Is your information for the 2017-2018 NCRA Sourcebook correct?

By Jennifer Late

If you don’t know the answer to this question, it’s time to check by visiting NCRAsourcebook.com.

If you have moved, started a new job, or if you just haven’t looked at the new NCRAsourcebook.com site recently, it’s time to update your print and online NCRA Sourcebook profiles.

NCRA provides both the print and online NCRA Sourcebook to help lawyers, paralegals, court reporting and captioning firms, members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, and other court reporters find NCRA members. Don’t be left out of these important resources. Update your profiles today!

The deadline to update your profile for the inclusion in the print NCRA Sourcebook is April 15. You can update your online NCRA Sourcebook listing anytime you have a change in circumstance.

Instructions for updating your profiles

  1. Log in to the member access area of the home page on NCRA.org.

The “My Main Profile” tab is your information for the print 2017–2018 NCRA Sourcebook. And the “My Sourcebook Listings” tab is your information for the online NCRA Sourcebook. For many members, this information may be identical, but some members may request that different data be shown in these areas. If you forgot your password, click on the “Forgot/Reset Password” link on NCRA.org and follow the instructions.

  1. Confirm your information for the print 2017–2018 NCRA Sourcebook.

The print 2017–2018 NCRA Sourcebook will go into production in just a few short weeks. Select the “My Main Profile” button to view the information that will appear in your basic print listing if you do not make changes by April 15.

If any of your print 2017–2018 NCRA Sourcebook information needs to be updated, please:

  1. Make your necessary changes
  2. Click “Save” at the bottom of the screen to save your updates

If you wish to purchase multiple listings, display advertising, Buyer’s Guide advertising, and Premium or Premium Plus firm directory listings for the print 2017–2018 NCRA Sourcebook, please contact barmentrout@ncra.org by May 1.

  1. Confirm your information for the online NCRA Sourcebook.

The online NCRA Sourcebook is available 24/7 for updating. Select the “My Sourcebook Listings” button to view the information that will appear in your basic online listing unless you make changes.

If any of your online NCRA Sourcebook information needs to be updated, please:

  1. Choose “Update”
  2. Make your necessary changes
  3. Click “Save” at the bottom of the screen to save your updates

If you wish to purchase a Premium or Premium Plus listing for the online NCRA Sourcebook, choose “View/Upgrade” in step 1 above.

A few last notes about updating your Sourcebook listings.

Your credentials can only be updated by NCRA staff and state credentials are not listed in the NCRA Sourcebook. For accuracy and security purposes, we cannot accept verbal changes over the phone. If you have questions about your information, please email sourcebook@ncra.org.

Jennifer Late is NCRA’s Assistant Director of Membership. She can be reached at jlate@ncra.org.

Experience the NCRA Booth on the Expo floor

Find out the latest in what your association is doing for you by making sure the NCRA Membership Booth at the 2016 Convention & Expo being held Aug. 4-7 at the Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Ill., is on your list of destinations this year.

Highlights this year include meeting with the keynote and other session presenters to keep the conversation going, raffle drawings, give-a-ways, and the opportunity to try out the newly upgraded online NCRA Sourcebook. The new platform includes a revised search engine and a new look to how listings are displayed.

In addition, visitors to the booth between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, will have the opportunity to have a free web-friendly headshot taken by a professional photographer. Professional high-quality headshots will also be available for purchase. The web-friendly photos will make the perfect headshot for your online Sourcebook listing, your Facebook page, or your company website.

Visitors to the NCRA Membership Booth will also have the opportunity to purchase a select number of store items at a special show discount, including The Deposition Handbook, NCRA’s completely revised guide for court reporters. This new release  offers guidance on everything from preparing for the deposition to working with a legal videographer to a review of ethical and legal guidelines. The Deposition Handbook is a useful reference for all freelancers, with advice on common situations from a diverse group of firm owners and freelancers from across the country. In addition, a robust Resources sections gives you additional ways to find the answers you need on the job. This compact handbook was designed specifically for use as a handy reference guide that can be easily carried to any job.

NCRA’s RPR Study Guide will also be available for purchase. Released last year, the study guide is a comprehensive book that takes each knowledge area of the RPR exam and provides a manageable, straightforward tutorial of what candidates need to learn to be successful on test day. The RPR Study Guide can provide the edge to candidates readying to test for the certification. It  includes individual sections focused on the different topics of the Written Knowledge Test, tips and tricks for speedbuilding and avoiding test anxiety for the Skills Test, and hundreds of practice questions, including pinpointed subject tests and full practice tests that mimic the real thing.

 

NCRA launched redesigned online NCRA Sourcebook

A newly redesigned online NCRA Sourcebook is now available through the National Court Reporters Association’s website. As the newly redesigned membership search site integrates directly with each record,  members can update their information online and see those changes in effect immediately. In addition, members can also add photos to their records.