British Columbia Shorthand Reporters Association

The BCSRA is a non-profit, member-funded, professional association serving British Columbia's court/realtime reporters, CART providers, and broadcast captioners.


Join the BCSRA

Whether you are a BC court reporter, CART captioner, or broadcast captioner, you can enjoy the many benefits of the British Columbia Shorthand Reporters Association.

Accept No Substitutes

To provide court reporting services for the Supreme Court of British Columbia, a court reporter must be designated an Official Reporter by the Attorney General of BC.

Steno A to Z (NCRA)

If you are interested in the many career opportunities of shorthand writers, try the FREE six-week Steno A to Z program offered by the National Court Reporters Association.

NCRA Spring Fling 2021

Earn CEUs at the NCRA’s 2021 spring seminar with eight sessions on multiple topics.  Click here to register.

ASRA 2021 Spring Seminar

The 2021 ASRA virtual spring seminar is scheduled for April 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Topics include writing tips from Janice Plomp and Jeff Weigl, home organization, and kinstretch. Click here for more information or to register for the event.

2021 Spring Realtime Test

The BCSRA-administered 2021 spring realtime test in Vancouver: Location: Coast Reporting Date: April 17 Time: 9 a.m. warmup 10 a.m. testing time CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The BCSRA-administered 2021 spring realtime test in Victoria: Location: Island Reporters by Reportex Date: April 24 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

BC Court Transcription Manual Updates

Please note the following updates to BC’s court transcription manual: Gender-neutral colloquies and bylines. Drop the Ms. and Mr. and write Cnsl, first initial, period, last name. Cnsl B. Example Indiscernible notation. Do not reference accent as a reason for the indiscernible notation.

BC Court Updates (Link)

Find the latest BC court updates from as of March 1, 2021.

NCRA A to Z Program

The BCSRA is excited to offer NCRA’s A-to-Z program to all potential court reporting and captioning students! NCRA A to Z Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand Your virtual, hands-on introduction to court reporting and captioning Program starting March 22, 2021, for 6 weeks Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. NCRA A to Z program Potential students will need …

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Zoom Tips & Tricks

A Zoom coffee chat is scheduled for April 25 at 1 pm. We’ll go over some Zoom features, like breakout rooms and more.

Home Office Show-and-Tell

A coffee chat via Zoom is scheduled for March 27. What’s the one thing you can’t live without now that you’re mostly working from home? Is it that new standing desk? Maybe a fancy coffee maker? Is it the soundproofing of your children’s playroom? Or maybe you moved your desk so you can look out …

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Discord Demo

Join us via Zoom on February 28 at 1 pm for a demo of Discord. Liz will give a general tour and show some general tips on how to use the app.

Data Security & Process

Thank you for joining us for our Data Security & Process coffee chat. If you missed it or would like a recap, here are four main takeaways: Get a password manager. Do not reuse the same password for everything. Some options for password managers include Bitwarden or iCloud Keychain. Use non-SMS two-factor authorization, like Microsoft …

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