Welcome to the New York State Court Reporters Association (NYSCRA) website. 



An Important Message from NYSCRA



The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 1!!!

Once again, NYSCRA is announcing our test prep dictation classes in anticipation of the New York Civil Service lower court test being administered on June 29, 2019.  These classes are FREE to members, so if you are not a member now is a great time to join and take advantage of the classes. To become a member, please click below.

Membership Application

The test prep classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. so that every one of our members has the chance to attend and have the benefit of this opportunity.  There is also a plan to give test prep classes focusing on the written knowledge portion of the court test. 

  • Saturday classes begin June 1st through June 22nd at 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Tuesday night classes begin June 4th through June 25th at 6-9 p.m.

The classes are being held at Plaza College, located at 118-33 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, New York, on both Tuesday and Saturday.  If you attend a Tuesday night class, you won't be able to attend the Saturday class, and vice versa.  We will be live streaming the classes, so if you are unable to attend in person you can attend via the live streaming.

To register for any of the sessions please click below: 

NYSCRA Test Prep Class Registration

Please call the NYSCRA Headquarters at 856-283-7816 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Nancy Silberger 
NYSCRA President




NYSCRA is pleased to announce that the New York State Unified Court System will now recognize our voluntary certifications, the RCR and ACR, for provisional employment.  Our ACR and RCR members are immediately eligible to earn above-average salaries and receive both medical and vacation benefits.

Voluntary Certification Committee Chair, Debra A. Levinson, CSR-RMR-CRR-RCR, worked closely with OCA to encourage them to recognize NYSCRA’s certifications.  This means that members who hold the RCR or ACR certifications are not required to take an assessment test for an available position.  

We anticipate many reporters registering for our association’s voluntary exams. “Having that ACR or RCR is now like an insurance policy. You never know when the need for an employment change may present itself, and the NYS court system offers a really excellent package,” said Debra A. Levinson.

Plan now for the present or your future. Live practice dictation will be offered to our members for a nominal fee beginning in January 2019. Check back in 2019 for further information.


The New York State Court Reporters Association 2018 Convention was held October 12-14, 2018 at the fabulous Melville Marriott Long Island.





 Below are some pictures taken at the convention.  It was a great time of learning, networking, and friendship.




As President of NYSCRA, I welcome you to our website and invite you to explore all that your Association offers.

We have several member discounts you can take advantage of.  You can find them under "The Association" tab.  If you know of any business who would like to offer the Association member discounts, please feel free to forward their contact information to me.  

Remember, 2019 is a great year for you to get involved with NYSCRA.  You can join a committee, offer suggestions of what you, as a member, would like your Association to address or let us know who/what you might like to see at our 2020 Convention. 

I look forward to making 2019 a great year for our members and NYSCRA.

Nancy Silberger, President



NYSCRA is happy to reinstate its mentoring program, matching working reporters with students in the court reporting schools.  If you'd be interested in helping these future reporters by mentoring them and providing tips and encouragement, please contact me at donnasadowski1959@gmail.com.   

Welcome your NEW 2017-2018 NYSCRA Board

Nancy Silberger, President

Joshua Edwards, President-Elect

Karen Santucci, Vice-President

Jean Beskin, Secretary/Treasurer

Meredith Bonn, Immediate Past President


First Department

Debra Levinson

Howie Gresh


Second Department

Susan Marrone

Reid Goldsmith


Third Department

Renee Leguire

Diane Molas

Harriet Brenner


Fourth Department

Maia Colucci

Elizabeth Brucie

Margaret Carney


At Large

Diane Salters

Denise Paternoster

Charisse Kitt

Renew your Membership NOW!  Don't delay, click the "renew membership button" at the top right of the page and enter your login information or downlaod the form available at the link below.


2019 NYSCRA Membership Application Form (PDF)


Being part of YOUR professional association could not be easier! Remember, UNITED we stand!
 Check out this video from the NYSCRA Former President talking about the benefits of membership!




New Reporter Job Openings are available.  Click here to see what opportunities are available to you!


Contact NYSCRA
P: 856-283-7816
F: 856-210-1619
Email: contact@nyscra.org
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Spring 2018 Transcript