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NCRA member in the news

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Oct. 22, that NCRA member Marjorie Peters, RMR, CRR, a freelance court reporter and firm owner from Pittsburgh, Pa., was awarded the Santo J. Aurelio Award for Altruism. The post was generated by a press release issued by NCRA on Peters behalf. Read more. … [Continue reading...]

On Appeals: If a court reporter isn’t there, is it in the record?

The Recorder posted an article on Oct. 11 written by an appellate counsel that notes: “If you want your appeal decided on the merits, you had better be sure to have a real live reporter present to preserve your words of wisdom.” Read more. (Free subscription required.) … [Continue reading...]

Caught in the eye of the storm

By Bobbi Fisher On September 10, Hurricane Florence made her presence known on the weather radar with an alarming size. Forecasters predicted a strong Category 4 hurricane was headed toward the Wilmington, N.C., area – to include where I live and work as an official reporter in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Mandatory evacuations began for our area on Tue., Sept. 11. Mandatory evacuation means, if you choose to stay, you do so at your own risk; rescue … [Continue reading...]

TechLinks: What you need to know to protect against cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are in the news again. And while the reports may focus on elections or high-profile attacks on government or financial organizations, cyberattacks on small- and medium-size businesses are accelerating and increasingly sophisticated. In an effort to keep these kinds of issues at the forefront of members’ minds and give a general background and knowledge, we collected a number of links to articles that can offer information as you … [Continue reading...]

NCRA Board Member participates in elementary school mock trial

NCRA Board Member Cindy L. Isaacsen, RPR, an official court reporter from Olathe, Kan., participated in a mock trial with fifth- and sixth-graders hosted on Oct. 10, by the Santa Fe Trail Elementary School in Shawnee Mission, Kan. The students sat with Johnson County judges, attorneys, a deputy court administrator, and Isaacsen, who helped the students determine if Goldilocks, from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” was guilty of a crime. These … [Continue reading...]

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By Sue Terry, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC The Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced that it will begin using IBM Watson Captioning, a form of automatic speech … [Read More...]

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NCRA member in the news

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Oct. 22, that NCRA member Marjorie Peters, RMR, CRR, a freelance court reporter and firm owner from … [Read More...]

Now available: Long awaited new e-seminars from NCRA 2018 Convention & Expo

NCRA is offering two recorded sessions from the 2018 Convention & Expo held in New Orleans, La. These offerings are noteworthy and have been … [Read More...]

On Appeals: If a court reporter isn’t there, is it in the record?

The Recorder posted an article on Oct. 11 written by an appellate counsel that notes: “If you want your appeal decided on the merits, you had better … [Read More...]

NPR sued for lacking closed captioning on videos

AllAccess.com reported on Oct. 15 that National Public Radio is being sued by a man who claims the network discriminates against the deaf and … [Read More...]

Fresno County court workers threatening to strike if agreement on contract not met

Station KFSN reported on Oct. 16, that close to 280 Fresno County, Calif., court workers, including court reporters, could walk off the job if an … [Read More...]

Court reporter transcription fees increase 

The South Carolina Lawyers Weekly reported on Oct. 17, that attorneys in the state will have to pay more for official transcripts after the state’s … [Read More...]

Court reporters seek regulation 

The Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported on Oct. 16, that Virginia court reporters plan to seek state regulation in the 2019 General Assembly, according … [Read More...]

Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled

Radio station WSAU based in Wausau and Stevens Point, Wis., posted an article on Oct. 13, about Oscar-winning deaf actress Marlee Matlin’s reaction to … [Read More...]

NCRA Board Member participates in elementary school mock trial

NCRA Board Member Cindy L. Isaacsen, RPR, an official court reporter from Olathe, Kan., participated in a mock trial with fifth- and sixth-graders … [Read More...]

Gift card winner for early renewal is longtime member

By Brenda Gill Lorrie L. Marchant, RMR, CRR, CRC, a freelance court reporter from Petaluma, Calif., is the winner of a $100 Amazon gift card … [Read More...]

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