PLANNING ON TAKING THE UPCOMING NEW YORK STATE COURT EXAMS?

NYSCRA wants to help you prepare!  We are offering new in-person and virtual practice sessions, as OCA is expected to announce the court exam dates soon.
Practice Dictation Sessions | Saturday Morning
JANUARY 28 |9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Plaza College, 118-33 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, NY 11375
$20 NYSCRA Member | $40 Non-Member | No CEUs


In-person is limited to 25 participants. 
Please make sure your writer is fully charged and that your computer and realtime cable are working properly.
Arrive early. We will begin on time.
REGISTER FOR JANUARY 28 IN-PERSON BY CLICKING HERE

Zoom is limited to 90 participants.  Connection details will be sent in your registration confirmation. Please have your equipment set up before the session begins.
 
Dictation Content:  OPENING STATEMENTS, 4-VOICE Q&A TESTIMONY, and JURY CHARGES (WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIVE FEEDBACK)

NYSCRA gives priority to those planning on taking the court tests. Students can attend remote sessions only.  You must register for each date separately.

Questions? Contact Tim Bower at [email protected]

 


 

NYSCRA is pleased to announce that registration is now open
for our two exciting events in recognition of Court Reporting and Captioning Week. 


CART-Yoga Retreat
(0.5 CEUs)
Presented by StenoCaptions LLC 
Sunday, February 5, 2023 (in person)
8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Balance Arts Center
151 W 30th Street, NY, NY 10011
$99.00 for members, $129.00 for nonmembers
Student Pricing – NYSCRA Student Members - $99.00  Student Non-Members - $129.00 
*NYSCRA Student Membership is Free for qualified students.  If you are a student and would like to become a NYSCRA Member please complete the NYSCRA Student Application.  Once your membership is validated you will receive Student Member Benefits and Pricing*
All attendees must bring their steno writer, CAT laptop, and a yoga mat.
All CAT software users are welcome.
Additional information about the program and instructors can be found in the event flyer HERE
Registration is now open!
REGISTRATION LINK


 
Business Skills for the Stenographic Freelance Industry (0.2 CEUs)
Presented by Dr. Erika Jacobi
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 (online)
8:00-10:00 p.m. EST 
$29.00 for members, $39.00 for nonmembers
Student Pricing - NYSCRA Student Members - $29.00, Student Non-Members - $39.00
*NYSCRA Student Membership is Free for qualified students.  If you are a student and would like to become a NYSCRA Member please complete the NYSCRA Student Application.  Once your membership is validated you will receive Student Member Benefits and Pricing*
 
Additional information about the program and instructors can be found in the event flyer HERE
Registration is now open!

REGISTRATION LINK


CRCW Kickoff zoom session with 2 NYS Supreme Court Justices
Sunday, February 5 at 2:30pm ET

Kick off Court Reporting and Captioning Week with STUDENTSNow!  NYSCRA is starting our popular student series this year with Hon. Holder, who was recently honored by Mayor Adams for his years of service, and Hon. Buggs, an Associate Justice of the historic all-women Appellate Term, Second Department.  These two distinguished jurists will be speaking on the relevance of court reporting in the judicial system, which is more important now than ever before.  

While #STUDENTSNow events are typically for students, all are welcome this time around for #CRCW2023. 

Register HERE

PLEASE NOTE that if you are a student and are already signed up for the STUDENTSNow sessions you do not need to register again.  If you have a question about your registration status, please email [email protected]


STUDENTSNow will return again after this event on 2/26 and 3/26.


 

 

PREPARENow Session Recordings Now Available for Purchase!

PREPARENow is a reporting-refinement program.  It is designed to help sharpen writing, knowledge, and realtime skills generally and to prepare for court exams, the RPR, and realtime certification tests.   

The program was delivered live, via Zoom from April 24 through July 9, 2022, monthly on Sunday evenings. Registrants of the program received links to the recording of these session. These session recordings are now available for purchase by anyone at a reduced rate and discounts available to NYSCRA members. Details can be found here: NYSCRA PREPARENow 


 

NYSCRA Past Events: 

Registration is now open!

