Promoting CCRA-NJ’s Rebuttal to ‘Could Automation Be the Antidote to the Court Reporter Shortage’

July 8, 2019

Re: Promoting CCRA-NJ’s Rebuttal to Could Automation Be the Antidote to the Court Reporter Shortage

Dear Colleagues:

As many of you by now may very well be aware, on May 23, 2019, the New Jersey Law Journal published a damaging article captioned: Could Automation Be the Antidote to the Court Reporter Shortage? The article is filled with false representations and inaccuracies, which if left unaddressed and uncorrected, could prove damaging to both our livelihoods and the livelihoods of those with whom we engage their court reporting services. Recognizing this, your CCRA-NJ Board of Directors knew it had to take action. It was the charge of the CCRA-NJ Communications Committee to collectively and collaboratively issue a response. NJLJ editors after seeing our response were happy to oblige and correct the misinformation contained within the May 23 article. Our rebuttal is now appearing on the NJLJ website ( as well as in their July 8, 2019, print edition. Links to both articles are below.

Could Automation be the Antidote to the Court Reporter Shortage
May 23, 2019

Human Court Reporters Cannot be Replaced
July 5, 2019

CCRA-NJ is calling on you to educate your resources and contacts by addressing with them the importance and differences there are when using a NJ licensed CCR vs a tape or audio recorder. Some suggested outlets are: Inserts accompanying your transcripts, links attached to your email signature lines, phone calls or in-person meetings or presentations, and through your social media outlets such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogs and Tweets. “Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.” – G.K. Chesterton.


Very truly yours,

Mark H. Renzi, CCR, RPR
CCRA-NJ President

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