Erika Sjoquist from Savannah elected to three-year term as an NCRA Director
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 Erika Sjoquist, RPR, CRR, a court reporter from Savannah, Ga., was elected to serve a three-year term as a Director during the Association’s Conference & Expo being held July 29-Aug. 1 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Sjoquist is a court reporter with 29 years of experience of reporting in all areas of law. She holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and the Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) and was a student at the Court Reporting Institute in Seattle, Wash. She is also licensed and certified in the states of California, Georgia, and Washington.
Sjoquist is credited with introducing realtime into various courtrooms of the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Ventura; and the U.S. District Court in Portland, Ore. She has covered an array of important events, including the National Republicans Women’s Convention held in Seattle, Wash.; served as lead reporter for the Academy Awards reporting interviews with Oscar winners; as a lead reporter for the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA Awards reporting acceptance speeches; and as a lead reporter for the Disney Channel reporting interviews with foreign press members.
She is currently a state court reporter for McKee Court Reporting in Savannah, Ga.
At the national level, Sjoquist has attended numerous conferences. She is also a past president of the California Deposition Reporters Association.
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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