U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross recognized National Court Reporting & Captioning Week, Feb. 16 – 22, in a floor speech at the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. The national celebration, sponsored by NCRA, is designed to highlight the contributions of stenographic court reporters and captioners to society and to showcase the growing number of career opportunities that exist in the court reporting and captioning fields.
“Today I rise to honor National Court Reporting & Captioning Week, taking place from Feb. 16 to Feb. 22, a week that serves to recognize the value and importance that court reporters and captioners have made in American society,” said Ross, who noted that his own cousin has worked as a court reporter for many years. “As a lawyer who has spent over 25 years as a litigator I have a profound respect and appreciation for those who preserve the official record.”
National Court Reporting & Captioning Week will be marked with educational events nationwide, including a grassroots social media campaign, presentations at high schools across the country about court reporting and captioning career opportunities, and community demonstrations such as producing transcripts of veterans’ oral histories.
“Court reporters, broadcast captioners, and Communication Access Realtime Translation, or CART, captioners serve an integral role in my home state of Florida and throughout the United States,” said Ross.
To find out more about 2014 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week and how you can get involved, visit www.ncra.org/awareness.