I have followed the 2/3 - 1/3 rule for charging rates in transcripts but I cannot put my finger on the background for this. Could someone point me in the right direction?
I have an out-of-town firm asking me to take work at their "contract" rate, then charging "whatever I want" for the other side. I would like to have some official information.
You are correct in following the statute. I have copied and pasted a sentence or two from someone else. This points to the specific citation. A reporter who does not abide by this rule puts their CSR license at risk.
>>In Michigan, there is also what we refer to as a two/thirds rule, i.e., in the Revised Judicature Act of 1961 (excerpt), Act 236 of 1961, 600.1491, Section 1491 (2) states: "A court reporter, court recorder, stenomask reporter, or owner of a court reporting firm shall not do any of the following: (b) Charge more than 2/3 of the price of an original transcript for a copy of that transcript." This is something to keep in mind when you are the "copy" attorney ordering a transcript.<<
I hope this is helpful,
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