Legal Education Program

NCRF’s Legal Education Program seminar, “Making the Record,” has received high praise. This seminar is designed to educate law students, young attorneys, and judges about the importance of making a good record. Seminar tools are provided to court reporters for free and are designed to be customized for the specific audience.


Making the Record book cover

Making the Record booklet

Making the Record is a publication of the National Court Reporters Association and has undergone several revisions since it was first published in 1937. The purpose of the booklet remains to help the bench and bar better understand the factors that help make a clear record.


Presentation tools for "Making the Record"

Below are teaching tools to present a class on “Making the Record.” This is one of NCRF’s major programs, and these tools are designed so that they can be used as is. Reporters may choose to refine them to suit their own style or adapt them to the type of presentation.

Presentation outline

This presentation outline is for the presenter’s use and reference only. It is not a handout.

PowerPoint on Making the Record

In this PowerPoint you may customize the presentation with your own information.  


Here are three handouts with a cover sheet. The cover sheet should be edited to reflect the location, class, and date.


This script was created by NCRA member Kevin Hunt in his own voice. While not required, this may be a helpful tool for any presenters.

Evaluation form

Upon completion of the course, please pass out this evaluation form and return it to NCRF for feedback. We appreciate any comments and input that may improve the presentation.

Did you know you can earn PDCs for giving the Legal Education presentation? Simply complete and submit this form. PDCs are limited to 1.0 per education cycle. 



For questions or additional information about this program and other NCRF programs, please email