ARE YOU PLANNING ON TAKING THE NEXT NY COURT TEST?
NYSCRA Announces Practice Dictation Sessions
Dictation Content Includes:
Opening Statements
4-voice Q&A Testimony
Jury charges with the opportunity for live readback

DATES:
Saturday, November 5 and November 12, 2022
There are in-person and remote attendance options for both days.

Onsite for Live Dictation session
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on November 5 and 12
Location:  Plaza College, 118-33 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY 11375
(NO CEUs available)

Price: $20 NYSCRA Member / $40 Non-Member

Onsite limited to 25 participants

  • priority given to those who plan on taking the court test
  • students are not permitted at the in-person sessions but are invited to attend through the remote option

For onsite participants:  You will need to make sure your FULLY CHARGED writer, computer, and realtime cable are working properly. Test everything in advance. Please arrive early – we start on time.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Remote Attendance for Live Dictation session
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on November 5 and 12
Zoom
Connection details will be sent in registration confirmation email
(NO CEUs available)

Price: $20 NYSCRA Member / $40 Non-Member/ $20 Students  
Zoom limited to 90 participants

Please have your equipment setup before the session starts.

The OCA is expected to announce the court exam date soon. 
NYSCRA wants to help prepare you for the exam and is offering practice sessions
at Plaza College starting on November 5, 2022.
**** Zoom Registration is perfect for upstate reporters and students
You must register for each date separately

THE PRACTICE DICTATION SESSION WILL BE RECORDED AND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE A WEEK AFTER THE SESSIONS END.  YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION EVEN IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND ON NOVEMBER 5 OR NOVEMBER 12.  THE PRICE FOR THE RECORDED SESSIONS WILL BE $20 NYSCRA MEMBER / $40 NON-MEMBER.  AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT WHEN THE RECORDINGS ARE READY AND REGISTRATION OPENS.


 


Technology in Today’s New World – From Hybrid Depositions, Socially Distanced and Zepos and the Gizmos and Gadgets to Get you Through It

Presented by: Jessie Waack
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Live, Virtual via Zoom Meeting
7:00pm-8:30pm ET

Session Length: 90-minutes (.15 NCRA CEUs pending)
Price: $65 NYSCRA Member / $130 Non-Member / $20 Students

Session Description:
Today’s world is ever changing, and we need to be able to adjust with it.  It is scary navigating the world of microphones, sound cards and everything in between.  Join us to gain an understanding of how to troubleshoot your equipment and set up in any situation so you never have to turn down work again!  I will show you setups for hybrid depositions, socially distanced in-person and tweaks to make Zepos a dream!  Added bonus?  I will include the list of items and where to find them so you too can have a setup you have always dreamed about.

  1. Attendees can learn how to troubleshoot their own setups in lieu of having to waive off work because they cannot record audio

  2. Attendees can learn how to take things they do in 5 steps and break it down into one or two, which leads to less mistakes being made when setting up equipment

  3. Attendees can learn how to make their own formats and setups for worksheets instead of printing and carrying paper with them everywhere

This session will be recorded. Be on the lookout for the link to purchase the recording a few days after the session. Please note, the recorded session will NOT be eligible for CEU points.


 

RPR Written Knowledge Test Review Sessions, September & October 2021

NYSCRA held three RPR Written Knowledge Test review sessions in September and October.  Several members of the NYSCRA Board volunteered their time to conduct these review sessions for the RPR Written Knowledge Test being given in October.  The sessions were held on Sundays September the 12th, 19th, and October 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. ET.  All stenographic reporters, captioners, and students across the country were welcomed to participate.  This is in keeping with our mission to foster high professional standards in court reporting.

The topics reviewed are outlined in the Registered Professional Reporter Job Analysis PDF available at this link:  Registered Professional Reporter | NCRA

Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET (session may last 1-1.5 hours)
Domain 1 - Technology and Innovation
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET (session may last 1-1.5 hours)
Domain 2 - Industry Practices
Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET (session may last 1-1.5 hours)
Domain 3 - NCRA, Professionalism, and Ethics 


 

NYSCRA Court Reporting and Captioning Week 2022