RESTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2020 — The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF), the philanthropic arm of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), announced that Rich Germosen, from North Brunswick, N.J., was appointed to serve a one-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 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.
“I've been a stenographer since I was 20 years old, way back in 1992. To say that court reporting has been ‘good to me’ is quite an understatement. Being an NCRF Angel and working with the Foundation the last few years has been a very satisfying endeavor,” Germosen said.
“When I first became an NCRF Angel about four years ago, I wanted to get involved in this philanthropic organization because I felt like giving back a little to make a difference to this profession that has been so good to me. I look forward to serving on the Board of Trustees of the NCRF as well as serving as incoming Chair of the Angels Gatherers Committee and helping further all of NCRF's philanthropic activities,” he added.
Germosen holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR). He also holds the national Realtime Systems Administrator certificate and is certified in the states of California and New York.
Since 2005, Germosen has worked as freelance court reporter for Germosen Reporting, Inc. Prior to that, he worked as a staff reporter for a number of firms in both New Jersey and New York.
At the national level, Germosen is a multi-time Realtime and Speed contests qualifier. He currently serves on NCRA’s Brand Ambassadors Council and its STRONG and Membership task forces. He is also a frequent contributor to the JCR.
Germosen is also the creator of the Facebook 100-Day Practice group and Is This in your Dix pages, and has volunteered his time for numerous organizations including St. Joseph High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., the New York County Lawyers Association, and the Monmouth County Trade and Job Fair.