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Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters wins proclamation drawing

The Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters (MAPCR) was drawn as the winner of NCRA’s 2020 Court Reporting & Captioning Week proclamation challenge. The proclamation was signed by Michigan’s Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in recognition of the week and was submitted to NCRA by MAPCR President Rochelle L. McNally, RPR, CRC, CRR, a broadcast captioner from Rockford, Mich.

“Court Reporting & Captioning Week is a valuable marketing tool in bringing awareness to our profession,” said McNally. “The idea of dedicating a week to the recognition of our valuable work and requesting a proclamation from state governors is pure genius.  Marketing builds awareness and we need more of it!  Michigan appreciates the opportunity to win an NCRA convention registration.”

2020 Court Reporting & Captioning Week was observed with an array of activities and celebrations Feb. 8-15 by members, state associations, and schools, and celebrated the theme For the love of steno.

A total of 16 state proclamations and two at the national level were obtained in honor of the week. As the winner of NCRA’s second Court Reporting & Captioning Week proclamation challenge, MAPCR will be given one full registration to NCRA’s 2020 Conference & Expo being held Aug. 6-9 in Orlando, Fla.

In addition to all the activities and celebrations marking the week, there was also ample media coverage showcasing the profession. To read more about how others celebrated, visit the and search 2020 Court Reporting & Captioning Week.

Even though the 2020 event is over, it is always a good time celebrate and promote the court reporting and captioning professions. Be sure to visit the NCRA Court Reporting & Captioning Week resources page to download a variety of materials, including many that can be customized and designed to help promote the profession.

Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendars and start planning now to celebrate NCRA’s 2021 Court Reporting & Captioning Week Feb. 6-13.