Strong NCRA Presence at CTC Will Have Lasting Effects
NCRA had a significant presence at the 2011 Court Technology Conference (CTC) from October 4-6, in Long Beach, Calif. An NCRA contingent, led by CTC Chairperson Paulita Kundid (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Tiva Wood (Harrisburg, Pa.), and Lisa Michaels (Anaheim, Calif.) strongly advocated for the role of the stenographic court reporter to the audience at the largest court technology conference in the world. In attendance were over 1,000 judges, court administrators, and court IT professionals representing courts of all sizes from all across the United States and the world. Watch the You Tube Interviews of NCRA CTC Participants.
"CTC-2011 provided an optimal opportunity for NCRA to showcase the absolute necessity for courts to have a realtime stenographic court reporter. I spoke to dozens of judges, court administrators, and court IT personnel across the country and around the world who loved seeing the true technological impact that realtime can have on their courtrooms," remarked Ms. Kundid. "I came away from CTC more convinced than ever that realtime and realtime technology-driven products - including secure wireless and internet delivery of transcripts, transcript repositories and interactive digital evidence displays - will continue to be the most technological advanced aspects of the high-performance courtrooms of the future."
NCRA, along with its partner organizations SMART Technologies, StenoCast, and YesLaw/YesVideo were active in engaging with the audience to show the value of a stenographic court reporter in the courthouse. The key court personnel in attendance showed significant interest in NCRA's centrally located 20-by-20 booth, which exhibited the latest in court reporting technology. The booth was set up like a miniature courtroom with a jury box, a makeshift judge, a witness stand, and a realtime court reporter.
Additional thanks must go out to Christine Taylor and Reagan Evans for providing realtime throughout the conference at the NCRA booth. For highlights and a recap from the NCRA booth at CTC, please visit Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.