Click here for the PowerPoint Presentation called
"Court Reporter, Stenographer, and Voice Writer - Court Reporting 101: Schools, Salary, Jobs, Careers"

As we all are aware, California has passed AB 156 (2021-2022) which authorizes the California Court Reporters Board to license voice writers, holding them to the same exact standard of testing and licensing required by a stenographer to obtain a CSR.  We would like to thank SEIU, CCRA and Cal-DRA for their collaboration in making this happen!   LACCRA  is very excited to welcome voice writers to Los Angeles Superior Court.  Per the CRB, current holders of a stenographic CSR license that wanted to learn voice writing would have to pass the dictation portion only.  However, the CSR would need to designate voice or steno, not both (this may be subject to change as time goes on).

Click the link for the FAQ page for the National Verbatim Reporters Association, founded in 1967, which is the national professional organization dedicated to the practice of voice writing: FAQs - National Verbatim Reporters Association (nvra.org)

Click here to watch a YouTube video presentation made by Sarah Flynn.

GREAT NEWS:  We had six voice writers take the CSR in November.   Four out of the six passed the dictation portion!  AMAZING NUMBERS!   The next test will be in March.  There are two schools in California teaching voice writing at the moment with more soon offering it.  West Valley College and Downey Adult School already have their classes full and both instruct on stenography as well as voice writing and looking to add on another day to accommodate the demand!  There are online schools as well.  Please click here for the schools list.

Dedicated to its members and the profession!
The LACCRA Board of Directors