Transcript doesn’t exist for Hardy’s first trial, yet

ProFootballTalk.nbcsports.com reported on Sept. 15 that defense attorneys for Greg Hardy, NFL defensive end for the North Carolina Panthers, hired a court reporter to ensure his initial trial was recorded and transcripts provided. Under North Carolina procedures, initial trials are held before a judge before going before a jury and are not required to generate a transcript of the proceedings. Harding is being tried on domestic assault … [Continue reading...]

Court reporters and codes, rules, and geographic stipulations – we have to know it all

A Sept. 13 blog post on the Kramm Court Reporting site reminds court reporters that it is important to know the rules in the jurisdiction they are reporting. The customs regarding waived signatures are used as an example. Read more. … [Continue reading...]

Acing the test

By Gene Betler and Bruce Balmer NCRA offers training in a number of specialty programs, including one for legal videographers who desire to capture a legal video record for use in the legal marketplace. The program consists of three parts — a seminar, a written knowledge test, and a practical skills test — and it instills in the candidates an understanding of both the necessary standards for the court reporter and the legal videographer … [Continue reading...]

TechLinks: Cybersecurity, going paperless, and apps galore

The NCRA’s Technology Committee’s email list recently pointed out a few online articles that consider how technology can help you and how technology has changed what people expect. Cybersecurity: On FindLaw, William Peacock, Esq. writes about enhancing a wireless network’s security. Peacock explains how to change the default settings of a wireless router using layman’s terms. Read more. Going paperless: On Above the Law, Jeff … [Continue reading...]

Fellowship of Academy Of Professional Reporters nominations open

NCRA is currently seeking nominations for its Academy of Professional Reporters. Nominations are due Nov. 30. Fellows represent the pinnacle of excellence among NCRA members. They are individuals who are a credit to the reporting and captioning professions and embody the highest level of professional ethics. Their support of the profession can be seen in their activity in professional associations at the state or national level or through a … [Continue reading...]

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In case of disaster

By David Ward When Laura Grosso, head of Pennsylvania-based ERSA Court Reporting, turned to cloud solution provider Broadview Networks for business telephone … [Read More...]

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Transcript doesn’t exist for Hardy’s first trial, yet

ProFootballTalk.nbcsports.com reported on Sept. 15 that defense attorneys for Greg Hardy, NFL defensive end for the North Carolina Panthers, hired a … [Read More...]

Court reporters and codes, rules, and geographic stipulations – we have to know it all

A Sept. 13 blog post on the Kramm Court Reporting site reminds court reporters that it is important to know the rules in the jurisdiction they are … [Read More...]

Comment period for movie captioning NPRM extended to Dec. 1

A Sept. 15 post on Lexology, a web-based service for company law departments and law firms, reported that the Department of Justice has extended the … [Read More...]

Three-part workshop offers hands-on experience at NCRA’s 2014 Legal Video Conference

Legal video professionals working toward earning the nationally recognized professional certification of Certified Legal Videographer Specialist who … [Read More...]

New Realtime Systems Administrators announced

NCRA announced its latest class of Realtime Systems Administrators, who completed the test at the 2014 NCRA Convention & Expo. They … [Read More...]

Fellowship of Academy Of Professional Reporters nominations open

NCRA is currently seeking nominations for its Academy of Professional Reporters. Nominations are due Nov. 30. Fellows represent the pinnacle of … [Read More...]

Shortage of court reporters affects North Carolina courts

Trials in North Carolina are being canceled or postponed because of a shortage of court reporters caused by budget cuts, according to a Sept. 5 news … [Read More...]

NCRA launches national Take Note Campaign

NCRA announced the launch of Take Note, a national campaign aimed to support the future of court reporting through national advertising and public … [Read More...]

In memoriam: NCRA member Holly Sue Houser Simons

The Mason City Globe Gazette reported on Sept. 4 the passing of NCRA member Holly Sue Houser Simons, RMR, CRR,50, of Hampton, Iowa. She passed away … [Read More...]

How dictionary-makers decide which words to include

On Aug. 27, The Economist blog posted an article about how dictionaries choose which words to include and how this differs between print and online … [Read More...]

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