Legal Transcription Prices

legal transcription prices

Affordable Legal Transcription Prices

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In general our legal transcription prices are usually between $1.50 and $5.00 per audio minute.

Actual legal transcription prices depend on  a couple of factors. Including the number of speakers, audio quality and turnaround time required.

Legal Transcription Rates

Rush Rates

(1-2 Business Days)

Standard Rates

(3-5 Business Days)

Extended Rates

(6-10 Business Days)

  Category A  $2.00 / audio minute $1.75 / audio minute $1.50 / audio minute
  Category B  $2.50 / audio minute $2.25 / audio minute $2.00 / audio minute
  Category C  $5.00 / audio minute $3.00 / audio minute $2.50 / audio minute


Our basic legal transcription prices have been classified into three categories:  AB & C.

Category A: Single person interview or standard one on one interview recorded in digital format.  Examples of these would be note taking for active or even prospective cases you may be working on.  You can dictate outside the courtroom once a hearing is over using our smartphone app and we can have it transcribed for you that same day or in a few days.  A one on one interview could be with your client or even a deposition preparation meeting with your client.  These would also include any other official or unofficial two person meeting or interview.

Category B: Any interviews with a total of three people, any audio with significant noise in the background, and any audio that has voices that are difficult to understand (i.e. poor recording, soft voices, etc.) These could be official depositions with your client and the opposing attorney or a conference call with two other attorneys discussing a case.  Significant audio would be anything that can affect the audio quality on our end making it take longer to transcribe because we can’t hear the participants very well.  Loud background noise such as music, wind, or the sound of the street outside coming through and open window.

Category C: Any audio with four or more speakers; presentations dealing with highly scientific terminology or very thick accents; and panel discussions, focus groups, conference calls, or seminars with multiple participants.  Many depositions fall into this category if you have three or more attorneys present asking questions.  Court hearings will most likely also fall into this category as well.  Please call for an accurate quote.  These are very hard to determine without hearing the actual audio.

How Legal Transcription can save your firm money

Junior paralegals cost $30,000 per year, and seasoned paralegals can cost as much as $60,000 per year.  Having them transcribe your audio when they could be doing something more productive they are trained to do will save you overtime costs and keep your employees from early burnout.  An untrained paralegal will take anywhere from 8-10 times longer than the audio file to transcribe.  Meaning a 60 minute file will take them 8 hours to 10 hours to complete.  Our transcriptionists can do that same file in half the time and we guarantee 99% accuracy.  Meanwhile your paralegal can do the things he or she was trained to do and not clock all that extra overtime because they were transcribing for an entire day.

Courtroom Transcription Pricing

Courtroom transcripts can be done by someone other than a court reporter.  We offer certified transcripts and have faster turnaround times for better pricing than traditional court reporters because we have a nationwide team of legal transcriptionists ready when you need us.  Our legal transcription rates are typically 40-60% cheaper than your court reporter.

Legal Transcription Testimonials

From P.W. (attorney) also on Yelp: Outstanding work, fast, efficient and very easy to work with.  I recommend Ben’s company to anyone who inquires about needing transcriptions.  I use Transcription Outsourcing in my business several times a month and have never been disappointed in the quality of work.   They were also able to accommodate a few rush jobs that never happened with our previous transcription company.  Additionally, they are very good at follow up and easy to communicate with when discussing a project.

From Steven M (attorney) also on Yelp: Had transcription needed on a expedited basis for an upcoming hearing.  Worked with Mr. Walker and his team and received outstanding transcript  a day after placing the order.  Great contact and customer service. Better product and cheaper than anyone I’ve come across. Highly recommended.  I will definitely use them again.


  • For same day service, please call for your most accurate transcription cost.
  • Transcription Outsourcing, LLC has the right to increase rates at any time without any prior obligation due to poor audio files, verbatim transcription and more.  However, we will inform you ahead of time of any rate increase before proceeding with your file(s).
  • Transcription costs will be higher for poor-quality audio; however, we will try to inform you prior to doing the work if we face any problem and obtain your permission on whether or not to proceed with your transcription.

Audio difficulties include:

  • Poor quality, fading in and out, static.
  • Lots of background noise that makes it difficult to hear the speakers.
  • Low-speaking voices that cannot be heard.
  • Speakers talking from long distances from the mic.


The transcription costs listed above does NOT include state of Colorado DMV transcripts.  Transcription cost for state of Colorado DMV transcripts is $3.50/page.

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