About the Professions

The National Court Reporters Association represents a variety of professions within the court reporting industry. 



The ability to transcribe the spoken word very quickly has led to new career opportunities, as stenographic court reporters began transitioning to the fields of broadcast captioning and CART captioning. Both offer the opportunity to transcribe the spoken word in different settings, such as sporting events, religious or civic services, news broadcasts, or other forms of entertainment. With over 48 million Americans experiencing hearing loss in at least one ear, the need for captioning services has expanded greatly in recent years.

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Court reporting

Court reporters are highly trained professionals who share a unique ability to convert the spoken word into information that can be read, searched and archived. Court reporters save time, are cost-effective, and provide quality results through the use of cutting-edge technology. Learn how court reporters go beyond the transcript and provide an invaluable service to the courts.

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Legal videography

Legal videographers partner with court reporters to ensure the integrity of both the video of legal proceedings and the official transcript. NCRA's Certified Legal Videography (CLVS) program sets and enforces standards for competency in the capture, utilization, and retention of legal video and promotes awareness of these standards within the legal marketplace.

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