Rule 1922. Transcription of Notes of Testimony.
(a) Request for Transcripts.An appellant may file a request for transcripts under Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration 4007 prior to or concurrent with the notice of appeal. If a deposit is required, the appellant shall make the deposit at the time of the request for the transcript unless the appellant is requesting a waiver of the cost because of economic hardship. Unless another Rule of Appellate Procedure provides a shorter time, the court reporter shall provide the trial judge with the transcript within 14 days of the request for transcript. When the appellant receives notice under Rule of Judicial Administration 4007(D)(3) that the transcript has been prepared, the appellant has 14 days to pay the final balance in compliance with that rule.
(b) Filing of the Transcript.When the transcript is delivered to the filing office and the parties under Rule of Judicial Administration 4007(D)(4), the transcript shall be entered on the docket.
(c) Corrections to Transcript.If a transcript contains an error or is an incomplete representation of the proceedings, the omission or misstatement may be corrected by the following means:
(1) By objection. A party may file a written objection to the filed transcript. Any party may answer the objection. The trial court shall resolve the objections and then direct that the transcript as corrected be made a part of the record and transmitted to the appellate court.
(2) By stipulation of the parties filed in the trial court. If the trial court clerk has already certified the record, the parties shall file in the appellate court a copy of any stipulation filed pursuant to this rule, and the trial court shall direct that the transcript as corrected be made a part of the record and transmitted to the appellate court.
(3) By the trial court or, if the record has already been transmitted to the appellate court, by the appellate court or trial court on remand, with notice to all parties and an opportunity to respond.
(d) Emergency appeals.Where the exigency of the case is such as to impel immediate consideration in the appellate court, the trial judge shall take all action necessary to expedite the preparation and transmission of the record notwithstanding the usual procedures prescribed in this chapter or in the Rules of Judicial Administration.
Depending on the order issued by the trial court, a party may wish to seek appellate review of an order under paragraph (c) by application or in the merits brief. The 2017 amendments addressed changes in the Rules of Judicial Administration. In addition, the amendment eliminated time limits for objections to or requests for correction of the transcript. An objection to a transcript must be raised if, for example, a critical portion of the proceedings was not transcribed.
The provisions of this Rule 1922 amended through April 26, 1982, effective July 15, 1981, 12 Pa.B. 1536; amended June 24, 2019, effective October 1, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 3867. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (385481) to (385482).
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