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Certified New York Realtime Court Reporters
Congratulations to the following NYSCRA members who have earned the New York Realtime Court Reporter (NYRCR) certification since its October 2013 inception:

Elizabeth A. Black, CSR, RMR, CRR, NYRCR
Meredith A. Bonn, CSR, RPR, NYRCR
Molly Chimino, NYACR, NYRCR
Francesca Cioffi, RPR, CM, CSR, NYRCR, NYACR
Michael D. DeVito, CSR, RPR, CRR, NYRCR
Donna Evans, NYRCR
Toni Ann Figueroa, NYRCR
Suzanne M. Gillson, CSR, RMR, NYRCR
Mirabai Knight, NYRCR
Ashley M. Knights, RPR, NYRCR
Sharon Lengel, NYRCR
Debra A. Levinson, CSR, RMR, CRR, CMRs, NYRCR
Kerry A. Meegan, RPR, CRR, CSR, NYRCR
Vincent J. Palombo, RMR, CRR, NYRCR
Marita Petrera, RPR, CRR, NYRCR
Pamela Palomeque, RPR, CRR, NYRCR
Bonnie Piccirillo, NYRCR, NYACR
Ashley Principe, RPR, RMR, NYRCR
Rachel Simone, NYRCR
Amanda Thelema, RPR, NYRCR
Terry-Ann Volberg, NYRCR
Francesca Cioffi, RPR, CM, CSR, NYRCR

Certified New York Association Certified Reporters
Congratulations to the following NYSCRA members who have earned the New York Association Certified Reporter certification since its May 2015 inception:

Chris Shin, NYACR
Ingrid Andersen, NYACR
Karen Bianchi, NYACR
Kathy Smith, NYACR
Diana Smith, NYACR
Molly Chimino, NYACR, NYRCR
Marisa Nold, NYACR
Ashley Kleinschmidt, NYACR, NYRCR
Melissa Lindholm, NYRCR, NYACR
Kelly Coccho, NYRCR
Gabrielle Cardelli, NYACR
Elizabeth Brucie, NYACR, RCR
Julie A. Wick, NYSACR
Francesca Cioffi, RPR, CM, CSR, NYRCR, NYACR
Noah Collin, NYACR
Mary Agnes Drury, RPR, NYACR
Bonnie Piccirillo, NYRCR, NYACR
Diane V. Salters, RPR, NYACR


Welcome to the New York State Court Reporters Association (NYSCRA) website. 

By popular demand, NYSCRA is pleased to announce a one-day Mini-Convention on November 2, 2019 at Plaza College

Our Keynote Presentation:  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from a financial planner about retirement options and how to start planning and be smart today for your future.  Presenter: Elizabeth Polizzi, Vice President at Merrill Lynch. 

Seminars for Freelance Court Reporters, Officials and Firm Owners

  • How to improve the reporter/agency relationship and what the responsibilities are of being a freelancer and an agency owner.
  • Close to retirement?  What are the profession’s options in CART and Captioning and Teaching?
  • How to write realtime all the time; practice RCR, ACR and RPR exams.
  • Panel discussion will address how to keep our profession strong and promote the benefits of stenographic reporters over digital recording.
  • Training for proctoring the Realtime Certified Reporter Exam online.
  • Annual meeting and installation of officers at luncheon

Registration Member Fee is only $80 – register now

Improve your professional reach with NYSCRA’s certification credentials.  Certification exams will be given for the NYRCR and the NYACR; these credentials are now recognized by the court system for provisional positions in court.           

Teachers Workshop-Session 2:   You can translate your desire to help new reporters into teaching skills as a part-time Instructor. If you are looking to help the industry with sharing your experience as a reporter, this session will review how to teach the A to Z program, understanding what the new student needs to know to become successful and how to teach these necessary skills.                    

NYSCRA is working for you with a team of dynamic officers and board members.

For a full Agenda with session descriptions please CLICK HERE!

There are sessions that are specifically created for students.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE STUDENT SESSION AGENDA! Attendance is complimentary for NYSCRA student members!



If there are any questions or you need any assistance please call NYSCRA Headquarters at 856-283-7816 or email them at




Hello, Former Members,

It's been a while since NYSCRA has heard from you, so Operation Reachout!, our ad-hoc membership committee, has been formed to "reach out" to our dear Former Members.

Our friendly Operation Reachout! team of Elizabeth Brucie, Margaret Carney, Joshua B. Edwards, Diane M. Molas, Donna Sadowski, and Nancy Silberger is very excited to connect with you on a personal basis.

All renewing Former Members will be entered into a drawing to win a $150 VISA gift card!

So, when your telephone rings and your E-mail buzzes, we hope you will say to your Operation Reachout! team member, "YES, PLEASE RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP TODAY!"

click here to renew through our online renewal form

2019 NYSCRA Membership Application Form (PDF) (you can print this out and fax, email or mail it in)

Having trouble? Please call or email NYSCRA Headquarters


ATTENTION:  NYSCRA announces the slate of candidates for the NYSCRA Board of Directors. 


