Litigation Services announces new team member to Utah

Litigation Services, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., announced in a press release on June 15 that Tammy Breed, a certified court reporter for almost 25 years, will lead and oversee the development, performance, and advancement of the firm’s services in the Utah region.

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At a glance: Taking depositions in Europe

On June 14, JD Supra posted a blog that offers tips for attorneys taking depositions in Europe.

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New captioning company in Idaho

NCRA members Andrea Couch, RDR, CRR, CRC, and Anissa Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI, are the owners of a new captioning company, IdaCaption, located in Boise, Idaho.  IdaCaption provides on-site and off-site CART and broadcast captioning services.

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Candidates urged to provide captions on all televised campaign messages

The Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, S.D., posted an open letter on June 3 urging current and future candidates running for local, state, and national offices from the state to provide captions for any televised campaign messages, commercials, and debates so that members of the deaf and hard of hearing community can clearly understand their positions.

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U.S. Legal Support named best court reporting and deposition service provider in the Midwest for the 6th consecutive year

U.S. Legal Support has been voted the 2018 Best Court Reporting and Deposition Service Provider in the Midwest by readers of The National Law Journal for the sixth consecutive year

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Huseby, Inc., recapitalizes to fuel acquisition growth

Huseby, Inc., and Carousel Capital, a private equity firm, announced their new partnership and the recent completion of Huseby’s recapitalization in a press release dated June 4.

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Grand Theater provides open captioning for movies

On May 31, Channel 8 KLKN-TV, Lincoln, Neb., aired a story about the Grand Theater offering moving showings with open captioning on Wednesday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer. The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing spearheaded the action.

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Coulter Reporting announces a new location in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Coulter Reporting announced that it has opened a new office in Jeffersonville, Ind., that features multiple professional conference rooms and other amenities for attorneys to use for depositions, mediations, and other meetings.

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#11 – A name change

An amendment is being proposed to add captioners to the name of the Association. The proposed amendment, which can be reviewed on page 69 of the June JCR, will help bring more attention to stenography and the machine, help update the image of stenography, and inform the public that stenography serves many purposes.

The proposed amendment is the result of lengthy discussion and membership feedback brought forward during the creation of the new three-year strategic plan. In addition to engagement with membership for feedback, NCRA sought the expertise of outside consultancy.

Voting for amendment #11 will allow the Association’s name to better reflect the current work done by Members and will poise the organization for growth, which, in turn, will help bolster the services and value members receive. In addition, it will drive greater recognition for the human component of court reporting and captioning within the profession’s client communities.

The name National Captioners and Reporters Association will enable the organization to maintain the initialism NCRA in reference to the Association, and a new tag line will underscore what NCRA is and the professions it represents.

You can also read Why it’s time to add Captioners to our name on page 59 of the June JCR.

#5 – Number of Directors on the Board

Part of NCRA’s new strategic plan is financial integrity. Based on current needs, Amendment #5 reduces the number of people serving on the Board of Directors, which will save the organization money. The proposal is to move from nine Directors to six Directors over the course of three years, which would allow current Board members to cycle off naturally. If accepted, the change would be completed in 2022.