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URGENT!  The Texas Supreme Court has asked for public comment on the pending JBCC rules that will create apprenticeship and provisional certification in Texas.  Much effort has gone into the creation of these rules to address the critical shortage of court reporters in Texas.  PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS BY 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  TEXDRA's Newsletter has some information on the apprenticeship and provisional certifications.  You can download the full text of the proposed rules HERE or the excerpt pertaining just to court reporters HERE.

E-mail your comments to or send them via U.S. Mail to the Supreme Court of Texas, P.O. Box 12248, Austin, TX 78711.  Comments will be publicly available and may be posted to the JBCC website.


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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