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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Texas Court Reporters Certification Board minutes, 1977-2011,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Court Reporters Certification Board:

An Inventory of Court Reporters Certification Board Minutes at the Texas State Archives, 1977-2011



Overview

Creator: Texas. Court Reporters Certification Board.
Title: Court Reporters Certification Board minutes
Dates: 1977-2011
Abstract: The Texas Court Reporters Certification Board recommends to the Supreme Court of Texas those persons who should be certified to practice court reporting (written shorthand, machine shorthand, oral stenography, or any other method authorized by the Supreme Court) for use in litigation in Texas courts. Minutes of the board, 1977-2011, document in a summary but thorough fashion the actions taken by the board at its meetings.
Quantity: 1 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Court Reporters Certification Board was created in 1977 (Senate Bill 586, 65th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) to recommend to the Supreme Court of Texas those persons who should be certified to practice court reporting (written shorthand, machine shorthand, oral stenography, or any other method authorized by the Supreme Court) for use in litigation in Texas courts. The board examines applicants to determine their qualifications, collects fees for certification and recertification, and disciplines certified reporters when necessary (through reprimands, suspension, or revocation of certification).

The agency was initially named the Texas Certified Shorthand Reporter Committee, then after only a month became the Texas Court Reporters Committee. The current name was adopted in 1983.

The Texas Court Reporters Certification Board consists of twelve members appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas for overlapping six-year terms. It includes one active district judge (who serves as chair of the board), two active attorneys licensed in Texas, three active official court reporters, three active freelance court reporters, and three members of the general public.

Prior to 1977, a statute from 1925 required that an official court reporter be appointed by a district judge and examined by three attorneys. The 1925 Act set out brief writing requirements that the individual must have met before receiving a certificate.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001); the agency web site (http://www.crcb.state.tx.us/), accessed April 2012; and the enabling legislation, 1977.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Court Reporters Certification Board recommends to the Supreme Court of Texas those persons who should be certified to practice court reporting (written shorthand, machine shorthand, oral stenography, or any other method authorized by the Supreme Court) for use in litigation in Texas courts. Minutes of the board, 1977-2011, document in a summary but thorough fashion the actions taken by the board at its meetings.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged chronologically by the creating board.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Supreme Court.
Subjects:
Law reporters--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Law reporters--1977-2011.
Functions:
Regulating court reporters.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
None.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Court Reporters Certification Board minutes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2002/170, 2004/201, 2006/109, 2007/116, 2011/053, 2011/215, 2012/020

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on August 8, 2002; July 15, 2004; December 20, 2005; March 9, 2007; and September 14, 2010; and by the Texas Court Reporters Certification Board on February 8, 2011 and October 19, 2011.

Processing Information

Description and inventory by Tony Black, January 2006, May 2007

New accession added and editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, April 2012

Other Formats for the Records

The Texas Court Reporters Certification Board has mounted recent agenda for board and committee meetings, and minutes of board meetings (the latter in PDF format) on the agency web site (http://www.crcb.state.tx.us/meetings.asp).

Location of Originals

The record copies of minutes and agenda are maintained by the Texas Court Reporters Certification Board at the Office of Court Administration.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Texas Court Reporters Certification Board minutes, 1977-2011,
1 cubic ft.

Box
2002/170 Texas Certified Shorthand Reporter Committee minutes, 1977
August 1977
Texas Court Reporters Committee minutes, 1977-1983
September 1977
October 1977
November 1977
February 1978
April 1978
June 1978
August 1978
September 1978
Ad Hoc Subcommittee, October 1978
November 1978
March 1979
May 1979
July 1979
September 1979
November 1979
February 1980
April 1980
August 1980
October 1980
November 1980
February 1981
May 1981
August 1981
November 1981
February 1982
June 1982
August 1982
November 1982
February 1983
May 1983
Texas Court Reporters Certification Board minutes, 1983-2000
November 1983
January 1984
April 1984
June 1984
August 1984
September 1984
October 1984
January 1985
February 1985
April 1985
May 1985
July 1985
October 1985
January 1986
April 1986
July 1986
October 1986
January 1987
April 1987
July 1987
October 1987
January 1988
April 1988
July 1988
October 1988
January 1989
April 1989
October 1989
January 1990
July 1990
October 1990
January 1991
April 1991
July 1991
October 1991
December 1991
April 1992
August 1992
October 1992
January 1993
April 1993
August 1993
December 1993
April 1994
October 1994
January 1995
April 1995
July 1995
October 1995
April 1996
July 1996
October 1996
February 1997
[including Court Reporting Curriculum Task Force Report]
April 1997
October 1997
January 1998
April 1998
July 1998
October 1998
Box
2007/116 April 1999
June 1999
July 1999
October 1999
January 2000
May 2000
July 2000
October 2000
January 2001
July 2001
October 2001
January-October 2002
February-October 2003
Box
2011/215 January-October 2004
January-September 2005
January-September 2006
January-September 2007
January-October 2008
January-September 2009
January-October 2010
April, October 2011
[Missing January 2011 minutes.]

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