In accordance with the NYSCRA bylaws, the Nominating Committee and the Board is excited to offer up this slate of candidates.  There are two candidates running for the position of Vice-President.  The Vice-President position will need to be voted on by the membership. The slate of candidates is listed below.

·      President – Joshua Edwards, RPR, CRR, RMR, RDR, NYACR, NYRCR

·      President-Elect – Susan Marrone, NYACR

·      Vice-President – TWO CANDIDATES

o  Diane M. Molas, RDR, RMR, RPR, CRI, CLR, CT LSR, NJ CCR, NCRA Realtime Systems Administrator (Credentialed), and Notary Public

o   Karen Santucci, CRI (Incumbent)

·      Secretary/Treasurer – Jean H. Beskin

·      Second Department Director – Karen Perlman, RMR, CRR, SG-CITA

·      Third Department Director #1 - Dominick M. Tursi

·      Third Department Director #2 – Elizabeth Brucie, RPR, NYACR, NYRCR

·      Fourth Department Director – Hannah Cavanaugh, RPR, CSR, NYACR, NCRA Realtime     Systems Administrator (Credentialed), Trial Presentation Professional   

Please click here to open the Candidate Information Book and review all of the candidates information.

The election will be done electronically.  Voting will open on October 15 and will close on October 29.  If you are eligible to vote you will receive an email on October 15 with a link that will allow you to cast your vote.

Notice of Annual Member Meeting

The New York State Court Reporters Association Annual Member Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 12:15 p.m. as part of the November 2 Mini-Convention. The meeting location will be Plaza College, Forest Hills, NY   During the Annual Meeting, committee and other reports will be given and the 2019 Executive Officers and Board of Directors will be installed.

Please contact NYSCRA Headquarters at 856-283-7816 if there are any questions.

Warm regards,
Nancy Silberger




NYSCRA is pleased to announce that the New York State Unified Court System will now recognize our voluntary certifications, the RCR and ACR, for provisional employment.  Our ACR and RCR members are immediately eligible to earn above-average salaries and receive both medical and vacation benefits.

Voluntary Certification Committee Chair, Debra A. Levinson, CSR-RMR-CRR-RCR, worked closely with OCA to encourage them to recognize NYSCRA’s certifications.  This means that members who hold the RCR or ACR certifications are not required to take an assessment test for an available position.  

We anticipate many reporters registering for our association’s voluntary exams. “Having that ACR or RCR is now like an insurance policy. You never know when the need for an employment change may present itself, and the NYS court system offers a really excellent package,” said Debra A. Levinson.


The New York State Court Reporters Association 2018 Convention was held October 12-14, 2018 at the fabulous Melville Marriott Long Island.




 Below are some pictures taken at the convention.  It was a great time of learning, networking, and friendship.




As President of NYSCRA, I welcome you to our website and invite you to explore all that your Association offers.

We have several member discounts you can take advantage of.  You can find them under "The Association" tab.  If you know of any business who would like to offer the Association member discounts, please feel free to forward their contact information to me.  

Remember, 2019 is a great year for you to get involved with NYSCRA.  You can join a committee, offer suggestions of what you, as a member, would like your Association to address or let us know who/what you might like to see at our 2020 Convention. 

I look forward to making 2019 a great year for our members and NYSCRA.

Nancy Silberger, President



NYSCRA is happy to reinstate its mentoring program, matching working reporters with students in the court reporting schools.  If you'd be interested in helping these future reporters by mentoring them and providing tips and encouragement, please contact me at   

Welcome your NEW 2019 NYSCRA Board


Nancy Silberger, President



Joshua Edwards, President-Elect



Karen Santucci, Vice-President


Jean Beskin, Secretary/Treasurer


First Department

Charisse Kitt
Howie Gresh
Debra Levinson



Second Department

Reid Goldsmith
Susan Marrone
Diane Salters


Third Department

Diane Molas

Harriet Brenner-Gettleman


Fourth Department

Elizabeth Brucie

Margaret Carney


At Large

Denise Paternoster

Donna Sadowski

Jessie Waack

Renew your Membership NOW!  Don't delay, click the "renew membership button" at the top right of the page and enter your login information or downlaod the form available at the link below.


2019 NYSCRA Membership Application Form (PDF)


Being part of YOUR professional association could not be easier! Remember, UNITED we stand!
 Check out this video from the NYSCRA Former President talking about the benefits of membership!




New Reporter Job Openings are available.  Click here to see what opportunities are available to you!



A vibrant website is the contemporary gateway to a robust organization. The financial assistance of these contributors has enabled the 2015 creation of this modern, informative, and helpful face of the association. The Officers and Board of NYSCRA are forever grateful to these generous supporters:
Kathleen Arent-Burdzy, Jean H. Beskin, Harriet Brenner-Gettleman, Annette Forbes, Anthony D. Frisolone, Lori L. Strong, Dominick M. Tursi, Stephen A. Zinone,


Contact NYSCRA
P: 856-283-7816
F: 856-210-1619
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