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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
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 Theleman, 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:

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.  

NYS Court Test – May 20th, 2017

Test Prep Announcement
 Downstate Test Prep Sessions

Saturdays March 18-May13 (Eight sessions - no session on 4/22)
9am-12pm (Three full hours)
Sessions include test guidance, lots of dictation, and WKT Self-assessments (grade at home).
Plaza College –The NEW HOME of New York Career Institute
118-33 Queens Boulevard - Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-779-1430
Subway:  E or F to Union Turnpike.  Car:  GCP to Exit 15. 
Early registration is encouraged. Room size is limited.  Also, get a jump on studying for the WKT. 
**We reserve the right to cancel due to small registration. 
NYSCRA Membership Required.  No session fee.  You may join before March 18th, 2017 or join at your first class attendance.

Email  “I wish to attend Downstate Test Prep Sessions” 
Details and comprehensive WKT self-study information will be sent to early registrants. 
Note:  Religious Observers – Contact Nancy Silberger at

For Rochester:
Information for Rochester Area NYSCRA members-only Office of Court Administration Open-Competitive Examination practice and preparatory sessions are:

April 1, April 8, April 29 and May 13 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at:

Alliance Court Reporting, Inc., 120 East Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14604. 
RSVP by March 29, April 5, April 26 or May 10th for one or all of the sessions to Meredith Bonn at

If you are not a current member you can join or renew your membership at the door with cash or credit card.  Joining and/or renewing can also be done ahead of time at with online payment.  Please bring your receipt.
Contact Meredith Bonn by email with any questions.

For Buffalo:

Practice dictation in Buffalo will be Tuesday May 2nd, Thursday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm at 25 Delaware Avenue, Fifth Floor.  RSVP mandatory to Mary Jo Dean 716-845-2147

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 President talking about the benefits of membership!

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

The Board and Convention Committee thank everyone for their participation. Click here for photos and a convention overview.


New York Certification exams scheduled for April 22, 2017

The NYRCR and NYACR will be given at the following locations:


Alliance Court Reporting, Inc.
120 East Avenue, Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14604

Western New York Stenographic Institute 4525 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226

170 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 303 White Plains, NY 10601

280 Madison Avenue, Suite 908 New York, NY 10016

 Please fax or mail the form back to NYSCRA HQ!



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: 703-729-4861
F: 703-935-2266
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