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  • March 11, 2014 — 2014 Legislative Boot Camp takes court reporter from Arizona to Capitol Hill
    Doreen Sutton urges Congress to support the Local Courthouse Safety Act
  • March 11, 2014 — 2014 Legislative Boot Camp takes court reporter from New York to Capitol Hill
    Debra A. Levinson urges Congress to support the Local Courthouse Safety Act and National Oath Act
  • March 11, 2014 — 2014 Legislative Boot Camp takes court reporters from Connecticut to Capitol Hill
    Tracy Gow and Christine Mannix urge Congress to support the Local Courthouse Safety Act
  • March 7, 2014 — 2014 Legislative Boot Camp brings Michigan court reporter to Capitol Hill
    Melinda Dexter urges Congress to support the Local Courthouse Safety Act
  • March 7, 2014 — 2014 Legislative Boot Camp takes court reporter from Maryland to Capitol Hill
    Janet Brown urges Congress to support the Local Courthouse Safety Act
  • March 7, 2014 — 2014 Legislative Boot Camp takes court reporter from Ohio to Capitol Hill
    Sue A. Terry urges Congress to support the Local Courthouse Safety Act
  • March 5, 2014 — 2014 Legislative Boot Camp takes court reporter from California to Capitol Hill
    Jodi Monroe urges Congress to support the Local Courthouse Safety Act
  • March 4, 2014 — Court reporters take to Capitol Hill for NCRA 2014 Legislative Boot Camp
    More than 40 court reporters from 26 states urge Congress to support the Local Courthouse Safety and National Oath acts
  • March 4, 2014 — NCRA announces 2014/2015 slate of officers
    The National Court Reporters Association, the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast captioners, and Communication Access Realtime Translation, or CART providers, today announced the slate of officers selected by its Nominating Committee to serve in 2014 and 2015. NCRA’s membership will vote on the nominations at the association’s 2014 Annual Convention & Expo later this year.
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    • June 21, 2013 — Veterans History Project Day in Nashville
      Join us in celebrating these heroes on Friday, Aug. 9, during NCRA’s Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn., when NCRF will host a Veterans History Project Day.
    • June 17, 2013 — Court Reporting in the Spotlight During National Small Business Week
      The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country's leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, applauds the many court reporting firms and freelance court reporting professionals that contribute to local, state, and the national economy in recognition of National Small Business Week June 17-21.
    • June 7, 2013 — Why you might be interested in Intersteno 2013
      Intersteno President Fausto Ramondelli explains why American reporters might have an interest in Intersteno next month in Belgium
    • June 6, 2013 — Confirm your free Sourcebook listing information today
      Attention Associate and Reporter members: you should have received your annual Sourcebook update this week. The deadline for changes is June.
    • June 6, 2013 — Foundation student intern scholarships available
      Educators and students: NCRF is soliciting nominations for two Student Intern Scholarships. Two students who meet specific criteria will be awarded $1,000 each.
    • June 6, 2013 — Wisconsin Association of Legal Professionals joins Ethics First
      The Wisconsin Association of Legal Professionals (WALP) has formally signed up as an Ethics First supporter, becoming the first association representing legal professionals to do so. NCRA's Ethics First program was developed to recognize NCRA members who have made a commitment to abide by and promote the rules of the Code of Professional Ethics (COPE), particularly with regard to gift-giving.

