Court Reporters' Associations
A court reporter is a person whose occupation is to transcribe spoken or recorded speech into written form to produce official transcripts of depositions, court hearings and official proceedings.
Court Reporters' Associations - National
- National Court Reporters Association - NCRA
NCRA is committed to being the leader in advancing the profession of those who capture and integrate the spoken word into a comprehensive and accurate information base for the benefit of the public and private sectors.
- National Verbatim Reporters Association
Only national professional organization dedicated to the practice of voice writing, offering support and benefits to its members. The NVRA offers several levels of membership. Court reporters using either voice or stenographic methods may become general members of NVRA.
- United States Court Reporters Association - USCRA
The United States Court Reporters Association is the national representative for the federal court reporting profession. The Association is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest standards of verbatim reporting, quality services, professional ethics, fidelity to the ideals of the judicial system, and advocating continuing education as well as the utilization of state-of-the-art technologies.
Court Reporters' Associations - By State
- Alabama Court Reporters Association - ALCRA
- Arizona Court Reporters Association
Our goal is to provide another great lineup of seminars for you next year, and we are taking into consideration all of the input we received from our members on what kind of topics you would like to see. The ACRA seminars are consistently the most important function that we serve to the majority of membership since we all need those CE credits, and I want to make sure that you get relevant, educational and enjoyable seminars with high-quality presenters.
- Arkansas Court Reporters Association - ACRA
- California Court Reporters Association - CCRA
The mission of the California Court Reporters Association is to advance the profession of verbatim shorthand reporting by promoting professional reporting excellence through education, research, and the use of state-of-the-art technology; establishing and maintaining professional standards of practice; and advocating before legislative and regulatory bodies on issues which impact the judicial system and others served by the court reporting profession of California.
- Colorado Court Reporters Association
- Connecticut Court Reporters Association
- Delaware Court Reporters Association
- eorgia Shorthand Reporters Association
Mission: To lead the effort to promote PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS by improving the quality of programs and services available to court reporters in Georgia. To be a REPRESENTATIVE AND ADVOCATE for court reporters by promoting understanding of the responsibilities, functions and needs of court reporters before government, corporations, foundations and community leaders throughout the state. To provide PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunities for court reporters, through publications, training, meetings and other activities.
- Florida Court Reporters Association
- Georgia Certified Court Reporters Association - GCCRA
Was created as a result of the Court Reporting Act of 1974, with its purpose being to serve ALL Certified Court Reporters in Georgia by providing continuing education and encouraging high ethical standards, competence, professionalism, and unity.
- Idaho Court Reporters Association
- Illinois Court Reporters Association
Mission Statement: To maintain standards of excellence in verbatim shorthand reporting, to provide continuing educational opportunities and advocate technological advancements, and to promote a spirit of mutual assistance between the profession of verbatim shorthand reporting and its consumers.
- Iowa Court Reporters Association
Association of freelance and official court reporters, students and instructors in Iowa.
- Kansas Court Reporters Association
Kansas Court Reporters Association is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest standards of verbatim reporting, quality services, professional ethics, and advocating continuing education, as well as the utilization of state-of-the-art technology.
- Kentucky Court Reporters' Association
The Kentucky Court Reporters Association is a non-profit corporation formed in 1978, and since that time has provided educational opportunities for court reporters, as well as public relations services to the court reporting community in Kentucky. Our profession has made many advances since incorporation, and we remain committed to those same goals and purposes.
- Louisiana Court Reporters Association
Louisiana court reporters are recognized leaders in their profession because of their determined adherence to the standard set by LCRA (Louisiana Court Reporters Association). LCRA is an organization that educates, protects, and promotes the court reporting profession in Louisiana . In addition, LCRA especially encourages its members to portray the ideals set by the National Court Reporters Association, ( NCRA)the official standard bearer in the nation.
- Maryland Court Reporters Association
Founded in 1949, The Maryland Court Reporters Association (MCRA) is committed to advancing the court reporting profession by promoting court reporters as experts in the field of verbatim court reporting, providing continuing education to its members, while advocating quality service, high ethical standards, and the application of state-of-the-art technology. MCRA has provided social and educational opportunities to the court reporting community in Maryland. Our profession has changed since 1949, but we remain committed to the same goals and purposes.
