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Call for 2017 DSA nominations

2016 DSA
Willy Greenley accepts the 2016 DSA on behalf of her husband William

Has a peer or colleague gone above and beyond to support NCRA and the court reporting and captioning profession? Then consider nominating that person for NCRA’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award (DSA). The deadline to nominate someone for NCRA’s 57th DSA is Feb. 10.

The DSA is the highest honor NCRA can bestow on a member. It 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, only voting members of NCRA or by recognized court reporting associations can submit nominations. In addition, nominations must include information supporting why the nominee should be considered. Finally, DSA candidates cannot be an active member of the DSA Committee or the NCRA Board of Directors.

The purpose of the Distinguished Service Award is to encourage and recognize work amounting to distinguished service by individual members for the benefit of the reporting profession. A recipient of the DSA:

  • must be a Registered Member of NCRA in good standing or a Registered Retired Member who was a member in good standing upon retirement
  • cannot be an active member of the DSA Committee or an active officer or director of the Association
  • must have been involved in NCRA affairs on an extensive level, along with service to state and other reporting associations, public affairs and public relations, writing for association publications, and the advancement of the profession

Voting members of NCRA may submit nominations through an online form, by email to, or by mail to NCRA, Attn: DSA, 12030 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 20191, by Feb. 10. Click here for more information.