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Save the Date!  2018 PCRA Annual Convention:  April 13 - 15

Pittsburgh, PA  

Online registration opens January 2018


With 5,500 positions opening - click here to learn more about court reporting as a career.  


Your Dream Job is calling!  Find out more about a super rewarding career in court reporting.  


Six-Figure Salaries!  Very real for just 2 Years of College.  Just ask CBS Pittsburgh.


Ready for school?  List of court reporting programs is here.  

FREE A to Z Program Introduces the Court Reporting Profession

The eight-week program will begin Monday, August 21, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will be held at Geiger Loria Filius McLucas Reporting, 4807 Jonestown Road, Suite 243, Harrisburg, PA. Free parking is available.

For more information click here.


***Information on Rule 4000**

The PCRA Board of Directors issued a Position Statement on Rule 4000.  

PCRA leaders hosted a webinar to review the new rules and to answer qestions. To listen to the presentation, click here.  Or download the presentation slides.  

To access PCRA's FAQ on the new rules, click here.  

Job Openings 

Philidelphia, PD is looking for a full time Court Reporter. Click here for more information. This position is open until filled. 

Indiana, PD is looking for a full time Court Reporter. Click here for more information. This position is open until filled. 


2016-2017 NCSA State "TAKE NOTE" Competition


We are all familiar with the findings from the 2013-2014 Industry Outlook Report by Ducker Worldwide that predicts there will be a shortage of 5,500 court reporters by 2018. We know our numbers are dwindling. We know we need students in our schools, and we know we need students graduating from court reporting programs. Is this challenging? Yes it is, but we are court reporters, and we face challenges every day.


Just as colleges and universities engage in athletic rivalries, you can join forces with court reporters and captioners in your state for a little friendly competition across state borders. In our profession, we are silent as we diligently do our jobs, but we really have a lot to say about our great profession. Now is the time to say it.  Click here for more information.



Court Reporting in the News

On September 1, 2015, CBS 21 out of New Cumberland, PA ran an exciting segment about court reporting. This is great publicity for the profession and a terrific way of spreading the word about the need for students.

Click here to view the piece and please consider sharing it with everyone you know via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

This all came about because a friend of PCRA mentioned court reporting to a news reporter she knew and provided some background information. Please think about what YOU can do to help support our profession!

A Message from NCRA about Students

NCRA headquarters has been flooded with requests from students who would like to join NCRA under the Student Sponsorship Program. Through member sponsorships, NCRA has created a way for students to join NCRA for their first year at no cost to them. However due to high demand, there is currently a waitlist, and the students need help from you.For only $65 per student, you can help a future court reporter gain access to the following:

  • An online mentorship program
  • Deep discounts to NCRA certifications
  • A Staples discount that will allow them to purchase school supplies
  • Discounts on store items like the RPR Study Guide
  • Ability to use the student rate for the NCRA Annual Convention

To sponsor a student, click here for NCRA's form and return the completed form to

Please consider helping NCRA ensure the future of our profession is strong. Let's help our students become a part of this wonderful community! 

PCRA Announces Updated Student Mentor Program

As many of you know, serving as a mentor is a very rewarding experience and certainly, having an engaged mentor can make a huge difference for a student. PCRA is happy to announce that the Student Mentor Program has been updated with the creation of online forms that will make it easier for mentors to volunteer and students to request a mentor. Guidelines for both mentors and student “mentees” have also been developed. All the information is on the Community page on the PCRA website, but can also be accessed from the home page by using the button to the left, underneath the login box.

Court Case of Interest for Pennsylvania Reporters
A Philadelphia trial judge, in an issue of first impression, ruled lawyers, not clients, are responsible for paying court reporting costs.

Please click on the link below to read the full article. If you don't already have a free digital membership to ALM (the publisher of The Legal Intelligencer and other publications), you'll need to sign up to read the article.



Congratulations to Pennsylvania Reporters with New Certifications! 

PCRA would like to congratulate the following reporters on earning their RPR. Congratulations to your achievement!

Amanda Lundberg, Houston, PA 


Information about National Verbatim Reporters Association Remote Testing


Click here for information about remote testing for CART and captioning testers.

PCRA HAS AMAZING MEMBER DISCOUNTS! JOIN NOW to take advantage of these MEMBER-ONLY discounts which can save you hundreds of dollars on things you use for your job.
  • 15 to 25% savings on Office Depot items
  • 10% off Pengad products
  • 15 to 25% off selected ProCAT products
  • 20% off Reporting Solutions' PDF-it subscription service
  • 25% off the set-up fee for RepAgencyWorks Court Reporting Management Software
Click here to see all the details on the Member Discounts page. 



Court Reporters Demonstrate their superior skills

If you have ever wondered how the closed captions "appear" on the television, this video will show you a couple of the country's best court reporters/captioners and how fast they can write.  You will be amazed! Check it out! Click on the video below!



Court Reporting in the News as a growing and profitable career!

MyFox Atlanta
Carlette Jennings, from the Brown College of Court Reporting, joined the Good Day Atlanta crew to talk about a somewhat surprisingly lucrative career in the world of court reporting! CLICK ON THE VIDEO Below TO WATCH THIS FULL REPORT!




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