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NCRA Announces 2012-2013 Academy of Professional Reporters Fellows

August 10, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 10 2013— The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country's leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, today announced that 11 of its members have been awarded fellowships in the Academy of Professional Reporters, which recognizes recipients for their outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience. The announcement was made during a special awards luncheon held at NCRA's Annual Convention & Expo, held in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 8-11.

Fellowship in the Academy of Professional Reporters is a professional distinction conferred upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the field of shorthand reporting. Candidates for Fellow are required to have been in the active practice of reporting for at least 10 years and to have attained distinction as measured by performance (which includes publication of important papers, creative contributions, service on committees or boards, teaching, and so on). They are nominated for membership by their peers.

"Fellowship in the Academy of Professional Reporters reflects a member's deep commitment to the court reporting profession and is a true reflection of the respect they have earned from their peers," said Jim Cudahy, NCRA executive director and CEO. "This year's inductees, as with past inductees, recognize that this honor is also a true testament to all they have achieved in their professional careers as court reporters, captioners, CART providers, and legal videographers, and all they have given to their profession."

The 2012-2013 Fellows are:

  • JoAnn Betler, a court reporter from Huntington, WV., who holds the professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC), Certified CART Provider (CCP) Certified Program Evaluator (CPE), Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS);
  • Deanna C. Boenau, a court reporter from Sarasota, Fla., who holds the professional certifications Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC), and Certified CART Provider (CCP);
  • Laura P. Brewer, a court reporter from Los Altos, Calif., who holds the professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC), and Certified CART Provider (CCP);
  • Lillian M. Freiler, a court reporter from Orwigsburg, Penn., who hold the professional certification of Registered Merit Reporter (RMR), and Certified Manager of Reporting Services (CMRS);
  • Mark T. Kislingbury, a court reporter from Houston, Texas, who holds the professional certification of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR);
  • Kerry J. Lange, a court reporter from Sioux Falls, S.D., who holds the professional certification of Registered Merit Reporter (RMR);
  • Adam D. Miller, a court reporter from Middletown, Del., who holds the professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI), and Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS):
  • Holly Moose, a court reporter from Sausalito, Calif., who holds the professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR);
  • Lynette L. Mueller, a court reporter from Germantown, Tenn., who holds the professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), and Certified Realtime Reporter;
  • Linda Sturm, a retired court reporter from Columbus, Ohio, who holds the professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC), and the Certified CART Provider (CCP); and
  • Sue A. Terry, a court reporter from Springfield, Ohio, who holds the professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RPR), and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR).