Court reporter shortage impacts trials, hearings

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyKHSB TV, Kansas City, Mo., posted a story on Feb. 8 featuring NCRA members Cindy Isaacsen, RPR, an official court reporter from Olanthe, Kan., and Chris Herndon, RPR, CRI, and official court reporter from Prairie Village. The article focused on the growing demand for more court reporters.

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Family court cases in South Carolina being delayed by lack of court reporters

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyThe Independent Mail (Anderson, S.C.) published an article on Jan. 14 about the lack of court reporters in South Carolina delaying family court cases in that state. The article quotes NCRA President Christine J. Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC. The story was also picked up by the Associated Press, the New Haven Register, and several broadcast outlets.

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State hopes to combat court reporter shortage before it starts

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyNews 9, Oklahoma City, aired a story on Jan. 11 about a new court reporting program at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee, Okla., aimed at helping to avoid a shortage of court reporters predicted to face the state.

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Local groups work to end court reporter shortage and speed up Tulsa County case flow

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyFOX 23 News in Tulsa, Okla., aired a story on Dec. 12 about local groups working to end the court reporter shortage in an effort to speed up Tulsa County’s case flow. NCRA member Allison Hall, RMR, CRR, an official court reporter for 18 years, is interviewed in the story.

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Dealing with a statewide court reporter shortage

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyWCBI, Lowndes County, Miss., reported on Aug. 16 that the state of Mississippi is experiencing a shortage of court reporters.

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Court reporter shortage: What this means for the industry and for reporters

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyIn an Aug. 8 post on LinkedIn, Jim Connor, RPR, CRR, CLVS, a freelancer and agency owner in Indianapolis, Ind., discusses the effects of the court reporting shortage on the court reporting and legal industry. Connor shares a few reasons for the shortage and what the shortage will mean for current and prospective court reporters, including a few benefits to pursuing reporting now.

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Task force to consider court reporter shortage

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyThe Nashvillepost.com reported on July 12 that the Tennessee Supreme Court has created a task force of judges, clerks, and court reporters to study a continued shortage of court reporters to record trials in criminal courts. Among the group’s members is NCRA member Anita Polk, an official court reporter with the 21st Judicial District.

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Staffing crisis at Sonoma County Superior Court

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyA drop in the number of court reporters, as well as additional inadequate staffing and increasing workloads at the Superior Court of Sonoma County, Calif., is resulting in long waits and limited access to court, according to an article posted July 9 by the Press Democrat.

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Courts fear effects of stenographer shortage

jcr-publications_high-resThe Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa., reported on Feb. 13 that Susquehanna Valley courtrooms are bucking a nationwide shortage of court reporters, which is expected to peak in 2018.

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Oklahoma firm owner comments on shortage of court reporters

jcr-publications_high-resNCRA member Ginger Baze, Hugo, Okla., owner of Steno Services LLC, was quoted in a press release issued Jan. 6 about the pending shortage of court reporters and her plans to help increase awareness about the profession.

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