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Start your new career path as a court reporter

On July 18, Fox Channel 2, St. Louis, Mo., aired an interview with NCRA members Debbie Walters, the CEO of PohlmanUSA, and court reporter Angela Taylor, RPR, about the need for more court reporters and NCRA’s A to ZTM Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand. Watch here. … [Continue reading...]

Come to Denver for great learning, great networking, and lots of fun!

What can videographers expect at the NCRA 2019 Convention & Expo this Aug. 15-18 in Denver, Colo.? Lots of networking, lots of learning, and lots of great fun! Don’t miss the opportunity for reconnecting with old friends and building your network with new ones – make sure to build your relationships at the Opening Reception, during scheduled coffee breaks, and share your experiences with colleagues old and new at the Saturday Awards Luncheon … [Continue reading...]

Working from home while parenting

Holly Smith with her sons The benefits of working from home for some people are priceless. For example, a work-at-home situation can offer flexibility, a more casual surrounding, and more time with the family. But for work-at-home professionals with small children, the situation often means creating a balanced environment where both work and family receive the needed attention. In a recent JCR Weekly question of the week, readers who work … [Continue reading...]

Ask the Techie: iPads and realtime setup

Dear Techie: I’m taking the plunge and am going to offer realtime to some select clients — not just for myself. My realtime setup will include iPads for the attorneys to view the transcript. I will be using an iPad that I use for personal use as well. What tips can the Tech Committee provide to ensure that my data on my personal device won’t be accessed by a client? Thanks! Realtime Adventurer Dear Adventurer: Alan Peacock, … [Continue reading...]

New Professional Spotlight: Amanda Harwell

Amanda Harwell By Selana Scott and Michael Hensley, RDR Amanda Harwell is a graduate of MacCormac College in Chicago, Ill.  As a new professional court reporter, she has started her career with gusto.  Providing coverage for the Chicago area, she handles many different types of proceedings.  Ask anyone who has worked with her, and they’ll tell you she is a force to be reckoned with. She recently spoke to the court reporting … [Continue reading...]

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My (not-so-secret) life as a weekend rock star

By Patricia Nilsen (with Kiki Kim) Patricia Nilsen As a lifelong fan of Mötley Crüe, the glam-metal band that became famous in the 1980s, my dream as a … [Read More...]

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Start your new career path as a court reporter

On July 18, Fox Channel 2, St. Louis, Mo., aired an interview with NCRA members Debbie Walters, the CEO of PohlmanUSA, and court reporter Angela … [Read More...]

Great sessions planned for captioners at NCRA 2019 Convention & Expo

What can captioners expect at the NCRA 2019 Convention & Expo this Aug. 15-18 in Denver, Colo.? Lots of networking, lots of learning, and lots of … [Read More...]

Students: Find Education, Fun at the NCRA Convention & Expo

Students planning to attend the NCRA 2019 Convention & Expo this Aug. 15-18 in Denver, Colo., are in for a treat! In addition to getting a great … [Read More...]

Working from home while parenting

Holly Smith with her sons The benefits of working from home for some people are priceless. For example, a work-at-home situation can … [Read More...]

Once again, PAC your baskets

NCRA’s Government Relations Department is sponsoring its second Gift Basket Extravaganza to benefit the Association’s PAC (Political Action … [Read More...]

10 sessions to attend at the NCRA 2019 Convention & Expo

If you’re already planning to attend the NCRA 2019 Convention & Expo this Aug. 15-18 in Denver, Colo., you are in for a treat! We have a great … [Read More...]

A family affair turns into a CLVS story

By Andrea Kreutz A Certified Legal Video Specialist has to be prepared for the unexpected at all times. Typically, these surprises include … [Read More...]

Court reporting program open house coming to Oak Forest

Patch.com reported on July 11 that the South Suburban College (SSC), Oak Forest, Ill., is hosting a court reporting open house on July 25 to showcase … [Read More...]

Court reporter shortage in San Mateo County, Calif.

The Daily Journal, San Mateo County, Calif., reported on July 12 that due to a severe court reporter shortage, the county’s Superior Court will no … [Read More...]

What a day: Stolen machine, undercover work, and victory

Crystal Martin and her stolen machine Crystal Martin is a captioner in Covina, Calif. Her steno machine was recently stolen from her car, which led … [Read More...]

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