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PCRA 2019 Membership Renewals

It is time to renew ypur PCRA Membership and if you renew by
November 30th you will be entered into a drawing to receive
one of two $100.00 Amazon gift cards!!!

Each PCRA member will receive an email with a link to an online
renewal form by Friday, November 9.  If you do not receivethat

email please send an email to

(paying by mail or faxing the information in)

Please save the date for the PCRA 2019 Annual Convention which will occur
Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, 2019.  The convention will take place
in Harrisburg, PA at the beautiful Hilton Harrisburg.  If you have any
recommendations for educational sessions or speakers that would interest

PCRA appreciates your continued support.  Your membership renewal allows
PCRA to continue to support you in your professional career.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the PCRA

Phone: 856-298-0480



 Looking For A Career Change? Try Court Reporting!




Click here to join or renew PCRA membership!  PCRA members receive discounts on all CEUs, have access to industry resources, receive PCRA’s quarterly newsletter, and so much more!  PCRA membership is the only way to stay connected to regulations and opportunities in the Commonwealth.  




With 5,500 positions opening - click here to learn more about court reporting as a career.  


Your Dream Job is calling!  Find out more about a super rewarding career in court reporting.  


Six-Figure Salaries!  Very real for just 2 Years of College.  Just ask CBS Pittsburgh.


Ready for school?  List of court reporting programs is here.    

***Information on Rule 4000**


June 8, 2018 Update

Rule 4000 changes have been published in PA Bulletin

As a result of PCRA’s ongoing representation on the Committee on Uniform Rules Governing Court Reporting and Transcripts, where we have tirelessly advocated for all court reporters in Pennsylvania, certain portions of Rule 4000 have been clarified. Of greatest importance is the Section 4000(D)(1), where COPY RATES FOR TRANSCRIPTS ARE LISTED.  Please Click here for more information on the updated COPY RATES.


The PCRA Board of Directors issued a Position Statement on Rule 4000. (posted November 2016)

PCRA leaders hosted a webinar to review the new rules and to answer qestions. To listen to the presentation, click here.  Or download the presentation slides. (posted August 2016)

To access PCRA's FAQ on the new rules, click here.  

Job Openings 


Official Court Reporter – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Dauphin County is accepting applications to fill a current vacancy for Official Court Reporter in the Court of Common Pleas in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  The position is full-time.  Case Catalyst software and Diamante writer are provided. For further details or to apply, visit .  For questions, contact Heather Artz, RMR, CRR, CRC, (Added October 2018)

Berks County Courthouse, Reading, PA is looking for a full time Court Reporter. Click here for more information. This position is open until filled. (Added August 2018)

Schuylkill County Courthouse, Pottsville, PA is looking for a full time Court Reporter. Click here for more information. This position is open until filled. (Added August 2018)

Adams County is looking for a full time Court Reporter. Click here for more information. This position is open until filled. (Added June 2018)


Court Reporting in the News

On September 1, 2015, CBS 21 out of New Cumberland, PA ran an exciting segment about court reporting. This is great publicity for the profession and a terrific way of spreading the word about the need for students.

Click here to view the piece and please consider sharing it with everyone you know via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

This all came about because a friend of PCRA mentioned court reporting to a news reporter she knew and provided some background information. Please think about what YOU can do to help support our profession!

PCRA Announces Updated Student Mentor Program

As many of you know, serving as a mentor is a very rewarding experience and certainly, having an engaged mentor can make a huge difference for a student. PCRA is happy to announce that the Student Mentor Program has been updated with the creation of online forms that will make it easier for mentors to volunteer and students to request a mentor. Guidelines for both mentors and student “mentees” have also been developed. All the information is on the Community page on the PCRA website, but can also be accessed from the home page by using the button to the left, underneath the login box.

Court Case of Interest for Pennsylvania Reporters
A Philadelphia trial judge, in an issue of first impression, ruled lawyers, not clients, are responsible for paying court reporting costs.

Please click on the link below to read the full article. If you don't already have a free digital membership to ALM (the publisher of The Legal Intelligencer and other publications), you'll need to sign up to read the article.



Congratulations to Pennsylvania Reporters with New Certifications! 

PCRA would like to congratulate the following reporters on earning their RPR. Congratulations to your achievement!

Diane Foltz

Heather Artz


Information about National Verbatim Reporters Association Remote Testing


Click here for information about remote testing for CART and captioning testers.

PCRA HAS AMAZING MEMBER DISCOUNTS! JOIN NOW to take advantage of these MEMBER-ONLY discounts which can save you hundreds of dollars on things you use for your job.
  • 15 to 25% savings on Office Depot items
  • 10% off Pengad products
  • 15 to 25% off selected ProCAT products
  • 20% off Reporting Solutions' PDF-it subscription service
  • 25% off the set-up fee for RepAgencyWorks Court Reporting Management Software
Click here to see all the details on the Member Discounts page. 



Court Reporters Demonstrate their superior skills

If you have ever wondered how the closed captions "appear" on the television, this video will show you a couple of the country's best court reporters/captioners and how fast they can write.  You will be amazed! Check it out! Click on the video below!



Court Reporting in the News as a growing and profitable career!

MyFox Atlanta
Carlette Jennings, from the Brown College of Court Reporting, joined the Good Day Atlanta crew to talk about a somewhat surprisingly lucrative career in the world of court reporting! CLICK ON THE VIDEO Below TO WATCH THIS FULL REPORT!




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