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  • NCRF Veterans History Project (VHP) Frequently Asked Questions

    How long are the pre-recorded VHP interviews? Prerecorded interviews are 30 to 90 minutes We send interviews that are shorter than 50 minutes to student members. How many pages are the transcripts? The transcripts average 50 pages in length. How long do I have to get the transcript back to you? Reporters have 3-4 weeks. Students have 6-8 weeks. Is it difficult to get an extension? No. Will I earn …

    Categories: Donations, Advocacy, Committee, NCRF

  • A Guide to Hosting a Veterans History Project (VHP) Day

    Planning Consider forming a committee, and assign tasks to various members. Select a date and time for the Veterans History Project (VHP) Day, and begin planning months in advance. You need three categories of participants: veterans, interviewers, and transcribers (certified court reporters). Reserve an adequately sized, quiet room(s) to hold the interviews. Consider the audio…

    Categories: Donations, Advocacy, Committee, NCRF

  • Legal Aid History Project

    Program partner, The National Equal Justice Library (NEJL) at Georgetown University, is the only national institution dedicated to preserving the legal profession's history of serving poor Americans who are in need of legal representation. The NEJL has a very popular collection of oral histories provided by legal aid lawyers, administrators, and educators which captures their individual exper…

    Categories: Foundation, Continuing Education, Students, Officials, Legal Videographers, Instructors and School Administrators, Freelancers, Court Reporters, Broadcast and CART Captioners, NCRF

  • PDC Test - Fibromyalgia Syndrome

    Fibromyalgia Syndrome Up until 1987, fibromyalgia syndrome had no name. In fact, the signs and symptoms puzzled the medical community. For years, doctors told patients they could find nothing wrong, and for years, many patients were told that their problems existed only in their heads and not in their bodies. Today, however, is another story. Fibromyalgia syndrome, or FMS, is now recognized by t…

    Categories: JCR, Committee, NCRF

  • Oral Histories Program

    Professional court reporters will earn 0.25 Professional Development Credit (PDC) for each transcription completed and can earn up to a maximum of 1.0 PDC during their three-year certification period. Additionally, students have an opportunity to earn a complimentary student membership in NCRA through the Student Initiatives Program.

    Categories: Continuing Education, Foundation, NCRF

  • PDC Test - Bermuda

    You can earn 0.25 PDC by passing the exam following this article, which has been approved for publication by NCRA's Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters. The questions are based on the material in the article but some may require additional research. Please take these tests online by following the directions on the main JCR Article test page. 

    Categories: Advocacy, NCRF, Professionals

  • Major Gifts Program

    Major Gifts donors make contributions of $5,000 or more in a calendar year. There are three contribution levels: a Silver contribution, which reflects donations of $5,000 to $24,999; a Gold contribution, which reflects donations of $25,000 to $49,999; and a Platinum contribution, which reflects donations of $50,000 and higher.

    Categories: Fundraising, NCRF, Foundation, Donations

  • NCRF Board of Trustees

    The members of the Board of Trustees are a diverse group of individuals representing court reporters as well as judges, court administrators, and representatives of the general public. This exceptional blend of talent was recruited to help the Foundation reach beyond the court reporting community and provide a unique perspective that benefits not only court reporters and the entire judicial system…

    Categories: NCRF, Foundation

  • Holocaust Survivors

    The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) is very pleased to announce our agreement with the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (the Museum) in Washington, D. C., to have court reporters transcribe the histories of Holocaust survivors.

    Categories: Continuing Education, Foundation, NCRF, Volunteer Opportunities, Broadcast and CART Captioners, Court Reporters

  • Hard-of-Hearing Heroes Project

    Since 2003, NCRA members have helped preserve the stories of America’s war veterans for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP). Many veterans have been unable to participate, though, due to hearing loss. Until now. Help capture these veterans’ stories through NCRF’s newest Oral Histories initiativ, the Hard-of-Hearing Heroes Project. This project is the first devoted to interv…

    Categories: Broadcast and CART Captioners, Court Reporters, Freelancers, Officials, Students, Captioning, CART, Continuing Education, Foundation, NCRF, Volunteer Opportunities

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