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What’s Happening: Court reporters reach out to Oklahoma

In the wake of the devastation caused by the massive tornado that touched down in Moore, Okla., the Oklahoma Court Reporters Association collected donations to benefit a court reporter who lost the home she was living in and all of her belongings. NCRA has also contributed to OCRA.

“It is important that members of the court reporting family know that they have the support available to them to help replace damaged or lost equipment and other items that would prohibit them from working,” said Jim Cudahy, NCRA executive director and CEO. “Court reporters are inherently caring and generous, whether the need is for money or time. Their readiness to aid a fellow reporter reflects the selflessness that makes those in our profession so unique.”

Kelly Stoabs, a freelance reporter, was away when the tornado hit the city of Moore. However, the home she was living in was flattened by the tornado, leaving her with only the clothes and items she had with her. Her steno machine was with her, said Chrystal Vance, a member of OCRA’s board of directors and donations coordinator.