transcript.
  • If the redacted transcript is not filed by the requesting party, the transcript in its current form will be made available to the public via remote access and at the public terminal in the Clerk’s office for viewing and printing at the end of the ninety (90) day restricted period.
  • If the redacted version of the transcript is filed, the redacted transcript will be made available via remote public access or at the Clerk’s office for viewing and printing at the end of the ninety (90) day restricted period. The unredacted version of the transcript will not be available via remote electronic access or at the Clerk’s office; it shall be maintained as a private, restricted event. An attorney who purchases the transcript during the ninety (90) day restricted period will be given electronic access to the redacted version upon request.