​STUDENTS

NCRA (National Court Reporters Association) is a good resource for those seeking

additional information on schools.  Unfortunately, there are no NCRA accredited

schools in Massachusetts.  Many students pursue education via online courses.

 

Here are some helpful links to get you started:

 

NCRA

http://www.crtakenote.com/

www.discoversteno.com

 

Request a Professional Member Mentor


Court reporting school is just the beginning of your education as a new court reporter. A mentoring relationship with an experienced reporter will help you gain the insight you need into the day to day responsibilities of a working reporter. Get your questions answered about professional decorum, courtroom procedure, exhibits, transcripts, even the best places to park downtown. Learning from a veteran will give you a leg up in your career and the confidence you need for your first days on the job.

Student Guidelines:

In order to be a part of the program, students must be currently enrolled in a court reporting school or online program, and also must remain a student member of MCRA.

I respect my mentor's time, and I promise to keep my e-mails short and to the point. I will try to keep requests for expedited responses to a minimum.

I realize the relationship between myself and my mentor is professional and that our communications should remain private.

When venting frustration or concern, I will not use profanity, make derogatory remarks, or specify names of people or entities in my communications.

I will notify my mentor when I am unavailable to receive/send e-mails.

I understand and acknowledge that any views, opinions, guidance or remarks of my mentor are specific to him/her and may not reflect the views, opinions, guidance or remarks of the Massachusetts Court Reporters Association or any other professional associations.

I promise to abide by the guidelines, or any other guidelines in the future, adopted by the Massachusetts Court Reporters Association Mentoring Program. If I fail to adhere to these guidelines, I understand and agree that my name may be removed from the mentoring list.

I understand that the assignment of mentors is voluntary. If my mentor elects to discontinue his/her participation in the Mentoring Program, and I desire to be assigned another mentor, I may choose another mentor through the MCRA Mentoring Program or request reassignment via e-mail: contact@mcraonline.com.

Mentor Guidelines:

I respect my student's time, and I will answer e-mails promptly. ("Promptly" is a term to be defined by the mentor and student.)

I will try to guide my student by words and example.

I realize the relationship between myself and my student is professional and that our communications should remain private.

I acknowledge that any views, opinions, guidance or remarks I may make are personal and may not reflect the views, opinions, guidance or remarks of the Massachusetts Court Reporters Association or any other professional association.

I will notify my student when I am unavailable to receive/send e-mails.

I promise to abide by the guidelines, or any other guidelines in the future, adopted by the Massachusetts Court Reporters Association Mentoring Program. If I fail to adhere to these guidelines, I understand and agree that my name may be removed from the mentoring list.

I understand that my assignment as a mentor is voluntary. If I elect to discontinue my participation in the MCRA Mentoring Program, I agree to promptly e-mail my student of this decision. As a courtesy to my student and the MCRA Mentoring Program, I will promptly notify contact@mcraonline.com of my decision via e-mail so that another mentor may be assigned to my student.


To request a mentor or become one, email us.

 

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MCRA, PO Box 377, Westwood, MA  02090
contact@mcraonline.com888.522.6272
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