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Local court reporter Sandy Narup begins two-year term on NCRF Board of Trustees

RESTON, Va., Feb. 17, 2021The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF), the philanthropic arm of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), announced that Sandy Narup, from Orlando, Fla., has been appointed to serve a two-year term on its Board of Trustees. She currently serves on the Foundation’s Angel Gatherers Committee. NCRA is the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers.

“I feel it is so rewarding to give back to a profession that has been so wonderful to me,” Narup said.

“The new friendships I have made while volunteering and helping others is why everyone should devote some time to volunteering. I cannot say enough about the foundation and how they have helped so many of my colleagues get started in this fantastic field,” she added.


Narup holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR). She also holds the national Realtime Systems Administrator certificate and is certified in the state of Florida.

She has worked as a court reporter for 29 years and holds an associate degree from Daytona Beach Community College. She has provided realtime for medical malpractice cases, construction litigation, personal injury, workers’ compensation, corporate litigation, products liability, family law, criminal cases, and is a former deputy official court reporter for the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

At the national level, Narup served on NCRA’s Freelance Community of Interest Committee.

At the state level, Narup has served in numerous volunteer positions with the Florida Court Reporters Association, including as director, secretary, and treasurer.

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.

Career information about the court reporting profession—one of the leading career options that does not require a traditional four-year degree—can be found at

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



About NCRA

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 16,000 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, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020. For more information, visit




Annemarie Roketenetz
National Court Reporters Association
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