President's Message

altA successful Court Reporting and Captioning Week have come to a close, and we turn now to our next task at hand, strengthening the profession.  You might ask, "How do we do this?"  My answer would be there are many facets.  Donate to CCRA's special fund or PACCRA fund to help us defend against hurtful legislation that is being proposed against us, join a committee on CCRA and help to craft the future of the profession through volunteer work on CCRA's programs, or become a mentor.  I've just returned from the March CSR test.  It was a good test.  One that was passable.  But what I found for this passable test were students that were prepared for the state exam but not the professional world.

In this month's message, I talk once again about mentoring.  Give an hour and change a student's path, and at the same time you may also find that the gift of giving changes your path too.

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CCRA Legislative Reception

On Monday, March 24, 2014, CCRA held a legislative reception at Mayahuel restaurant in Sacramento. In attendance were state legislators, legislative staffers, past and present CCRA board members, court reporters from the Sacramento courts, the NCCRA, several students, and a judge.


CCRA's New Online Continuing Education

CCRA is proud to offer four Webinars in its new Online Continuing Education Section.  Industry icon, Margie Wakeman, Wells produced two Webinars that are exclusive to CCRA: Could There Be More Dashes in this Transcript? and Why Can't They Speak in Complete Sentences? are currently available on the CCRA Website.  A third exclusive Webinar from Margie will be offered in the near future.  In addition, two CCRA-produced Webinars are available: A Reporter's Guide to Civil Court! and Embrace Change: Educate, Implement, Perform.  These Webinars are on demand and have been pre-qualified for CEUs by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).  CCRA members pay only $40 per Webinar (nonmembers pay slightly more) and there is also a money-saving package price for all three of Margie's Webinars.  Please click here for more details about these wonderful online tools.


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.