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  • CART Consumer Bill of Rights

    Article I Professionalism CART consumers have a right to expect CART providers to act in a professional manner, treating consumers with dignity, respect, and courtesy at all times; to dress in attire appropriate for the assignment and setting; and to provide services in accordance with the NCRA Guidelines for Professional Practice, Sections III and IV. Article II Education CART consumers have a r…

    Categories: CART, Captioning

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    Favorite Court Briefs

    PRUNS  presumption of innocence STOEPLS  seems to me TRAET  at any rate ROP  range of punishment KRUB  controlled substance KRONG  correct me if I’m wrong DROIX  driving while intoxicated FLOIB  for lack of a better SAPT  as opposed to WRART  with regard to TPHARD  in regard TPHART  in regard to K-P  capital punishment HR*S  life sentence KAUB  Cause No. PL-B  plea bargain R-RS  right to remain si…

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  • PDC Test - Alcoholic Hepatitis

    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. 

  • NCRA Key Issues

    Student shortage To combat the issue of student shortages and to respond to the increasing demand for reporters who are realtime trained, NCRA has taken a multifaceted hands-on approach to advancing education for court reporters. NCRA’s efforts have led to a dramatic improvement, with student enrollment increasing almost 38 percent at NCRA-approved programs after an almost decade-long decline in e…

    Categories: Advocacy

  • Strategic Alliances

    Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Alliance The purpose of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Alliance (DHHA) is to focus on federal public policy that can improve the quality of life for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and all people with hearing loss. The DHHA’s major objective is to provide a forum whereby relevant information can be shared, plans made and actions taken for collaborative and mutua…

    Categories: Advocacy, About NCRA

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    Can You Swear in a Witness Over the Telephone?

    Telephone depositions are a common occurrence for many court reporters - and are perhaps more common than these reporters would like. Some of the problems associated with telephone depositions - not being able to hear the witness, garbled speech, poor phone connection, several participants who all sound alike and don't identify themselves - make an already challenging assignment all the more diffi…

    Categories: Ethics and Business Practices, Advocacy

  • PDC Test - Characteristics of the Brain

    Characteristics of the Brain By Renee Cohen Is your computer a chemical factory?   Even the most sophisticated computer network will never have the ability to carry out the functions that control so many human processes, including movement, emotions and language. That’s why we carry this computer around with us all the time – our brains. Like the computer we use for producing transcripts…

  • National Speed Contest

    The First Era: Pen Writers All of the entrants in the first National Speed Contest in 1909 were pen shorthand writers who used the Isaac Pitman system or one of its many variations. Contestants were required to hand in transcripts of only two readings, one of testimony at 280 wpm and one of a jury charge. Two jury charge takes were dictated - one at 200 wpm and one at 220 wpm - and the contestants…

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  • 2016 Realtime Contest Results

    OVERALL COMBINED SCORES Place   Errors Percentage 1 Deanna Boenau, RDR, CRR, CRC 11 99.489% 2 Ronald Cook, RDR, CRR, CRC 11 99.483% 3 Amanda Maze, RMR, CRR, CRC 21 99.022% 4 Mark Kislingbury, RDR, CRR 24 98.850% 5 Donna Karoscik, RDR, CRR, CRC 26 98.800% 6 Jeffrey Weigl, RMR, CRR, CRC 27 98.767% 7 Douglas Zweizig, RDR, CRR 26 98.739% 8 Dana Hayden, RMR, CRR 32 98.528% 9 Judith…

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  • Captioning: Guidelines for Professional Practice

    Guidelines for CART Captioners NCRA provides guidance for independent realtime captioners on a multitude of style and formatting issues, including parentheticals, obscenities and other sensitive words, scripting, musical notes and lyrics, slang and poor grammar, and much more. The guidelines are meant to complement the guidelines that some captioning companies require their captioners to follow. T…

    Categories: CART, Captioning

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