Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association


PCRA: Working for You in Uncertain Times

In-Person Requirement Suspended for Court Reporters

Concerned for their colleagues impacted by COVID-19 closures and travel bans, PCRA leadership contacted Pennsylvania legislators last week, urging them to suspend the requirement for physical presence of notaries who are court reporters/stenographers participating in criminal, civil and administrative proceedings of record in this Commonwealth.

PCRA’s efforts were successful.  On March 21, Governor Wolf granted the Department of State’s request, temporarily suspending the physical presence of notaries who are court reporters or stenographers participating in criminal, civil, and administrative hearings.

This suspension will only last for the duration of the declared disaster emergency.

Read the Suspended Regulation

Sign PCRA's Petition to Extend the In-Person Suspension!

PCRA believes that the in-person requirement should be permanently eliminated, as has already been done in several other states.  Show your support for our position that legal proceedings should be able to be held with the use of available technology!

Read PCRA's Statement

Sign the Petition


RESCHEDULED: 2020 PCRA Annual Convention

Friday to Sunday
September 11-13, 2020

NCRA-Approved for 1.30 CEUs

Nittany Lion Inn
State College, PA

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2020 Annual Meeting Notice & Slate of Officers


2020 PCRA Membership Renewals

2020 membership renewal and enrollment is now open!  Use the links below to renew, refer a colleague, or apply.

Have questions or need assistance?  Don't hesitate to contact the PCRA administrative office at 717-441-6058 or [email protected]

Renew/Apply Online

Printed Renewal/Application Form

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