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New video launched to support Take Note campaign, Court Reporting & Captioning Week

NCRA has announced the addition of a new 30-second video to the cache of resources already available to support its Take Note campaign and 2015 Court Reporting & Captioning Week happening Feb. 15 through Feb. 21. The trendy and edgy animated video was funded by NCRF and is available for download at the and websites.

“NCRF is pleased to support NCRA’s exciting Take Note campaign and specifically the creation of the hip, new video geared toward today’s career-discerning youth,” said NCRF Chair Jan Ballman, RPR, CMRS. “The Foundation’s Trustees understand the importance of increasing awareness of the court reporting and captioning professions and are excited to be involved in this fabulous initiative.”

In addition to a generic version, a second version of the video allows schools to customize the last frame by inserting their name and location. The video is expected to be shared with hundreds of potential new court reporting students throughout the nation during Court Reporting & Captioning Week.

“Court Reporting & Captioning Week provides the perfect backdrop for premiering the video and making it available to NCRA members, state associations, firms, and schools. All are encouraged to post and share it on social media, as well as use it as a tool when presenting court reporting at high school career days and other events,” Ballman added.

“NCRA is grateful for the Foundation’s generous support of this latest resource in its arsenal of tools to help spread the word about the many benefits the court reporting profession offers as well as the positive employment outlook future holds,” said NCRA President Sarah E. Nageotte, RDR, CRR, CBC.

“Contributions by NCRA members and others to the Foundation ensure resources and tools such as this exciting new video are available to help support this wonderful and unique profession,” she added.

Throughout NCRA’s 2015 Court Reporting & Captioning Week, court reporters, captioners, firms, state association, and court reporting schools across the nation and Canada will host a variety of activities to help showcase the profession and to raise public awareness of the growing number of career opportunities the field has to offer.

NCRA has provided an array of resources to assist members and schools including  press release templates, media pitches, and more available at NCRA’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week resources page, as well as  a variety of informational materials such as a summary of the court reporting profession, a PowerPoint presentation, logos, ads, web banners, and general marketing elements at The new 30-second video is available at both sites.