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2018 PCRA Annual Convention

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Registration is open for the 2018 PCRA Annual Convention, April 13 – 15, in Pittsburgh, PA.  Make plans to join us and earn up to 1.35 CEUs.  This year’s program is not to be missed with relevant content; including:

  • Mock RPR Exam:  Bring Your Machine and Follow Along
    By Marybeth Everhart, MA, RPR, CRI, CLR, CPE
  • Implementing Rule 4000:  What Works and What Doesn’t
    Cheryl Hansberry, RDR, CRR and Melissa Keating, RPR
  • RULONA:  New Notary Law and How it Impacts YOU
    Marc Aronson

Reserve your hotel accommodations now!  PCRA’s discounted room rate is $139/night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown. Reserve your accommodations before noon on March 23 to secure the lowest room rate; while supplies last.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-222-TREE and referencing the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association room rate.  

Click here to view the Full Convention Schedule!

And, you won’t want to miss the PCRA Speed Contest!  PCRA is hosting a Speed Contest on Friday, April 13, 10am – noon.  A separate registration fee applies. For more information on eligibility, click here.  To register, click here.





Click here to join or renew PCRA membership!  PCRA members receive discounts on all CEUs, have access to industry resources, receive PCRA’s quarterly newsletter, and so much more!  PCRA membership is the only way to stay connected to regulations and opportunities in the Commonwealth.  




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.    

***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. 


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!

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!

Diane Foltz

Heather Artz


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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