Veterans share their stories in York County court

The York Dispatch featured an article on Sept. 29 about a Veterans History Project Day held Nov. 26 in York, Pa., at the county’s judicial center. A total of 11 World War II and Korean War veterans participated in the event. A second round of interviews is scheduled for Oct. 3 at the same location. NCRA member Annette DeWald, RPR, CRI, head court reporter in York County, was quoted about the importance of preserving veterans’ … [Continue reading...]

Take back your power from these tests

By Meridith Knepper Carsella As students, we’re taking tests all of the time, particularly in speedbuilding classes. My teacher will remind us frequently, “I can’t think of any other student who must get an A+ (95 or better — for some it’s even higher!) to even pass their tests.” So the standards are very high. This is great, though, because we must retain those same high standards when we are out and working. I have a … [Continue reading...]

Court reporters charged with fraudulent billing

Three Georgia court reporters were charged with racketeering, theft by taking, theft by deception, and giving false statements, according to an article on WBTV.com, a television station based in Charlotte, N.C. The charges were the outcome of an investigation into court reporting billing irregularities brought by the local district attorney. Police said that evidence of the fraudulent billing dates as far back as 2006. Read more. … [Continue reading...]

Does video evidence make a pre-existing bias against a defendant stronger?

The North Dallas Gazette reported on a series of studies from the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General exploring video evidence and objectivity. Three separate studies found that, while reviewing an altercation with ambiguous culpability (for example, a police officer and a civilian), if viewers concentrated on a specific person involved in the altercation and did not identify with that person’s social group, the viewer was more inclined … [Continue reading...]

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NCRA member publishes first mystery book

Motion for Murder, the first mystery novel authored by NCRA member Kelly Nasuti, RMR, CRR, CBC, debuted on bookshelves both real and virtual this week. The new release is the first of a two-book contract between Nasuti, who writes under the pen name Kelly Rey, and Gemma Halliday Publishing. Told through the eyes of Jamie Winters, a legal secretary working at the law firm Parker, Dennis, and Heath, the story is laced with humor, wit, and a dose … [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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Veterans share their stories in York County court

The York Dispatch featured an article on Sept. 29 about a Veterans History Project Day held Nov. 26 in York, Pa., at the county’s judicial center. A … [Read More...]

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NCRA member publishes first mystery book

Motion for Murder, the first mystery novel authored by NCRA member Kelly Nasuti, RMR, CRR, CBC, debuted on bookshelves both real and virtual this … [Read More...]

How student recruitment and my wife’s family are related

There’s a little game my wife’s family has been playing with me in recent years. Each time we get together, they ask, “So, Jim, have you been … [Read More...]

What an honor it is to be your 107th NCRA President

As professionals, we continually pursue the path of greatness. We strive to perfect our skills and pursue additional credentials. We are always … [Read More...]

Legal video seminar offers video rookies valuable material

On the schedule for NCRA’s 2014 Legal Video Conference, The Video Signal session is perfect for those new to working in the legal video field who … [Read More...]

Oregon court reporting association pairs with state bar to host Veterans Day event

In recognition of Veterans Day 2014, the Oregon Court Reporters Association and the Oregon State Bar’s Military and Veterans Law Section have … [Read More...]

Blue skies ahead for court reporters

A Sept. 25 article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune spotlights the growing demand for court reporters that is expected to lead to a shortage of … [Read More...]

Nuremberg stenographer’s mementos auctioned

On Sept. 25, the Associated Press reported the discovery of an old trunk containing carbon copies of transcripts from the Nuremberg war-crimes trials … [Read More...]

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NCRA Past President Judy Brentano passes away

NCRA Past President Judy Brentano, RPR (Ret.), of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away on Sept. 18. Brentano served as president of NCRA from 1992 to 1993 … [Read More...]

California’s need for court reporters on the rise

An article appeared Sept. 22 in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that addresses the nation’s growing demand for court reporters, especially in … [Read More...]

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