We the Board of the New York State Court Reporters Association wish to take this opportunity to express our position on the following important matters.  We recognize the serious injustice that exists, and has existed for far too long, against Black and Brown people in our country, and other communities of color.  We have seen it in the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and, sadly, many others.  And we also recognize that these are not recent issues, that they have been part of the fabric of our country since its inception.  NYSCRA strongly condemns all actions of racial injustice, discrimination, and police brutality.

NYSCRA President's Message


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

Now is an excellent time 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 an upcoming convention.  We also need committed mentors to help students as they prepare to graduate. 

And if you are not yet a member, consider joining us.  We have several membership categories and we can only be strong if we have the involvement of people like you who care about the field. 

Joshua B. Edwards, President

NYSCRA – Annual Business Meeting: November 18 (6:30pm Socializing; 7pm Annual Business Meeting)

Our Annual Business Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021. The meeting starts at 7:00pm, but we will start the virtual session at 6:30pm so that we can socialize with our peers.  We would love to see many of our members from all over New York State attend. 

We have an exciting agenda planned, which will include the presentation of our recently approved candidates for 2021-2022 Executive Officers and 2021-2024 Board Members.

We hope to see you there!
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in attending or with any questions.

New York State Court Reporters Association
[email protected]


Watch the recorded version of the NYSCRA Town Hall:  Unifying the Stenographers of New York State

Recorded Sunday, May 16, 2021

To view the recorded video of the NYSCRA Town Hall held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 please click on the link below and use the access code provided.


Access Code:  e&?08!Y?



Click the image above to download the  brochure promoting awareness of our association and of stenographic reporting.  
Email us if you would like a supply sent to you.


The NYSCRA offers two voluntary certifications: 

New York Realtime Certified Reporter (NYRCR)
New York Association Certified Reporter (NYACR).

Members of our association who earn these credentials demonstrate a commitment to continual competence and improvement in
the art of shorthand reporting.

Please click on the links below to see a list of these current certified members.

New York Realtime Court Reporter (NYRCR)          New York Association Certified Reporter (NYACR)


 NYSCRA is asking you to sponsor a court reporting student!

The Horizon Scholarship Fund is organized for the purpose of sponsoring educational and scientific projects pertaining to the art of manual or mechanical verbatim reporting by the use of shorthand symbols, with particular emphasis on training and education and study in the advancement of the art of shorthand reporting.

The Horizon Scholarship Fund has been contributing $500.00 scholarships to worthy court reporting students since 1991.

Can we count on your help to fill the desperate need for court reporters? 

Your contribution of $250.00 will cover half a scholarship.

Please Click Here to download the Student Scholarship donation form 


Having trouble? Please call or email NYSCRA Headquarters

[email protected]


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. 

 NYSCRA President's Message

TRANSform Our Association

 Court reporting has transformed my life in ways that I could not have imagined.  When I moved to New York City in 2008, I was an aspiring Broadway star who needed to find a survival job, and fast.  There are, without question, many dreamers, budding entrepreneurs, other aspiring performers, athletes, or what have you, who would love to enter a field that could open doors to their dreams.  If only they knew about it.  If only they knew how to get through school.  If only they knew how to be successful in the field.  If only there were a place, a group of seasoned professionals, available to reach out to them, to guide them, to show them the ropes so they too could be successful.  I believe NYSCRA is such a place.  

Please click HERE to read the Full President's Message