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Call for 2015 DSA nominations

Know a peer or colleague who has gone above and beyond efforts to support NCRA and the court reporting and captioning profession? Then consider nominating them for NCRA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award. The deadline to nominate someone for NCRA’s 55th DSA is Feb. 6.

The DSA is the highest honor NCRA can bestow on a member and recognizes the distinguished work and service by an individual member for the benefit of the court reporting profession, including service to NCRA as a member, a committee member, a director, or an officer of the Association. Other displays of distinguished work include contributing to the JCR, or service at a state court reporters association or in the field of public relations or public affairs. Award winners are recognized at the NCRA Convention & Expo.

To be eligible for consideration, nominations can be submitted only by voting members of NCRA or by recognized court reporting associations. In addition, nominations must include information supporting why the person being nominated should be considered. Finally, DSA candidates cannot be acting as a member of the DSA Committee or as an officer or director of NCRA.

“I was very humbled to receive the Distinguished Service Award from NCRA in 2014,” said recipient Brenda L. Fauber, RDR, CRR, CPE, an official court reporter from Omaha, Neb.

“My career in the court reporting field has served me very well. Giving back to that profession through my work with state and national associations has been very rewarding to me. But being recognized for that work was really an honor,” added Fauber, who holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of RDR, CPE, and CRR. She has been a court reporter since 1980.

Nominations for NCRA’s DSA should be sent to the Chair of the DSA Committee or by mail to NCRA, 8224 Old Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22182. For more information, visit