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    • April 30, 2013 — TechCon 2013 Recap
      Scottsdale, Ariz.- Providing ample opportunities for attendees to share information, exchange ideas, and expand their professional network, TechCon 2013 attracted hundreds of legal professionals from different corners of the industry. The event, held April 19-21, combined the best of NCRA's technology workshops with unique approaches to conference learning, tailored specifically for court reporters, legal videographers, and trial presenters.
    • April 25, 2013 — Announcing NCRF’s fourth Oral Histories Program partner
      The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) is pleased to announce that it a fourth official partner has joined its Oral Histories Program: the Illinois Secretary of State’s Illinois State Library. The Illinois State Library is honoring veterans from that state by archiving the stories of their wartime experiences in the Illinois Veterans History Project, as well as the Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress.
    • April 25, 2013 — Make the promise
      As you know, 2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of National Court Reporters Foundation’s official partnership with the Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress. We are so proud of that! With the help of so many NCRA members, we’ve coordinated the completion and submission of more than 2,875 veterans’ histories to the Library of Congress for inclusion in its VHP archives.
    • April 25, 2013 — Upcoming Board member visits in your area
      One of the most important and rewarding duties of a member of the NCRA Board of Directors is the opportunity to attend state affiliate conventions. Board members meet one-on-one with attendees and discuss issues and activities from a national perspective.
    • April 23, 2013 — Court reporting ranked as 68th best job in country
      Court reporting was ranked as the 68th best job overall on a list released today by CareerCast.com, a career website.
    • April 17, 2013 — ABA lobbies for fair and impartial justice
      The American Bar Association held its annual fly-in day, during which its members meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. On their agenda are funding the Legal Services Corporation and filling judicial vacancies.
    • April 11, 2013 — NCRA to be represented on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance
      NCRA lobbyist, Adam Finkel, named co-chair
    • April 11, 2013 — Sequester causes federal court delays
      A few people in the media have noted the sequester’s effects on the federal judiciary, which has hurt access by the public to the judicial process and to the court system overall.
    • April 11, 2013 — Special Donation to NCRF from the Shorthand Reporters Association of Australia (SRAA)
      Earlier this year, the Shorthand Reporters Association of Australia ceased to exist as an association and had to make a decision about the remaining funds in their bank account. SRAA officers, including former president Suzanne Mendra and treasurer Polly Templeton, decided to close the bank account and donate the remaining funds to NCRF.
    • April 11, 2013 — Stenograph steps up for NCRF—AGAIN!
      Once again, Stenograph is donating a new Diamante to NCRF for the Foundation’s fundraiser at Convention in Nashville this summer. Raffle tickets will be sold on site only: $50 for one, or three for $125. The winner will be able to choose one of the exciting Diamante colors.

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    • February 28, 2013 — Improve the quality of your audio
      Wes Long, Director of Technology for Dynamic Captioning, LLC explains that there is actually a lot you can do to help fix "muffled" audio.
    • February 21, 2013 — Court Reporting and Captioning Week highlights
      Theindependent.com reports on two official court reporters for the Ninth Judicial District of Nebraska, who are getting involved with National Court Reporting and Captioning Week.
    • February 21, 2013 — Future stenographers participate in demonstration
      Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, made news again as students in the court reporting program continue to participate in National Court Reporting and Captioning Week.
    • February 20, 2013 — Captioning business to host open house Wednesday
      Voice to Print Captioning LLC is hosting an open house and demonstration of realtime court reporting and captioning technology.
    • February 20, 2013 — Court reporting school makes news in Texas
      Kiii TV News interviewed Whitnie Brezina and Iris de la Garza from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, about the occupations in the field as part of National Court Reporting and Captioning Week.
    • February 20, 2013 — People urged to consider court reporting as a career
      During National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, court reporter Tracy Bennett, RPR, CRR, is encouraging today’s youth to consider a career in court reporting.
    • February 20, 2013 — Spirit Week at College of Court Reporting
      In celebration of the first annual National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, the College of Court Reporting is hosting a spirit week.
    • February 20, 2013 — The importance of court reporters
      The Harding Law blog posted on Saturday about the importance of a court reporter's role and how court reporters are essential in recording and memorializing the testimony and argument presented.
    • February 15, 2013 — Court Reporting and Captioning Week recognized in Congressional Record
      Congressman Ron Kind joins nationwide effort to showcase professionals, career opportunities in stenographic court reporting and captioning.
    • February 7, 2013 — Capturing the spoken word and each other’s hearts
      When we think of couples, more than a few come to mind. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Sonny and Cher. John Lennon and Yoko Ono. In the court reporting world, we have several couples who have captured the spoken word — and each other’s hearts. Some have met while on the job, others through mutual friends, and some even while visiting an online forum. Whether they’ve been together for decades or just met within the past few years, these court reporting couples have made a mark in the industry and have been there for each other along the way.

