About / NCRA Overview
The National Court Reporters Association promotes excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text and is committed to supporting every member in achieving the highest level of professional expertise.
Fellows of the Academy of Professional Reporters
Fellowship in the Academy of Professional Reporters is a professional distinction conferred upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the field of shorthand reporting.
Awards and contests
NCRA awards a number of honors and awards throughout the year.
History of NCRA
Celebrating Over 100 Years
As the 19th century came to a close, the movement to form a national association for stenographers sprang up against a backdrop of great upheaval and change in the United States. The Wild West was living up to its name with the likes of Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok and Jesse James capturing the headlines and the imaginations of Americans everywhere.
The Industrial Revolution was beginning to gather steam, making men like Rockefeller, Carnegie and Mellon wealthy beyond their dreams. Then there were the millions of immigrants who came to America seeking a better life but too often ending up in her mines and factories, doing dangerous backbreaking work and watching their families succumb to poverty and disease.
Inventors like Thomas A. Edison and the Wright brothers were changing the very fabric of the country's way of life. The United States went to war with Spain and ended up a world power. Political corruption, national financial crises and the birth of America's enduring love affair with baseball, football and the movies marked the era.
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