Debbie Dibble from Woodland elected 2021-2022 NCRA President
RESTON, Va., July 30, 2021 — TheNational Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers, today announced that Debra A. Dibble, RDR, CRR, CRC, a freelance court reporter and captioner from Woodland, Utah, was elected to serve as 2021-2022 President during the Association’s Conference & Expo being held July 29-Aug. 1 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Debbie Dibble is a 32-year freelance reporter and captioner from Salt Lake City, Utah. She holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC), and has qualified in the National Speed Competition and National Realtime Competition multiple times. Dibble is also a licensed court reporter in the states of California, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington. She is highly experienced in all matters of complex litigation in depositions, arbitrations, and courtroom trials, as well as providing CART/broadcast captioning services.
At the national level, she served as an NCRA Chief Examiner for many years and as a delegate to the National Committee of State Associations from 2008 to 2012. She also served a three-year term as an NCRA Director, a three-year term as Secretary-Treasurer, and one year terms as Vice President and President-elect. Dibble has been deeply involved in leading a team to design and develop Career Launcher, the National Court Reporter Foundation’s new externship program for new professionals.
In 2010, the Utah Court Reporters Association (UCRA) honored her with its Distinguished Service Award. Dibble has also served in numerous volunteer positions at the state level including as a director and president of UCRA.
The court reporting and captioning professions offer viable career choices that do not require a four-year college degree and yet offer good salaries, flexible schedules, and interesting venues. There is currently an increasing demand for more reporters and captioners to meet the growing number of employment opportunities available nationwide and abroad. Court reporters and captioners rely on the latest in technology to use stenographic machines to capture the spoken word and translate it into written text in real time. These professionals work both in and out of the courtroom recording legal cases and depositions, providing live captioning of events, and assisting members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities with gaining access to information, entertainment, educational opportunities, and more.
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The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has been internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 14,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator, and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership.
Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 7 percent through the year 2028, faster than the projected employment growth across all occupations. According to 247/WallSt.com, the court reporting profession ranks sixth out of 25 careers with the lowest unemployment rate, just 0.7 percent. Career information about the court reporting profession—one of the leading career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree—can be found at NCRA DiscoverSteno.org.
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