OCTOBER 10-11, 2020

This year’s CCRA Convention has gone VIRTUAL!
Up to 1.4 CEUs will be offered in this two-day dynamic event!
Don’t miss our first-ever virtual convention!
Click here to learn more and register today.

CCRA StenoCAT Webinar
Saturday, August 29, 2020 | 8:00AM - 5:15PM

Full-Day StenoCAT Software Training! 

Join CCRA via webinar for a full-day of in-depth training with StenoCat. 

Saturday, August 29, 2020 | 8:00AM - 5:15PM
Worth .7 CEUs

Class Agenda: 
8:00-9:00 Best Realtime Commands 

9:15-10:15 New Features in Version 8 

10:30-11:30 Auto Indexing I 


12:30-1:30 Auto Indexing II 

1:45-2:45 TrialBook Pro/Best Editing Commands 

3:00-4:00 Best Shortcut Keys You Didn't Know About

4:15-5:15 Best Pro Tips 

Instructor: Rick Louie 

Instructor’s Bio: 
Supervisor of StenoCAT Product Support, Rick Louie is a Southern California native with over 27 years of StenoCAT product experience at Gigatron Software Corporation in areas of quality assurance, senior technical support, and training. Over the last 23 years Rick has conducted numerous training seminars for the StenoCAT Users Networks, CCRA, DRA, and NCRA Conventions. Rick is also an instructor at South Coast College of Court Reporting. Rick graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. 


$175 member / $245 non-members

Click here to register

CCRA is pleased to announce the launch of our educational series regarding Dynamex/AB5/Labor Code Section 2750.3

As part of our member education component to tackle AB5 and its related Labor Code issues, the CCRA Board of Directors has engaged attorney Karen Tynan to lead our members through a comprehensive educational series that will leave you fully informed about the new Labor Code. (Click here for Karen Tynan's bio.)

The first piece is a two-part podcast explaining AB5 and the nuances of the new California Labor Code which implements the ABC test for employers and employees. Part 1 is a broad overview of AB5 and the ABC test. Part 2 is a more in-depth analysis of the application of the ABC test to the many types of work that CCRA members perform in California. Karen does an excellent job of outlining AB5, what it means for California stenographers, and the areas of our work we may need to examine and adjust to be compliant with the new law.

Click here to download the handouts that complement the podcast

Members - Click here to access the podcasts (member login is required)

Non-members - Click here to join CCRA now so you can unlock this valuable information
and listen to our podcasts

We hope you enjoy the podcasts! Let us know what you think by e-mailing us at: [email protected]. CCRA has created this email address specifically to hear feedback from our members. Let your voice be heard on this very important issue! We will use the feedback to formulate the outline for our in-person member meetings with Karen, one to be held in Northern California and one to be held in Southern California. We will announce the dates of these forums soon!


What's next?  Two webinars by Karen Tynan that dovetail with the podcasts and take a deeper dive into Labor Code Section 2750.3 will be released soon! Join CCRA now so you don't miss a beat!

Have further questions? Karen Tynan has offered a CCRA member discount so you can consult directly with her on your specific Labor Code questions. Karen can be contacted at [email protected].

Thank you,
CCRA’s Board of Directors

Thank You for Donating to the CCRA A to Z Fund!

Dear CCRA Members, I'd like to personally thank everyone who donated to CCRA’s A to Z program during Court Reporting and Captioning Week 2020! Through your generous donations, we have raised $1,400 that will be used exclusively to fund our A to Z programs in California. Your dollars will directly contribute to getting more students into court reporting school and helping them become working stenographers in California, and for that you should be proud! We are incredibly grateful for your support!

Part of my presidential mission is to hold 25 A to Z programs this year, and that's why I set our A to Z fundraising goal at $3,000. Please help us reach this goal. While CCRA has amazing volunteers that teach our programs and awesome sponsors that provide food and locations, real dollars are still needed to print the lesson materials, advertise for the programs, tune up those steno machines, and make sure every program meets CCRA's standard of excellency!

The A to Z program provides a FREE six-week program to teach each participant the steno alphabet, familiarize them with our machine, and showcase exactly what a career in stenography can offer. We ARE making a difference. We ARE increasing steno enrollment statewide. No matter the amount, every dollar helps! Please donate today!


If you cannot donate financially, we'd love to have you join us as a volunteer at our next location! Please e-mail us at: [email protected]

Steno Strong,


Sandy M. Walden, President
California Court Reporters Association