As National Court Reporting & Captioning Week winds down, NCRA would like to congratulate and thank everyone who celebrated the week-long event either by participating in or hosting a special activity. As part of the association’s grassroots campaign to help increase awareness about the court reporting and captioning professions and the importance they play in preserving history and aiding the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, members were encouraged to seek legislative recognition in the form of official proclamations. Below is a list of states and localities where National Court Reporting & Captioning Week received proclamations or citations from government officials. In many cases, local court reporters and captioners were on hand to witness the recognitions being made. Visit NCRA’s Facebook page to see the 2014 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week photo album.
- National Court Reporters Association: U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross
- Alabama Court Reporters Association: Rep. Becky Nordgren
- Arizona Court Reporters Association: Sen. Kimberly Yee
- In Illinois, Stenograph: Gov. Peter Quinn
- Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters: U.S. Sens. Joe Hune, Jim Ananich, Steve Bieda, Darwim Booher, Morris Hood, and Jim Marleau
- Minnesota Association of Verbatim Reporters and Captioners: Gov. Mark Dayton
- New Hampshire Court Reporters Association: Gov. Maggie Hassan; Rep. Steve Shurtleff, citation from the N.H. House of Representatives
- New York State Court Reporters Association: citation from U.S. Rep. Peter T. King
- New York: County Executive Edward P. Mangano for Nassau County
- Oregon Court Reporters Association: Oregon Legislature
- Oregon: city councils of Portland, Eugene, and Beaverton
- State of Texas, the Bexar County Court Reporters Association and San Antonio College: Mayor Julian Castro, City of San Antonio
- Wisconsin Court Reporters Association: Gov. Scott Walker
To read more about how 2014 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week was celebrated around the nation, view media coverage, 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.