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    December

    • December 20, 2012 — Distinguished Service Award Nominations Now Open
      The Distinguished Service Award encourages and recognizes work amounting to distinguished service by individual members of NCRA for the benefit of the reporting profession.
    • December 20, 2012 — Donate Your Vacation Property to NCRF
      NCRF needs vacation properties for its Sixth Annual Vacation Property Auction to be held at NCRA’s Firm Owners Executive Conference in Dana Point, California, February 3-5, 2013.
    • December 20, 2012 — TRAIN tips and success stories
    • December 20, 2012 — Time savers to be had with just a little effort
      With the start of the new year, why not make a pledge to make your life easier? Give me an hour, and you can start saving time.
    • December 19, 2012 — 2012 SAVE award
      Recently, the White House issued nominations for the SAVE Award (Securing American Value and Efficiency), an award given annually to the federal government employee who proposes the best idea to make government work more effectively and efficiently and ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.
    • December 6, 2012 — Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus planning for an expanded program in 2013
      The Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus held a meeting to begin planning for an expanded program for 2013. NCRA strongly supports the caucus and will continue to attend briefings and meet with members of Congress to ensure that broadcast captioners and CART providers are represented with our nation’s elected officials on Capitol Hill.
    • December 6, 2012 — Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus planning for an expanded program in 2013
      The Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus held a meeting to begin planning for an expanded program for 2013. NCRA strongly supports the caucus and will continue to attend briefings and meet with members of Congress to ensure that broadcast captioners and CART providers are represented with our nation’s elected officials on Capitol Hill.
    • December 6, 2012 — Gifting and the holiday season
      With the holiday season upon us, it is important to remember why NCRA focuses so strongly on educating court reporters, attorneys, and other legal professionals on the subject of incentive gift-giving. While many offices will likely be inundated with desserts, gift baskets, fruit, and other small thank you gifts during the month of December, the ethical implications often associated with such gift giving should be kept in mind as the year draws to a close.
    • December 6, 2012 — Many affected by courts' budget cuts
      Over the past few months, a number of articles have shed light on how budget cuts in courts are harming average Americans. On RH Reality Check, a blog site supported by a law firm that focuses on women’s issues and gender disparity, an October 16, 2012, article by Sheila Bapat mentions that some states have reported greater difficulties in timely restraining order hearings and enforcement of abuser sentences.
    • December 6, 2012 — Senate fails to ratify United Nations CRPD Treaty
      On December 4, the United States Senate failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty (CRPD) from the United Nations by a vote of 61 in favor to 38 opposed.
    • December 6, 2012 — Tennessee Court Reporters Association hosts one-day Boot Camp
      The Tennessee Court Reporters Association, in conjunction with NCRA’s Government Relations Department, hosted approximately 30 members for a one-day, mini Legislative Boot Camp. Throughout the day, sessions were held on the basics of politics, grassroots lobbying, and communications tips and techniques, with an intense focus on the issue of third-party contracting.
    • December 6, 2012 — “Make the Promise” and guard the record of America’s heroes!

    November

    • November 29, 2012 — At the TRAIN Stop…
      As you may know, the new Windows 8 contains major changes in the user interface. A very helpful tutorial for anyone who is starting to use Windows 8 can be found here.
    • November 29, 2012 — Productivity: My top 10 gadgets
      Productivity is defined as "The quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services." As a busy professional, I am always striving to find new ways to aid me in my quest to complete a job more efficiently. After all, who doesn't want more time to spend with family and friends; right? Read more about Lynette's top 10 gadgets.
    • November 14, 2012 — Court reporters make headlines working with veterans
      In the wake of Veterans Day yesterday, court reporters are making headlines nationwide because of their participation in transcribing veterans histories as a part of NCRF’s “Make the Promise” initiative.
    • November 9, 2012 — Special Election Coverage
      It is our pleasure to provide you with a brief update on the election and our nonpartisan analysis of what’s next in Washington.
    • November 8, 2012 — Make it meaningful
      As we approach Veterans Day (November 11), the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) urges all members of NCRA to honor our nation’s veterans this November by honoring their service from Veterans Day through Thanksgiving by participating in a Make It Meaningful activity. There are so many things we can do to say, Thank You.

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