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

Save the date:  October 12-14, 2018

New York State Court Reporters Association 2018 Convention

Is being held October 12-14 at the fabulous

Melville Marriott Long Island

1350 Walt Whitman Road

Melville, NY 11747

Online Registration and the Full Program will be available

in late August

Book your hotel sleeping room/s now!

We have reserved a block of guest rooms for the nights of October 12 and 13 at a discounted rate of ONLY $169 PER NIGHT. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel, and do so IMMEDIATELY, as the discounted room rate is only guaranteed until September 12, 2018 or the rooms sell out,  by calling 631-423-1600. Be sure to reference you are with the NYS Court Reporters Association group  to receive the discount.  If you need assistance please call Tim Bower at 215-858-8023.


Book your group rate for New York State Court Reporters Convention 

Convention Preview

FRIDAY, October 12: Registration 4:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.  

FRIDAY Evening Festivities:       

6 p.m. Convention Meet-up Reception with a Welcome Speech from Nancy Silberger, NYSCRA President             

7 p.m. Presentation of topics by Presenters for Panel - Moderator: Karen Santicci, CRI         

8 p.m. Round Table Discussion of topics/questions                

SATURDAY, October 13:  Registration and Exhibitor/Vendors 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

·    7:00 to 7:30 a.m. - RCR (Realtime Court Reporter) Test Prep 

·    7:30 to 8:00 a.m. - RCR Performance Examination                      



·    8:00 to 9:00 a.m. - The History of Shorthand – Presenter: Dominick M. Tursi, Past President     

·    9:00 to 10:30 a.m. - Terminate Transcript Turmoil 1 - Presenter: Anissa R. Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI  

·    10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Happy Brief Families - Presenter: Anissa R. Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI

·    FOR STUDENTS:  9:00 to 5:30 p.m. Cicero Forum - Presenters: Dominick M. Tursi, NYSCRA Past President and Joshua Edwards RPR, CRR, RMR, RDR, NYSCRA President-Elect

·    11:30 a.m. TO 12:00 p.m. BREAK FOR VENDORS   

·    12 to 12:30 p.m. - Lunch                   

·    12:30 to 1:00 p.m. - How to Mentor - Presenter: Adam Alweis, RPR        

·    1:30 to 2:00 p.m. - Annual meeting and voting - Host: Nancy Silberger, President 

Simultaneous Seminars:                                                                                            

·    2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

·    Eclipse Workshop - Presenter: Michael Starkman                           

·    Case CATalyst Workshop - Presenter: Linda Fisher, CSR, RMR, RDR, CRR, MA Ed                 

·    3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Terminate Transcript Turmoil 2 - Presenter: Anissa R. Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI

·    4:30 to 5:30 p.m. NCRF Veteran’s Project – Presenter: Meredith Bonn CSR, RPR, NYRCR, NYSCRA Past President


·    6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and   

·    7:30 to 11 p.m. - Black and Gold Banquet                        

·    Celebrating Court Reporting School Graduates

·    Dinner Dance and Installation of officers 


·    8:30 to 12:00 p.m. 

·    ACR (Association Certified Reporter) TEST PREP  

·    ACR Performance Examination 

·    9:00 to 11:30 a.m. - Teachers Workshop - Presenters: Karen Santucci, CRI and Harriet Brenner-Gettleman, CMRS, CRI     




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, 2018 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 2018 Convention at the Melville Marriott, October 12-14, 2018. 

I look forward to making 2018 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 donnasadowski1959@gmail.com.   

Welcome your NEW 2017-2018 NYSCRA Board

Nancy Silberger, President

Joshua Edwards, President-Elect

Karen Santucci, Vice-President

Jean Beskin, Secretary/Treasurer

Meredith Bonn, Immediate Past President


First Department

Debra Levinson

Howie Gresh


Second Department

Susan Marrone

Reid Goldsmith


Third Department

Renee Leguire

Diane Molas

Harriet Brenner


Fourth Department

Maia Colucci

Elizabeth Brucie

Margaret Carney


At Large

Diane Salters

Denise Paternoster

Charisse Kitt

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

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!



2018 NYSCRA Convention 


Stay tuned for more information for the upcoming 2018 NYSCRA Convention!


The convention committee is currently putting together the great lineup of speakers.  If you have and ideas that you would like to be considered, please contact Nancy Silberger at silbergern@gmail.com



The convention will be held on October 12-14, 2018 at the Melville Marriott Long Island on 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747


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


Forms/Resources that relate to this page (2)
May 19 and 20 Test Registration Form: PDF File
Post Date: 5/10/2018
MAY 19 Test Registration Form: PDF File
Post Date: 4/9/2018
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Contact NYSCRA
P: 856-283-7816
F: 856-210-1619
Email: contact@nyscra.org
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