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Yolanda Walton elected to serve two-year term to NCRA Board of Directors

Yolanda Walton

RESTON, Va., Aug. 4, 2021 — The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers, announced that Yolanda Walton, an official court reporter from Norwalk, Ohio, was elected to serve a two-year term as a member of its Board of Directors during the Association’s Conference & Expo held in Las Vegas, Nev., July 29-Aug. 1.

Walton has served as an official court reporter with the Huron County Common Pleas Court since 1988. Prior to that, she worked as a freelance court reporter with Marie Fresch & Associates in Ohio. She has been very active in the Ohio Court Reporting Association (OCRA), serving in numerous roles starting in 1997. From 1997-2006 she was the Fundraising Chair, during which time she implemented the Annual Silent Auction which has become a substantial revenue source. She has also served as Vice President (2004-2005) and President (2007-2008) of OCRA. Walton has attended every OCRA convention since 1988.

Walton joined NCRA in 1985 and has been heavily involved in the National Court Reporters Foundation’s Phone-a-thon (1991-2001), and as a National Committee of State Associations Delegate. She has served on NCRA’s Nominating Committee and on the Official Community of Interest Committee (2010). Walton has attended every NCRA convention since 1992. She holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), and Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR).



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




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