“When faced with being replaced by digital technology, I had to make a decision to face it head on, and once I did, I never looked back. What I learned is there’s no downside to providing realtime,” wrote Merilee Johnson, RPR, CCP, CBC, CRR, in a blog post on Paradigm Reporting’s website on April 1.
Johnson credits NCRA’s Taking Realtime Awareness and Innovation Nationwide with helping her overcome the fear of writing realtime. “Realtime is our future, but it’s also intimidating. For years I let that intimidation hold me back,” she wrote. “Being a better realtime writer presents better jobs, a quicker turnaround time, and a new appreciation for court reporters by attorneys and clients.”