- Massachusetts Court Reporters Association
Our association strives to promote and advance the interests of all court reporters throughout the Commonwealth and to develop a greater awareness and appreciation through public education.
- Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters
The purpose of this Association shall be to advance the interests and general welfare of the shorthand reporting profession in Michigan; to establish and maintain high standards of professional education, competence and performance in the field of shorthand reporting, and to do any and all acts related to the aforesaid purposes.
- Mississippi Court Reporters Association
- Missouri Court Reporters Association
- Nevada Court Reporters Association
Dedicated to advancing professionalism among court reporters by promoting high ethical standards, providing continuing educational opportunities and advocating technological advancements while nurturing goodwill and unity among its members.
- New Hampshire Court Reporters Association NHCRA
The NHCRA prides itself on these purposes: Assuming responsibility for leadership and enlightenment of the users of verbatim reporting of proceedings and of the public regarding the special competence, importance, and value of the stenotype shorthand reporting system. Promoting a broader understanding and acceptance of the qualified stenotype shorthand reporter as indispensable to the judicial system of this state. Encouraging, establishing, and maintaining high standards of professional education, competence, performance, and ethics for all of New Hampshire's certified court reporters.
- New Jersey - Certified Court Reporters Association of New Jersey
The association purpose is to endorse high standards of ethical practice, to monitor regulatory and legislative activities which may affect the profession, to investigate potential peril and propose logical remediation when necessary. CCRA endeavors to preserve the continued viability of the profession through improving public awareness of the role of the certified court reporter in judicial, litigation, captioning and equal access settings, the dynamics and utilization of the technology employed, and the diversity of alternative career opportunities
- New Mexico Court Reporters Association
- New York State Court Reporters Association
Truly the master craftsmen who launched the New York State Shorthand Reporters Association in 1876 built a sturdy ship, on which in the 125 years of its existence has safely weathered all the storms and adverse currents that have beaten against it, and which is now sailing on "calm seas and a prosperous voyage."
- Ohio Court Reporters Association
OCRA is committed to its leadership role among the court reporting profession in our state. We strive to serve as the indispensable resource for court reporting professionals.
- Oklahoma Court Reporters Association
This organization shall unite the shorthand reporters of Oklahoma, to secure the benefits for shorthand reporters and to maintain a standard of efficiency.
- Oregon Court Reporters Association
OCRA Purpose Statement To develop leadership and direction for the court reporting profession in the state of Oregon; To advocate ethical standards, quality service, educational opportunities and technological advancements for its members; To promote the services of our profession to the client base; To act as liaison between the profession and the local, state, and national client groups; To enhance understanding and good will among the members and the public.
- Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association
The Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association provides social and educational opportunities for court reporters, as well as advocacy and public relations services to the court reporting community in Pennsylvania.
- Tennessee Court Reporters Association
Was formed to establish and maintain a proper standard of proficiency in the profession of court reporting. We hope this website will provide guidance and will help in establishing consistency in court reporting throughout Tennessee.
- Texas Court Reporters Association
The mission of the Texas Court Reporters Association is to provide a statewide network and information resource to ensure that the spoken word is preserved and protected for all citizens, litigants, hearing-impaired persons and the judiciary through skill, technology, impartiality and professionalism.
- Utah Court Reporters Association
The UCRA assists Utah’s highly trained professional Court Reporters to continue to educate themselves to meet national and state requirements, as well as to keep abreast of the business, legal and technological environment.
- Virginia Court Reporters Association
Has been assisting court reporters in enhancing their skills for over 35 years. Founded in 1967, the association stands as a leader in education and legislative representation serving members from throughout the state. has been assisting court reporters in enhancing their skills for over 35 years. Founded in 1967, the association stands as a leader in education and legislative representation serving members from throughout the state.
- Washington Court Reporters Association
The mission of the Washington Court Reporters Association is to promote the profession of court reporting. It is the objective of this professional association to maintain a membership base composed of court reporters, Communication Access Realtime Translators (CART), and captioners whose values are consistent with the ethical standards promulgated by the NCRA Code of Professional Ethics. WCRA represents its members in the state legislature on issues impacting court reporting, CART, and captioning.