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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.

Stay Informed of
Important Industry News
November 9, 2020 **

SJC Ruling Regarding Remote Depositions

Updated SJC Order

Upcoming CSR Test 

April 5th, 2024

Hotel Viking, Newport, RI



Next MCRA Board Meeting: 


(Email MCRA for Address & Details)

Contact Your Legislator 




Revolution Axe Throwing

Sunday, February 25, 2024, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

73 Norman Street, Everett, MA


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Get ready to release your inner lumberjack at Revolution Axe Throwing: the ultimate steno stress reliever! Skilled axe-throwing guides will ensure you’re not only safe but also mastering the art of launching hatchets and tomahawks like a steno ninja. 

Once you’ve got a handle on the basics, compete with your colleagues in an action-packed round-robin tournament. Any way you cut it, you’re going to have a great time! 


At our social events we will talk industry, empower each other and advocate for one another, all while socializing and having fun!

Go to Massachusetts Court Reporters Facebook Page for Calendar of Upcoming Events.

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Signing a Contract
To Ensure You Have a Qualified Stenographer at Every One of Your Proceedings
  • Know Rule 30(b)(4)

  • Make sure you specify you want a "Stenographic Reporter" on all of your notices and verbal requests

  • Schedule as early as possible

  • Ask for a "court reporter's" credentials upon arrival 


Don't let your court reporting firm decide the value of YOUR record. Your case is worth the Gold Standard every  time. 

See Rule 30(b)(4)

6-Week FREE 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? 

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  • 2024 Spring Convention: Writing in a Modern Steno World
    2024 Spring Convention: Writing in a Modern Steno World
    Apr 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – Apr 06, 2024, 4:30 PM
    Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
    Friday, April 5 – Saturday, April 6 • Hotel Viking, Newport, RI • Earn up to .75 CEUs.
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