NCRA members lead exciting and interesting professional careers. From transcribing and preserving the official record in high-profile cases in the courtroom, important meetings in the boardroom, and other official venues to captioning onsite at live venues such as theater and sporting events, each day presents a different adventure. See some of the stories below about NCRA members at work.
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Isaiah Roberts, RPR, and Stan Sakai, CRC, had the unique experience of captioning Coachella, one of the biggest music festivals in the world. The captioning was sent to screens at the event, and the captioning stream could be accessed from the app for the event.
Working as an extra on a TV show or movie is a great way for NCRA members to promote the wonderful work being done by court reporters and captioners. NCRA member Helga Lavan, RPR, Woodbury, Conn., and Kate Cochran, RPR, Decatur, Ga., share their experience.
NCRA member Jo Gayle, RPR, CRR, CRC, a freelance captioner from Chicago, Ill., recently earned a shout-out from actor Tom Hanks for her captioning skills during an event held by the Chicago Humanities Festival.
So what do you do when you are asked to report a spelling bee? If you have the opportunity to do so, Chase Frazier, RMR, CRR, of Murrieta, Calif., says that it can be a fun experience and suggests making sure you know what the company you work for wants you to do. Here, he shares his experience.
A seasoned reporter and captioner, Michelle Coffey, RPR, CRI, CPE, shares her story on what it was like to caption on a moving bus. Sounds like a whole heap of fun!
Calling it the "most rewarding week" of her career, Theresa (Tari) Kramer, RMR, CRR, CPE, an official court reporter from Charlotte, N.C., shares her experience in providing CART to a juror.
Mary Kay Howe, RPR was honored to be chosen as the honorary bailiff for the Kansas Supreme Court for a special session it was having in Lawrence, Kan.
Accepting pro bono work for an an Innocence Project death row case, freelance reporter and business owner Lisa Migliore Black was gratified to not only do the right thing, but to learn of the defendant's exoneration nine months later.
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