The Connecticut Bar Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legal profession’s history of serving Americans who need legal representation. In April 2021, the National Court Reporters Foundation entered into a new agreement with the Connecticut Bar Foundation for NCRA members to transcribe the oral histories of its leaders. The agreement provides NCRF and NCRA members the opportunity to aid the Connecticut Bar Foundation in protecting and preserving the rich and extensive history of women in the legal profession, attorneys of color, and legal aid in the state of Connecticut. This mutually beneficial cooperation will be accomplished through NCRF arranging that its members obtain a recording from the Connecticut Bar Foundation and transcribe it for NCRA PDC credit. These oral histories have been collected and recorded by the Connecticut Bar Foundation’s James W. Cooper Fellows Programs.
Transcribed interviews are of value to the Connecticut Bar Foundation as they aid in secondary research analysis and offer an additional avenue for accessibility to the public.