‘Recently I read a stipulation by Southern California attorneys that the court reporter was relieved of his duty to file the original deposition transcript with the court. Filing the original deposition transcript with the court is not one of the court reporter’s duties.
CA CCP 2025.550 reads: “(a) The certified transcript of a deposition shall not be filed with the court. Instead, the deposition officer shall securely seal that transcript in an envelope or package endorsed with the title of the action and marked “Deposition of (here insert name of deponent),” and shall promptly transmit it to the attorney who noticed the deposition. This attorney shall store it under conditions that will protect it against loss, destruction, or tampering.”
Court reporters, Pengad has the perfect envelope with a clear window so that the caption and deponent’s name on the transcript cover page will show through. The Pengad envelope allows for a professional, easy method to seal the transcript and comply with 2025.550.
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