RESTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2020 — The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers, today announced that Max Curry from Franklin, Tenn., a freelance court reporter and owner of Elite Reporting Services of Tennessee, has moved into the position of Immediate Past President during the Association’s Connect 2020, a virtual event that took place Aug. 7-9 in lieu of the traditional Conference & Expo that was canceled due to COVID-19.
Curry, who has more than 30 years of experience in the court reporting profession, has also taught court reporting to students at the Tennessee Career College in Nashville for more than 14 years. He holds a Bachelor of Court Reporting degree from the University of Mississippi. Curry also holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI).
Curry has been a member of NCRA for 34 years. He has presented seminars, both live and via the Internet for NCRA, and served as a test proctor for the Association’s RPR and Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) tests for several years. He has also served on NCRA’s Freelance Reporter Community of Interest Committee, as well as for two years on the Education Content Committee, and two years on the Budget & Finance Committee.
During his tenure, Curry was influential in steering the NCRA 2.0 and NCRA STRONG initiatives. NCRA 2.0 represented a commitment by the Board of Directors to make Association management and other activities transparent to members, while NCRA STRONG has a mission to gather the resources and boots-on-the-ground information that can be used to fight the proliferation of electronic recording in the most effective way.
As President, Curry also led the effort to ensure that an NCRA A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Writing program was available either online, onsite, or both in all 50 states.
At the state level, Curry served as president of the Tennessee Court Reporters Association (TNCRA) on two separate occasions. He has also served in every officer position of TNCRA, as well as a Board Director for a combined 15 years of service. Curry has also served as the chair of Tennessee’s Convention Planning Committee on two separate occasions. He also conducts seminars and educational classes for TNCRA and other state associations.