NCRA submits letter supporting freelance and official court reporters in Arizona

NCRA President Steve Zinone, RPR, submitted a letter on May 20 to the Arizona Supreme Court opposing the proposed petition to amend Rule 30. The letter also supports a previous petition made by the Arizona Court Reporters Association (ACRA). The letter clarified that, even though they are not all full-time employees of the court system, both freelance and official court reporters share the same technical qualifications as well as the same respect for the integrity of the record and the court reporters’ transcript should remain the official court record. The letter echoed ACRA’s suggestion to “implement regulations regarding the archiving and control of the record when the court reporter who is used is not employed by the court.”

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ACRA names Doreen Sutton Distinguished Service Award recipient

Veteran court reporter Doreen Sutton, RPR, from Scottsdale, Ariz., was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Arizona Court Reporters Association in recognition of her longtime involvement and commitment to the court reporting profession. Sutton, who has more than 20 years of experience in the field, has owned her own firm for 18 years. She is actively involved with court reporting schools. She has also served on NCRA’s Board of Directors.

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