The Massachusetts Court Reporters Association is dedicated to the advancement of professional verbatim shorthand reporting.


Our goals include promoting professional court reporting excellence through education, research, and technology, and to establish, maintain and protect professional standards in the practice of court reporting.


We advocate for our members before legislative and regulatory bodies on issues which impact the judicial system and others served by the court reporting profession.


Stenographer vs. Digital Recording Resources Articles Now Available

We've made a list of resources available to help educate attorneys on why stenographers are a vital component to the court reporting field. 

Board Meeting  

The next board meeting will be at the MCRA Seminar, March 30th, 8 am, MGM Grand, Springfield, MA. 


6-Week FREE A to Z Introduction to Steno Machine Shorthand Program

Have you ever considered a career in court reporting or captioning?

Did you know that stenographic reporters provide the live captions you see on television? Have you ever wondered how these talented people use that "little machine" to make your captions dance across your TV screen or capture testimony in a judicial proceeding? Today's court reports do both jobs!

Join us six Saturdays for a FREE 6-week A to Z Introduction to Steno Machine Shorthand program which offers the perfect opportunity for potential students to learn the alphabet in steno, write on a real machine, and hear about today's high-paying careers in reporting. Come and learn. Come and decide if pursuing an education in court reporting or captioning is the right choice for you.

To learn more about the A to Z program, visit or


Court Reporters: We need your old steno machines!  If you would like to donate your machine to support the A to Z program, email

MCRA would like to welcome new 

Professional Members: 

Jessica Bewsee

Associate Member:  


Student Member:

Angela Cakridas


Printable Lawyers Weekly anti-contracting ad to distribute to clients


MCRA has received inquiries from court reporters and lawyers regarding our anti-contracting law.  Our anti-contracting law, MGL Chapter 221, Section 91D, can be found HERE.  It has become apparent to us that there is a lack of knowledge as to the existence of this law.  MCRA has put forth an effort to inform the Bar, insurance companies and court reporters of the existence of this law. 

December 2017 letter from the CCRA (CT Court Reporters Association) regarding licensure and, also, an application for membership and voluntary CSR certification for 2018 can be found in the MCRA Member Resources section.


Additional letters and articles can be found in the MCRA Member Resources section.

Letter from MassBar Association to MCRA re the Use of Court Reporters 

Channel 5 Boston Investigates:  Courts installing digital recording which could replace court reporters.  Feb. 2017.

McWilliams, Ian.  It really is your record now:  a conversation about court reporters. MATA Dec. 2016.

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CSR Exam

FREE, but must register by April 3

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 am

Wellesley Free Library

530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

MCRA, PO Box 377, Westwood, MA  02090
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