President's Message

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The old saying is that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. What does that mean? To students, it means that the final push to make it to the state CSR test was happening in the beginning of March and culminated on the 20th of March at the LAX Westin in Los Angeles when over 140 got to sit for the test. It takes a great deal of focus and internal fortitude to sit for the state CSR test. It is the best 15 minutes in the world for some, and, unfortunately, the worst 15 minutes in the world for others. But either way, no matter what the outcome of the test was, they showed up and tried. There are many memes posted on Facebook every day, and the majority of them will tell you that those who never try always fail. So no matter what the outcome in the next three weeks, you’ve already progressed further than the person who didn’t even attempt. And I’ve said this before, but I think it bears repeating, this test does not define you as a person or a reporter. It is one test on a very long timeline called life. I know how challenging this time is, and you have my respect.

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CCRA Celebrates CA Court Reporting & Captioning Week

On February 18, 2015, with the help of Assemblymember Mark Stone, the California Court Reporters Association (CCRA) proclaimed the week of February 15, 2015 through February 21, 2015, as the “California Court Reporting and Captioning Week,” recognizing the court reporting and captioning profession and its history.
Each year, the National Court Reporting Association honors the professions of court reporting and captioning by recognizing a National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. This year marks the first in California history where an Assembly Concurrent Resolution, ACR 20, has helped bring awareness to the impact that court reporters and captioners have on capturing California’s history.
Assemblymember Mark Stone authored the resolution which passed by a unanimous vote on the Assembly Floor.
“Designating this week as California Court Reporting & Captioning Week gives our profession the opportunity to celebrate.

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The Important Relationship Between the Essential Court Reporter and the  Mercurial Judge

At the NCRA convention in San Francisco this weekend, the Honorable Kent Hamlin, Fresno County Superior Court, presented a seminar with CCRA Past President Lesia Mervin entitled “The Important Relationship Between the Essential Court Reporter and the Mercurial Judge.”

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CCRA’s Official Reporter Resource Listing

Are you looking to get your name out there for lawyers and court reporting firms to report civil trials? As a firm owner, are you looking to hire a court reporter in your area to cover civil trials? CCRA has compiled the resource for you. This Official Reporter Resource Listing will be distributed to courts and bar associations. CCRA will actively promote this resource listing to bar associations and courts throughout the state.

It’s not too late to sign up and add your name to the Official Reporter Resource listing.

CCRA is an association that promotes the connectedness of reporters. We pride ourselves on having a vision that joins the interests of ALL court reporters.