2020 TCRA Annual Convention


Handout - Know the Rules - Don't Make a Spectacle of Yourself

Handout - Know the Rules - Rules for Freelance CSRs and Firm Owners


UPDATED Virtual Convention Agenda.


Convention FAQs

We will be posting an updated agenda of session times and speakers ASAP! Thank you for your patience as we transition this event!

OFFICIAL COURT REPORTERS: It is imperative that you email a copy of your registration form to TCRA (TCRAHQ@EMBARQMAIL.COM) at the same time you submit to your County for payment so we can have you on our registration list as early as possible. Counties may take several weeks to process requests and we will need to know in advance that you will be attending. You can register online and select “pay later” or email a copy of what you submitted to your county to TCRA. If we do not have you in our registration database by the registration deadline, you will not be able to attend.

TCRA CSR Members: Pay what you can for your registration fee! If you are not a TCRA member, you will need to join now in order to access this benefit. We know that these are difficult and unprecedented times. We understand our members who need CEs may not necessarily be able to afford the registration fee, yet have to find a way to obtain CEs in order to keep their CSR license. The TCRA Board of Directors has extended the offer for TCRA CSR Members to pay whatever registration fee they can afford. Simply fill in which registration option you need above and write the total of what you are able to pay in the “total” field below. We have a suggested registration fee of $150 for those able to pay the full amount. If you are able to pay the fee in full, please do so, as this will help offset fees of those who may not be able to pay anything. If you work for an entity that pays your CE, the suggested registration fee should apply. This was meant to help court reporters who have been financially impacted by the pandemic and need their CEs. Please feel free to contact TCRA HQ if you have any questions.

STUDENTS: Click here to download the Student Sponsorship request form.
(Must meet all criteria listed.)

Update on 5/15/2020 - REGARDING 2020 CONVENTION AND COVID-19

We have been continually monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and how it may affect the Annual Convention that is currently set for July 23-25, 2020. At a regularly scheduled conference call last night, the TCRA Board of Directors made the difficult and heartbreaking decision to cancel the in-person convention because of the continued uncertainty we are facing. However, the Board also voted to hold our first-ever virtual TCRA Annual Convention on July 24-25! This will require some modification to our current schedule, so please be watching for updates.

Because of the financial impact the coronavirus has had on our membership, I am happy to share with you that the Board approved registration fees for our members being simply based on what you are able to afford to pay. There will be no set registration fee for professional members. The previous fees were set at $345 for early bird, so we are hopeful this will help you. We understand the economic toll that you have experienced over the past couple of months. Offering this is our way to help you get the CEUs you need to maintain your license. The speakers are phenomenal, and you will not want to miss any of it! 

Making a change to online will mean that our business meeting and president’s luncheon will also be online. It is a first ever for TCRA, but I know that we all will rally together to make it successful!

I am forever humbled and honored to be President of TCRA. To see our members be adaptive and resourceful during a pandemic is a wonderful thing to see, although it is not what any of us ever expected. You are what makes TCRA great! Thank you for your continued support.

A Few Answers to Questions You May Have:

  • We will be sending out additional emails next week after the agenda and online registration have been updated!
  • If you have already registered, you'll be receiving specific emails with instructions for information we need from you, please be on the lookout for those coming early next week.
  • If you have made a hotel reservation, there's no worry! Your reservations will be automatically dumped at no penalty to you. We'll handle everything!

We appreciate your patience as we work to switch everything over to the new format!


Lorrie Schnoor, CSR, RDR, CRR
TCRA President

Cancellation Policy

Written requests for refund must be emailed by July 1st. A 15% administrative fee shall be assessed for each cancellation. No refunds will be given to requests received after the deadline or for “no shows.”

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