Illinois Court Reporters Association (ILCRA)

The objective of the Illinois Court Reporters Association is to assume responsibility for leadership and enlightenment of the users of verbatim shorthand reporting of proceedings and of the public regarding the special competency, importance and value of the shorthand reporting system. ILCRA works to encourage, establish and maintain high standards of professional education, competence and performance through the exchange of professional knowledge through discussion, study and publication.


This summer, make it an amazing one for your colleagues.  Now is the time to nominate a colleague, or yourself, for one of ILCRA's prestigious awards.  See below!

ILCRA Call for Nominations

Interested in serving on the ILCRA Board?  Nominations are now open.  Please see what positions are available and how to nominate someone.  Click HERE!

ILCRA Distinguished Service Award

It is our pleasure to once again to seek nominations for the ILCRA Distinguished Service Award. 

The purpose of this award is to encourage and recognize work amounting to distinguished service for the benefit of the court reporting and captioning industries by an individual of ILCRA. That may include work as a member, committee member, officer of the Association, for Ad Infinitum, in state or local affairs, or public relations. We are seeking someone who has added to the quality of our profession, improved the way it is perceived by other professional or the general public, or who has helped our fellow reporters and captioners to focus on how they can better meet the demands of technology and the changing judicial and captioning industries.

Take time now to nominate that special person who deserves to be the next DSA award winner.

 2022 DSA Nomination Form

ILCRA Award of Excellence

It is time once again to call for nominations for the ILCRA annual Award of Excellence to an outstanding educator. If you know an educator worthy of this award consider nominating them now.

Nominations may be submitted by students, fellow faculty, administrators, or ILCRA members.

Award of Excellence Nomination Form can be downloaded here.

ILCRA Student Scholarship (Awarded at October 2022 Convention) 

ILCRA is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to one outstanding student per year.  For details and deadlines please download the nomination form below and send it to ILCRA Headquarters.

2022 ILCRA Student Scholarship Application

Notice of ILCRA Board Meeting at Convention

 The ILCRA Board of Directors will have their in-person Board meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Doubletree Hotel. ILCRA members in good standing are welcome to attend.


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