Some of the best and fasted writers in the country today put their fingers to the test during NCRA’s National Speed Competition in San Francisco. The competition, which drew 38 NCRA members, marks the start of the NCRA 2014 Convention & Expo being held July 31 – Aug. 3 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Contestants in today’s competition wrote and transcribed three legs each of five minutes in length – 220 wpm literary, 230 wpm legal opinion, and 280 wpm testimony, with the goal of qualifying for each with an accuracy of 95 percent or better. The best combined score wins the championship. To qualify to participate, contestants must hold the Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) or Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) nationally recognized certifications. The National Realtime Competition will be held tomorrow during the Convention. Winners of both contests will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Sat., Aug. 3. Be sure to watch TheJCR.com for continued updates about what’s happening at this year’s NCRA Convention & Expo.