Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters

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Newly Appointed Board Member
Ms. Kimya M. Holmes, Attorney

Kimya M. Holmes is a practicing attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has conducted more than 85 trials in cases in state and federal court in her 15 year legal career. She began her legal career in the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office under former D.A. Harry Connick. As a former Assistant District Attorney, Holmes was entrusted with screening and prosecuting criminal cases…

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Court Reporters are the guardians of the record.

The Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters is here to serve the interests of the citizens and legal community of the State of Louisiana. This website contains information regarding how to become a Certified Court Reporter in Louisiana, the laws that govern certification and duties of court reporters, requirements that pertain to all Louisiana Certified Court Reporters and Certified Digital Reporters and the Board and its activities. We urge every CCR, CDR and court reporting student to study the content herein.


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Exam Notice


Benson Tower
1450 Poydras Street, Ste 739
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Must Bring all of your own equipment to exam.
Go HERE to Students Page for Rules and Details

2016 CSR Committee Assignments

All CCR’s and CDR’s

The current 2 year c. e. cycle is January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017.  All c. e. credits are due by December 31, 2018.

You should review the main page of the website for all pre-approved seminars.

Both the LCRA and the VRLA (court reporter associations in Louisiana) seminars will turn in the State punch cards provided by the LA CSR BOARD for you.  All other seminars will require you to turn in your original proof of attendance.  Your original proof of attendance should be turned into the LA CSR BOARD office within 30 days after you receive it.

You are required to obtain a minimum of 12 c. e. credits with 4 of those credits mandatorily due in Louisiana Court Reporting Ethics and Board Rules and Regulations.

Notice is hereby given that the Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters proposes to adopt additions/changes made to the Code of Ethics and Court Reporting Procedures Rule.


LA CSR Board CCR Revocation List ending June 30, 2015. 

Job announcements are posted for 30 days, for additional time please contact the Board Office.

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Seminar Provider Approvals:

34th JDC Bar Association will be held July 27-29, 2017 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Conference Center, Biloxi, MS. Please contact Adele Faust by email at adelefaust@yahoo.com or by phone at (504) 271-5000 or (504) 874-4299.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This seminar has been approved for the following CE credits:  State, 12 credits (includes 4 Ethics credits); NVRA, 6 credits; NCRA, .6 credits. Register at www.vrlaonline.org. For questions contact Sheri Young at treasurer@vrlaonline.org or call 225-315-8324.

*** 2015-2016 APPROVED SEMINAR LIST ***

NCRA will be exhibiting at the America School Counselors Association Conference in New Orleans from July 9 – 11 and are seeking volunteer machine writers to demonstrate realtime reporting and answer questions about the profession at their exhibition booth and provide captioning for three sessions at the conference. Please contact Vinny Borrello at 504-650-7855 and/or Jennifer Late, with NCRA, at 703-584-9042.   Please show your support in promoting our profession.