Ellen Grauer receives 2017 International Women’s Entrepreneurial Award

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyOn Oct. 10, the National Network of Reporting Companies shared an Oct. 9 press release from the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation (IWEC) announcing that NCRA associate member Ellen Grauer will receive the 2017 IWEC Award at the organization’s annual conference in November. Grauer has been recognized for her “trailblazing work offering first-class court reporting services to the legal community nationally and globally for the past 20 years.”

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2018 NCRA Firm Owners Executive Conference heads to Florida

Registration is now open for the 2018 NCRA Firm Owners Executive Conference being held Jan. 28-30 at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Fla. Participants in the 2018 event can expect to connect, learn, and get energized as they attend insightful educational sessions and valuable networking events alongside other industry leaders.

Members are urged to register for the conference soon to take advantage of a discount rate being offered through Dec. 15. Rates for the conference registration will increase by $100 beginning Dec. 16. Special hotel rates for the event will also expire on Jan. 5, 2018.

Among the guest speakers on the bill this year is Steve Scott, SEO strategist, internet marketing educator, and owner of the Tampa SEO Training Academy. Scott will lead a session dedicated to business marketing on the web. He will touch on the secrets to search engine optimization (SEO) success, tactics and techniques for online marketing, and social media marketing, among other topics.

Since August 2006, Scott has worked with individuals and corporate clients to use internet marketing strategies like SEO, local search, social media, pay-per-click, and more. His clients have included IBM, American Express, Reader’s Digest, and Revlon.

Steve Scott will present on search engine optimization strategies

“During my career I’ve developed websites and search engine optimization programs for clients, both large and small. Helping business owners worldwide create a powerful online presence for their brands is my life’s work,” he said. “As an SEO industry veteran with a history in computer training dating back to 1990, I’ve trained and consulted with Fortune 1000 companies and have logged nearly 4,000+ hours in a hands-on training environment.”

According to Cregg Seymour, Chair of NCRA’s Education Content Committee for the NCRA Firm Owners Executive Conference, attending the event will help firm owners generate new business.

“Through the premier networking at Firm Owners in 2017, we have created new relationships and strengthened existing ones. We continue to enjoy new or increased business that has benefited both our network partner firms and us,” added Seymour, who also serves as president of CRC Salomon, a court reporting firm in Baltimore, Md.

For more information and to register for the host hotel and conference, visit NCRA.org/FirmOwners.

Website accessibility in the hot seat

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyThe captioning firm VITAC posted an article on Sept. 26 that addresses recent issues surrounding website accessibility and how it is enforced through the ADA.

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Tasks that paralegals can delegate to court reporting firms

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyA blog written by Kramm Court Reporting offers 11 tasks that paralegals can delegate to court reporting firms that would help increase efficiency. Among the tasks are finding and reserving conference rooms, setting up interpreters, and providing a common calendar for parties to access. JD Supra shared the post on Sept 21.

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Arizona court reporting firm commits to hurricane relief with Rotary International

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyIn a press release issued Sept. 23, Herder & Associates Court Reporting, based in Phoenix, Ariz., announced that through its association with Rotary International, it has contributed to aid those affected by the recent hurricanes and urges others to do the same.

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U.S. Legal Support receives ‘best of’ awards

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyU.S. Legal Support, Inc., Houston, Texas, announced in press releases issued Sept. 14 that the firm has been voted the 2017 Best Court Reporting and Deposition Service Provider in the Midwest by readers of The National Law Journal for the fifth consecutive year. The firm also picked up similar awards in California.

Director from Chicago court reporting firm to speak at NALS

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyIn a press release issued Sept. 18, Depo International announced that DeAnne Brooks, its director of business development, will serve as a speaker at the National Association for Legal Professionals annual conference in October.

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Pohlman acquires Amicus Court Reporters

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyAn Aug. 22 press release from Pohlman Reporting announced that it is acquiring Amicus Court Reporters, a firm that offers professional court reporting services throughout the Chicago area. The press release explains that the acquisition enhances Pohlman’s footprint in Chicago.

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Steno Services enhances videoconferencing abilities

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyOklahoma-based Steno Services announced in a press release issued Aug.28 that it has designed a videoconferencing suite that is fully mobile.

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PE-backed Lexitas buys Deitz Court Reporting

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyLexitas, a national provider of litigation support services, announced in a press release issued Aug. 14 that it has acquired Hoorwitz, Inc., dba Deitz Court Reporting.

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