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


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)
and
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 

TO MAKE A STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP DONATION ONLINE PLEASE CLICK HERE!

Having trouble? Please call or email NYSCRA Headquarters

[email protected]
856-283-7816

NYSCRA GAINS RECOGNITION FOR NYACR & NYRCR TESTS

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