Across the nation, plans are being finalized to mark the 2014 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week, Feb. 16 – 22, and the excitement is growing among court reporters, captioners, firms, and court reporting schools, eager to participate, according to NCRA’s communications team.
In Hawaii, Sami Silvia, RPR, CRR, president of the Hawaii Court Reporters and Captioners Association, said the association is building a new website for this year’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week and will also be actively posting information about the profession on its Facebook page throughout the week.
In Missouri, Patricia L. Dean Ziegler, Ed.D, associate professor and program coordinator for the St. Louis Community College-Meramec, said the school will be sponsoring a program called Career Connections in Court Reporting and Captioning, in honor of Court Reporting & Captioning Week. The program will feature six court reporters representing official and freelance reporters, captioners, and CART providers. The representatives will participate in a round-robin format with students and other attendees to discuss aspects of the career. In addition, an array of sessions will cover topics including career paths, job search strategies, interview techniques, skills for success, and personal practice strategies. The program also includes a meet and greet, an information session especially for prospective new students, and a panel discussion that will be broadcast live with captions on the Internet as part of the school’s recruiting efforts to reach online and out-of-state students.
In Washington, D.C., the Greater Washington Shorthand Reporters Association will mark the week-long event by facilitating opportunities for student reporters to shadow professional reporters throughout the Washington-metropolitan area.
For more information about how you can celebrate 2014 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week or to find the latest in resources including press release templates, media pitches, power points, and more, please visit NCRA’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week resources page or contact the NCRA communications team at PR@ncra.org.