President's Message


September, 2015

This is the end, beautiful friend.” Jim Morrison and The Doors debuted that line in a song in 1967. He was writing about a breakup, and in a very small way, that’s why I begin my last president’s message with it, to demark a breakup. These past two years have gone by at times slowly, at times tumultuously, and at times harmoniously, but in the end, they have gone very quickly. In reflecting back on all that CCRA has accomplished in the past two years, I am humbled by the experience and honored to have been able to lead the charge.



The California Court Reporters Association invites you to join us in the coastal playground of Fashion Island/Newport Beach and take part in CCRA’s 105th Annual Convention being held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Columbus Day weekend, October 9 - 12, 2015.  Our 2015 Annual Convention, which is themed “Design, Refine & Shine”, is an exceptional value.  In addition to all the education you’ll receive, full registration includes FIVE receptions; TWO breakfasts, TWO lunches, all breaks, and exhibits. Earn up to 2.05 CEUs.  Full registration starts at $439 and the CCRA room rate for this beautiful hotel & spa is only $149 per night, single or double.. Read more

CCRA Updates

CCRA has been very busy this month supporting the entire profession as well as strengthening the association. So what have we been up to you might ask? Here is a small list of some of the many activities that your board members have been doing for you.

2015 finds the Legislature is in the first year of a two-year legislative session.  CCRA has introduced several pieces of legislation to be considered by the Legislature as possible new laws.

Submissions from CCRA members are given to the CCRA Legislative Council, who submits recommendations to the Board of Directors to approve legislation to be brought before our State Legislature.  The Board of Directors, the Legislative Council, and the CCRA lobbyists sit down to talk about ways to improve the profession.


CCRA’s 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 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.