President's Message

In the last four months I have flown to L.A. four times for various CCRA projects. For this NorCal chick, every time I fly to L.A., there is an air of excitement. There is also the reminder to call the freeways by “the” (the 405, the 10) so I don’t stand out.

Putting that aside, on my first trip as soon as I saw the Hollywood sign I instantly thought of the line from Pretty Woman: “Welcome to Hollywood! What's your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don't; but keep on dreamin' — this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin.”

The first trip was for an e-filing presentation to the Orange County court reporters. That’s definitely a dream of mine and CCRA’s. You can read the article in this issue from Doreen Perkins, the chair of the E-filing Task Force, as to why we believe so vehemently in this statewide project. 

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CCRA e-Compendium

CCRA is proud to break new ground by becoming the first court reporters association in the nation to launch an e-Compendium, offering exactly the same high level content as our yearly paperback publication now in digital form. You will no longer have to buy multiple versions as we are consolidating the freelance/CART and official compendiums into one easy-to-use app. Click here for additional information.


Attention Students, Win a $500 Scholarship!

The California Court Reporters Association will award a $500 scholarship to a student in the 160 to 200 speed level.  The recipient will be selected by the Support Our Students Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. The CCRA Student Scholarship is made possible thanks to generous donations from reporters and local court reporting associations interested in preserving the profession of court reporting.  Click here to learn more about this scholarship.  The application deadline is Friday, August 26, 2016.

Thank You!

CCRA would like to say THANK YOU to the Speaker Roster.  We are very grateful for your willingness to volunteer your time to speak at your local court reporting schools to talk about this great profession and discuss the programs we offer for students.

  • Jonnell Agnew
  • Patrick Brezna
  • Christy Cannariato
  • Kris Case
  • Todd Combs
  • Danielle Dyer
  • Nancy Floyd
  • Cara Foster
  • Dallas Erwood
  • Caleen Espinoza
  • Reagan Evans
  • Jody Gibney
  • Rene Grove
  • Melissa Gum
  • Linda Hart
  • Pam Katros
  • Steve Kosmata
  • Jeri Kusar
  • Dina Lossone Lidis
  • Carlos Martinez
  • Denise McCombs
  • Saba McKinley
  • Laurie Miller
  • Jodi Monroe
  • Niki Murry
  • Connie Parchman
  • Rachel Passarella
  • Doreen Perkins
  • Cecelia Pierce
  • Nan Richardson
  • Charlotte Roche
  • Brooke Ryan
  • Joan Salaz
  • Jean Smart
  • Karen Sotelo
  • Robert Sullivan
  • Cara Tauber
  • Kim Thayer
  • Diana Van Dyke
  • Crystal White
  • Sherree Young