Record Access for New Appellate Counsel

Former counsel should provide new counsel with any transcript, presentence report, or statement of reasons in counsel's possession. New counsel can obtain publicly accessible documents from the district court's docket, using counsel's fee-exempt PACER account. District court procedures for providing new counsel with transcripts, presentence reports, or statements of reasons are described below.

If counsel has any difficulty obtaining the record, contact the Fourth Circuit CJA Appointments Deputy at (804) 916-2700 or submit an email request for assistance from our Contact page. 


District Transcript Presentence Report & Statement Reasons
DMD Contact district clerk's office to arrange email delivery

Contact district clerk's office to arrange email delivery
EDNC Contact district clerk's office to obtain access to the transcript on the docket

Contact district clerk's office to arrange for email delivery
MDNC Contact court reporter to arrange delivery

Contact district clerk's office to obtain copy
WDNC Use "Contact Us" option (ECF Question) on court's Web site to request access to the transcript on the docket or email delivery

Use "Contact Us" option (ECF Question) on court's Web site to request email delivery of the presentence report
DSC Contact district clerk's office to request access to the transcript on the docket

Contact district clerk's office to request email delivery of the presentence report
EDVA

Contact district clerk's office to obtain copy from court reporter

Contact district clerk's office to obtain copy from probation office
WDVA Contact court reporter coordinator in district clerk's office to obtain copy

Contact district clerk's office to obtain copy from probation office
NDWV Contact court reporter to request access to the transcript on the docket
File motion in district court requesting access to presentence report and statement of reasons
SDWV Contact court reporter to request access to the transcript on the docket

Contact probation office to obtain copy