Top 10 Reasons to Join

1.     Professionalism: Professional associations provide credibility. The NYSCRA performs critical work on the State level to protect all reporters – Official, Freelance, Captioners and CART.
2.     Skills Exams: Stand out from your peers with certifications – New York Association Certified Reporter – NYACR, and New York Realtime Court Reporter – NYRCR. Professionalism!
3.      MemberDiscounts 
•       Liberty Mutual Insurance: discounts on automobile, homeowners and umbrella policies
•       Ultimate Class Limousine:  10% discount on their services
•       Office Depot/Office Max: NYSCRA Members can save 15% to 25% annually, plus up to 
         70% on copying and printing
•       ProCAT: 25% off WinnerXP Software and/or 15% off an Impression Writer
•       RepAgencyWorks: 25% off the set-up fee for RepAgencyWorks Court Reporting 
         Management Software including calendaring, production and invoicing
•       Reporting Solutions: 20% discount off PDF-it subscription service
4.     Seminars & Events: Members receive discount registration fees. NYSCRA's 2016 Convention October 14-­‐16, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains – an event not to be missed! 
5.     Educational Support: NYSCRA-­‐sponsored scholarships through the Horizon Fund each year to future  stenographic  verbatim  court reporters.   
6.     Mentoring Program: Students from all over the state are assigned to our own membership of experienced court reporters from both the freelance and official settings as well as instructors.
7.     Dedicated, Motivated, Experienced Officers and Directors: NYSCRA Officers and Directors are a group of outstanding court reporters from across the State voluntarily working on your behalf for the promotion of court reporting, and addressing the future needs of its members. 
8.     Diversity: Membership includes Freelance Reporters, Official Reporters, Firm Owners, Court Reporting Schools, Instructors, CART and Captioners. The variety is amazing!
9.    Facebook and Twitter:  Always providing up-to-date information on the court reporting industry at large -
10. Legislation: NYSCRA, working in conjunction with ASSCR, helped in getting General Business Law 399-­‐cc-­‐2 passed to make an attorney/law firm responsible for court reporting fees, as well as Bill S5533-­‐B, referred to as the CART Bill, which expands provisions to enable people who are deaf or hard of hearing with access to court proceedings become law.