NCRA members receive top awards from state association

A press release issued July 4 by First Choice Reporting announced that NCRA members Laura Landerman, RMR, CRR; Cathy Carpenter; Rosa Naccarato; Christy Bradshaw, RPR; and Rick Levy, RPR, were recently recognized by the Florida Court Reporters Association.

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Local court reporter earns national certification

Shoreline Area News posted a press a release on June 30 announcing that NCRA member Douglas Armstrong earned his RPR. The press release was issued by NCRA on Armstrong’s behalf.

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NCRA member transcribes for Veterans History Project

On June 26, The Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio, posted an article about a Veterans History Project interview that NCRA member Debbie Sabat, RPR, a freelance court reporter from Warren, Ohio, transcribed for a local veteran.

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Local history: Man’s talent for speed turned hobby into career

The Scranton Times-Tribune, Scranton, N.Y., posted an article on June 25 about how Herbert H. Coston became a longtime official court reporter after graduating with a law degree from Wesleyan in 1873.

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Fast fingers, few prospects: Courts across Illinois seek more stenographers

On June 23, the Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill., posted an article about the need for more court reporters within the state. NCRA members quoted in the article include: Kathryn Thomas, RDR, CRR, CRC, a captioner from Caseyville; Melissa Clagg, RDR, CRR, CRC, an official court reporter from Urbana; and Dana Byers, RPR, CRR, a freelance reporter from Decatur.

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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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Broward County wrestles with court reporter shortage

NCRA Director Max Curry, RPR, CRI, a freelance court reporter from Franklin, Tenn., was quoted in an article about the shortage of court reporters in Broward County, Fla., and the critical need for the human component in capturing the official record. Curry addresses the issue of the national shortage of court reporters and captioners.

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On any given Sunday: Volunteer live-captioning on Sunday service

The Sun Sentinel aired a story on its website on June 6 that features NCRA member Ninette Bulter, RPR, CRR, CRC, a freelance court reporter from Orlando, Fla., talking about volunteering to live-caption Sunday church services.

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NCRA member interviewed by News-Gazette

On June 6, the News-Gazette, Champaign, Ill., posted an interview with NCRA member Melissa Clagg, RDR, CRR, CRC, supervisor for Champaign County’s court reporters, about her mission to promote the profession.

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NCRA member to discuss the Torah and American law at upcoming luncheon

The Reporter Group posted an article on May 31 announcing that NCRA member Aaron Alweis, RPR, CRR, CRC, an official court reporter from Binghamton, N.Y., will serve as a guest speaker at the June 9 Beth David luncheon program. Alweis will be joined by an attorney to discuss “The Torah and American Law: Perspectives on Capital Punishment.”

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