For the past 109 years, CCRA has been the leading association who continues to sponsor legislation to provide protection for our profession, to support our profession, and to enhance our profession. CCRA continuously leads our industry through legislative advocacy, educational opportunity, and professional inclusion.  

We actively protect and unify the freelance, CART/Captioning, official, and student community.

AB 1385 is authored by
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago

CCRA is proud to announce that Assemblymember Miguel Santiago from the 53rd Assembly District, which encompasses parts of Downtown Los Angeles and East Los Angeles, has agreed to author legislation to finally increase the statutorily set transcript rate. We are equally proud to announce that Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has joined this fight by co-sponsoring AB 1385. This rate increase is long overdue, and we are building a strong campaign to make it happen this year.

2019 marks 30 years since California court reporters have received a raise on their transcripts, yet the price of production continues to rise. Waiting 30 years to increase the rate is unconscionable. CCRA and California's court reporters will not wait any longer. Court reporters deserve better, and we must all work together to receive our just compensation for our hard work!

President Rachel Barkume testified on March 5th, 2019 at the Business and Professions Committee’s Sunset Review Hearing with CCRA’s Lobbyist Ignacio Hernandez.  She addressed the issues of continuing education, licensing CART captioners, and clarifying the voice writing testing issue. Ignacio spoke about the TRF.

ACR 24 – Assemblymember Stone, with many Co-Authors authored this Resolution proclaiming Court Reporter Captioning Week

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The creation of new regulatory entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).
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