Meredith A. Bonn appointed to NCRF Board of Trustees
RESTON, Va., Aug. 3, 2021 — The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF), the philanthropic arm of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), announced that Meredith Bonn, RPR, CRR, an official court reporter from Webster, N.Y., was installed to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees. NCRA is the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers. The announcement was made at a special awards luncheon held at NCRA’s 2021 Conference & Expo held July 29-Aug. 1 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Bonn has been a court reporter since 1990 and was named official senior court reporter for the New York State Seventh Judicial District, Rochester, N.Y., in 2007. From 2000 to 2007, she served as an official court reporter for the same court, and prior to that, she worked as a freelance reporter from 1990 to 2000.
She holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR).
At the national level, Bonn most recently served as NCRA Vice President. She is also a past national Director.
She is a member of the New York Court Reporters Association and has served as director, president-elect, president, and immediate past president of their Board of Directors. Bonn is actively involved in promoting the court reporting profession and has volunteered at numerous middle and high school career events.
Bonn also presents at Careers in the Courthouse programs. She is the creator and presenter of The Power of the Positive Attitude which has been presented at numerous NCRA and State conventions. She is also coordinator of the NCRA Steno A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program in western New York.
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.
To arrange an interview with a working court reporter or captioner, or to learn more about the lucrative and flexible court reporting or captioning professions and the many job opportunities currently available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
As a charitable organization, the Foundation relies almost solely on tax-deductible donations, the majority of which come from NCRA members and associated businesses. To donate, or for information on NCRF’s programs, visit NCRA/Foundation.org, or call 800/272-6272, ext. 126.