WELCOME TO MCRA
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.
NEWS AND UPDATES
How Familiar Are You With Rule 30?
We've made a list of resources available to help educate attorneys on why stenographers are a vital component to the court reporting field.
The board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled.
Town Hall Meeting
Please join your fellow stenographers at a special Town Hall meeting to discuss the most recent push towardsDigital Recording in the freelance field.
This is going to affect your livelihood!
When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Where: Westwood Library
660 High Street
This will be a brainstorming session – we need YOUR input!
Light refreshments will be served.
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.
Court Reporters: We need your old steno machines! If you would like to donate your machine to support the A to Z program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Congratulations to the Newest CSRs!
MCRA would like to welcome new