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2016 PCRA Regional Seminar : October 15  

Hampton Inn

Grove City, PA

Back by popular demand! PCRA is hosting a regional workshop on Saturday, October 15 in Grove City.  Register now!

 

 


 

2017 PCRA Convention : March 31 - April 2

The Doubletree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster

Lancaster, PA

Save the date and make plans to attend!  

Registration Opens January 2017.

  


**NEW April 2016 Update of Rule 4000**

The New Rules Governing PA Court Reporting Services

Please note that PCRA is fighting for all Pennsylvania reporters, but as member dues are funding this fight, updated information on Rule 4000 is only accessible by current members on the Rule 4000 tab under the Community page of this website.   

Once you are logged in to the website on the left side of this page, click here to go straight to the Rule 4000 tab on the Community page.

If you're not already a PCRA member, we hope you'll join PCRA or renew your membership and add to our strength! If your membership is current, and you need your member ID # to log in, please contact PCRA headquarters by emailing info@pcra.com.

 

Every reporter across the Commonwealth should be involved and supporting PCRA, both financially and with ideas and suggestions on this and other issues.

 

PCRA is grateful to those reporters, officials and freelancers, who have stepped to the plate and have worked so hard in recent months for the benefit of all reporters. There is strength in numbers and that's where we'll have the most chance at success.

 


Job Openings 

Northhampton County Courthouse is seeking an Official Report beginning in August.  Full-time position.  For more information click here. 

Mercer County will have an opening for a full-time Court Reporter beginning August 1.  For more information click here.  


Court Reporting on the Radio

Gavin Jenkins, a freelance writer based in Pittsburgh, attended PCRA’s convention earlier this year for research on an article he was writing on court reporting. Thanks to all who sat with Gavin at seminars and answered his questions.

Gavin also was a guest at NCRA’s convention this past August in New York where he gathered more information and he has now had his article published on www.vice.comHere's the link to the article.

Gavin was recently a guest on New Hampshire Public Radio on the show Word of Mouth where he spoke about the profession of court reporting and some of the challenges we are facing. Click here for a link to the interview.

           

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!


A Message from NCRA about Students


NCRA headquarters has been flooded with requests from students who would like to join NCRA under the Student Sponsorship Program. Through member sponsorships, NCRA has created a way for students to join NCRA for their first year at no cost to them. However due to high demand, there is currently a waitlist, and the students need help from you.For only $65 per student, you can help a future court reporter gain access to the following:

  • An online mentorship program
  • Deep discounts to NCRA certifications
  • A Staples discount that will allow them to purchase school supplies
  • Discounts on store items like the RPR Study Guide
  • Ability to use the student rate for the NCRA Annual Convention

To sponsor a student, click here for NCRA's form and return the completed form to membership@ncra.org.

Please consider helping NCRA ensure the future of our profession is strong. Let's help our students become a part of this wonderful community! 


 
 
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 Jessica Salada from Etters, PA on earning her RPR. Congratulations to your achievement!


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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The Outline - Summer 2016