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NY State Senator Addabbo Honors Forest Hills Court Reporting Program

We at are always proud to see the profession being honored. It doesn’t happen enough, so it always great to see when it does. In this case, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., visited Plaza College in Forest Hills, Queens to celebrate the institution’s renowned court reporting program.

As we have discussed countless times, there is a serious nationwide shortage of court reporters. It is a problem that will only become worse with impending retirements, as court reporters are on average 53 years old.

State Senator Addabbo presented Plaza College with a proclamation to commend its dedication to educating young men and women with the most efficient technology in RealTime writing, providing them with the skill to become professional court reporters.

During his visit to Plaza College, Senator Addabbo discussed his appreciation for the industry and the individuals who create an accurate record of the official spoken word.


“Court reporting and captioning is a vital skill that helps keep an accurate account of what takes place in courtrooms, and even in the State Legislature, as well as informing the deaf and hard-of-hearing with the necessary information they need,” said State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. “It was a privilege to honor Plaza College with a proclamation recognizing their wonderful Court Reporting and Captioning program during National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, and the hard-working students who help make that program a success. I truly appreciate Plaza College’s commitment to the quality, diverse educational programs it offers.”

Plaza College, the only school in New York City that offers a degree program in court reporting, has successfully introduced stenography to the next generation by educating high school students and others interested in the career field about the many opportunities available.

In partnership with the National Court Reporters Association, Plaza College offers students a free four-week introductory program to Steno Machine Shorthand called A to Z.

Plaza College President, Charles Callahan III noted how this is a proud moment for the school. Stating how they are endlessly dedicated to preparing court reporting students to be skilled professionals. Being recognized by Senator Addabbo is a great honor and helps in continuing to help the court reporting industry flourish into the future.

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