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The GOP tax plan: What’s in it, and how does it affect me?

By Matt Barusch and Dave Wenhold For the first time in decades, Congress appears to be on the verge of comprehensively reforming the U.S. tax system. In the past 31 years, Congress (regardless of the party in power) has tinkered with and tweaked small components of the overall tax code but has failed to achieve comprehensive reform. For the last few weeks, the Republican-led Congress’ focus has been on simplifying the tax code and cutting … [Continue reading...]

Changes to Retired Status go into effect Jan. 1

During the NCRA Business Meeting, NCRA members voted to approve changes to the membership categories for retired members. The changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2018. NCRA’s past membership structure included a membership category for Retired Lifetime Member, which allowed those who had been members for 30 consecutive years and who no longer practice as verbatim stenographic reporters to become Retired Lifetime Members and no longer pay dues. This … [Continue reading...]

The GOP tax plan: What’s in it, and how does it affect me?

By Matt Barusch and Dave Wenhold For the first time in decades, Congress appears to be on the verge of comprehensively reforming the U.S. tax system. In the past 31 years, Congress (regardless of the party in power) has tinkered with and tweaked small components of the overall tax code but has failed to achieve comprehensive reform. For the last few weeks, the Republican-led Congress’ focus has been on simplifying the tax code and cutting … [Continue reading...]

TechLinks: Best gadgets of 2017

Who doesn’t love finding that perfect gadget that makes things so much easier? Robin Nodland, FAPR, RDR, CRR, a freelancer from Portland, Ore., and a member of the NCRA Technology Committee, has a few suggestions from around the Web for monitor mounts, audio recording, webcams, surge protectors, and apps. “I love my dual monitors,” says Nodland. “I have one landscape orientation and one portrait. I can edit and have exhibits up at the same … [Continue reading...]

From my heart: It is a privilege to serve you!

In a Nov. 28 post on the Paradigm Reporting blog, Jan Ballman, FAPR, RPR, CMRS, reflects on how a trip with fellow firm owner Lisa DiMonte, RDR, CMRS, provided lessons on “overdelivering on high expectations.” Read more. … [Continue reading...]

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Interested in covering international depositions? Here are 10 things you need to know

By Ian Hardy I started covering international depositions as a legal videographer more than seventeen years ago. During the time I was living in Paris, … [Read More...]

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The GOP tax plan: What’s in it, and how does it affect me?

By Matt Barusch and Dave Wenhold For the first time in decades, Congress appears to be on the verge of comprehensively reforming the U.S. tax … [Read More...]

Elk County salary board creates court reporter position

Elk County has officially created a county court reporter position, the first since the early 1980s, according to an article posted Dec.7 by The … [Read More...]

Changes to Retired Status go into effect Jan. 1

During the NCRA Business Meeting, NCRA members voted to approve changes to the membership categories for retired members. The changes go into effect … [Read More...]

Jim Woitalla’s legacy continues with student scholarships

By Jennifer Sati As we all cherish our memories of Jim Woitalla and relish every single moment we spent with him, his legacy continues through his … [Read More...]

Recognize a peer’s dedication with a 2018 Fellows nomination

NCRA’s Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters (CAPR) is seeking nominations for its Fellows of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR). … [Read More...]

Get insight from top business leaders at the 2018 NCRA Firm Owners Executive Conference

Time is running out to save on registration for the 2018 NCRA Firm Owners Executive Conference in St. Pete Beach, Fla. After Dec. 15, there is a $100 … [Read More...]

NCRF volunteers raise more than $7,000 during remote Phone-a-thon events

Since 2012, nonprofit organizations and charitable donors across the globe have celebrated Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a movement to kick off … [Read More...]

NCRA members take advantage of the Best. Friday. Ever.

On Black Friday, NCRA members had seven discounts and giveaways to take advantage of. These giveaways were tied to membership renewals, event … [Read More...]

Court reporter videoconferencing and why it works

Lawyer David J. Berardinelli and paralegal Gavin Jensen talk about a recent international arbitration they held via videoconference in a Nov. 27 post … [Read More...]

On linguistics, Seinfeld, and juror engagement

The differences between written and spoken language were explored in a blog post by Cleveland Reporting Partners, with examples from Seinfeld and My … [Read More...]

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