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.

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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Court Reporting & Captioning Week 2021

The British Columbia Shorthand Reporters Association is celebrating Court Reporting & Captioning Week for February 6-13, 2021. Here are some ideas to help us promote this auspicious career: free realtime trial discounted realtime demo share the NCRA’s guide for lawyers send a press release to your local media source share the NCRA’s PowerPoint on court …

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NCRA PowerPoint: Careers in Court Reporting & Captioning

The National Court Reporters Association has shared a PowerPoint, with some amendments by the British Columbia Shorthand Reporters Association, outlining career opportunities in court reporting and captioning. Download the PowerPoint here.

Margie Holds Court – Punctuation Course

Margie is offering a 20-hour punctuation course (2 CEUs) for March and April of 2021. The price is $395 for reporters; $355 for students, teachers, scopists, proofers. Register in January and receive a $35 reduction in price. Learn More Here.

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