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.


2023 ILCRA Annual Convention




Nominating Committee Chair, Georgia Northway, is now accepting nominations for the following ILCRA offices.  Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself to help lead the organization.

These positions are for the 2023-2025 two-year term:

  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer 

For more information on the positions and the nomination form please 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.

ILCRA Award of Excellence

Do You Know an Outstanding Educator? It is time once again to call for nominations for the ILCRA annual Award of Excellence to an outstanding educator.

The guidelines are:

  1.          The nominee must be or have been on the faculty of a court reporter training program.
  2.          Nominations must be received by July 1, 2023.

Although not required, it is helpful in the selection process if the nominee is an associate member of ILCRA. Nominations may be submitted by students, fellow faculty, administrators, or ILCRA members to: [email protected]

2023 Court Reporting and Captioning Week

The 2023 Court Reporting & Captioning Week was a weeklong event that highlights the many aspects of court reporting and captioning that make it a viable profession, including good salaries, flexibility, interesting venues, and the increasing demand for more reporters and captioners to meet the growing number of employment opportunities available in the field. The event sends a message about the important and vital role human court reporters and captioners play in providing the most accurate mode of capturing the spoken word and turning it into text.

Check out the Proclamation below from the Governor and Secretary of State

Notice of ILCRA Board Meeting at Convention

 The ILCRA Board of Directors will have their in-person Board meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at the Hilton Oakbrook Terrace Hotel. ILCRA members in good standing are welcome to attend.

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