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"It is not in numbers but in unity that our great strength lies."  Thomas Paine

In light of the economic impact of COVID-19, TEXDRA is reducing the dues for new members to join between now and the new membership year, August 31. We are all in this together, and we will continue fighting for and supporting our members and court reporters throughout the state of Texas during these tough times. For Professional, Firm, and Associate member levels, the dues will be only $50.  Students can join for free.  Please click here to join now.  Thank you for your support, and please stay safe and healthy.  Below, you can download some helpful tips on remote solutions for reporters and attorneys.

Remote Tips for Reporters

Remote Tips for Attorneys


BREAKING NEWS - Fri, Mar 13, 2020

The Texas Supreme Court has released its First Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster in response to Governor Abbott's disaster declaration earlier today, Friday, March 13, 2020.  This Emergency Order gives all Texas courts (civil and criminal) the authority to modify or suspend any and all deadlines and procedures. 

Most importantly to our profession, while the emergency order is in effect, it authorizes anyone involved in any hearing, deposition, or other proceeding of any kind -- including but not limited to a party, attorney, witness or court reporter -- to participate remotely, such as by teleconferencing, videoconferencing, or other means.

Please CLICK HERE to download the full Emergency Order.  The Order is in effect until May 8, 2020, unless extended by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

We will continue to keep our members informed as things develop.  

We implore our members to take this situation seriously and to please stay safe and healthy.  Thank you so much for your membership in TEXDRA and for your support of our profession!


If you haven't joined or renewed your membership yet, please CLICK HERE.  TEXDRA needs you so we may continue our important work on behalf of Texas freelancers.  Stay tuned for updates on our efforts.  TEXDRA is working for you!


TEXDRA is an association for Texas Certified Shorthand Reporters and Court Reporting Firms founded on the core principles of integrity, transparency, advocacy, and teamwork.  We pledge to serve our profession with honesty and hard work, and we will work closely with other associations whenever possible to recruit, train and mentor students, lobby in Austin on important issues and challenges that face us all, improve relations between us and the people we serve, and educate the judiciary and the public about the vital role we hold as impartial guardians of the record.  If you're not already a member, please visit our Join Us page to join now.

TEXDRA's Mission:  To represent the professional and business interests of Texas freelance Certified Shorthand Reporters and Court Reporting Firms through advocacy, education, communication, and transparency, while promoting the benefits of working with trained professionals who precisely capture the spoken word in judicial proceedings and provide crucial services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, and to foster better awareness of our value to the judicial system and the public.

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