Greetings. I am Reid M. Goldsmith, CRI, and a retired Senior Court Reporter from the New York State Queens Supreme Court, after 39-plus years of service.

I began my reporting career upon graduation from Dominick Tursi’s Verbatim School of Court Reporting. After graduation, I worked as a freelance court reporter. Upon passing the state test, I became an official hearing reporter for the Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance, Tower 2, World Trade Center, 52nd Floor. I then passed another  test, and I became an official reporter in Queens Family Court. Several years after that, I passed the Senior Court Reporter exam and was then hired as an official in Queens Supreme in 1983.

I joined the Association of Surrogate and Supreme Court Reporters’ (“ASSCR”) union and shortly thereafter was elected by my officemates to be on the executive committee to represent our courthouse. I also served as an appointed member of the technology  committee for the ASSCR.  I have also been employed for 20-plus years as a Certified Court Reporting Instructor working at several prestigious schools.

I am a proud member of NCRA and NYSCRA, where I am honored to have been elected as President. I would like to thank the past board members  and the immediate past president, Dom Tursi, for their dedication and hard work. It was only when I served this past year as President-elect that I thoroughly understood the selflessness and many hours that are put into this Association - so many dedicated members  give so much of themselves for the benefit of others.

As the new president of NYSCRA, I look forward to working closely with the president-elect Margaret Carney, and the rest of the board in keeping NYSCRA as the premier State Association in the country. We continue to be at the forefront of this field by remaining a strong and vibrant force in the industry.

Over the past few years, we have addressed concerns and misconceptions about what our priorities are. I want to assure you all that we will continue on the path that our past few presidents and boards have put into motion to support the students, captioners, freelance reporters, CART reporters, new reporters, official reporters, and veteran reporters. Over the past years, we have become more visible and indispensable to all different areas in this field. Our events continue to garner accolades from many different seasoned reporters.

We will continue to run informative and educational programs, as well as seminars, which carry CEU credits to help reporters retain hard-earned certifications. We look forward to seeing you during CRCW 2023. There will be many different programs for students and seasoned reporters, such as a CART yoga retreat and business development workshops, among a myriad of other events.

You do not have to be on the board to become active and share your wealth of knowledge. Pay it forward! Help others. Volunteer for committees. Help us to help you!!! In closing, I invite you to renew, participate, partake, and join us in continuing to keep us strong. Looking forward to your continued involvement!

Reid M. Goldsmith
NYSCRA President