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Working through COVID-19

Here’s a collection of materials to help you through the days ahead. We’ve also collected some from other websites.

Legislative information

How the Federal stimulus bill affects the court reporting and captioning industry

COVID-19 stimulus resources

Professional/state resources

Working remotely for court reporters and captioners

Checking in with captioners

Office setups and remote preparation part of downtime

Tips for captioners about working through coronavirus

Remote but in control: Virtual depositions are the new normal

Helpful how-tos for remote depositions

Tools for web conferencing

What states allow remote and/or online notarization?

Handling of exhibits for remote depositions

Stenograph’s blog offers tools for working during COVID-19

Handy Checklist for Participant Tasks in Remote Depositions

Seven Remote Deposition Tips for Attorneys

Your home office

Working from home while parenting

Setting up a home office

Scam alert

Cyberthieves and hackers are taking advantage of the pandemic to scam the general public, and we are aware that someone is promising to sell an NCRA mailing list. Don’t be fooled! Official email requests from NCRA will come from either contact or an email with an name. NCRA emails also include an reply email. If in doubt about something you’ve received, email

Here are articles from the NCRA Technology Committee about other security issues:

Anti virus software for court reporters

TechLinks: What you need to know to protect against cyberattacks

TechLinks: Staying safe online

TechLinks: How to build a strong password

TechLinks: Is this email for real?

Better Business Bureau warns about posting your senior picture in #Classof2020 Facebook challenge

What’s happening at NCRA headquarters

New webinars April 6 and 7

Stay in the know: NCRA event updates, webinars, and more

Message from NCRA President Max Curry

NCRA events that are canceled

March and April Written Knowledge Test registration and testing

March 27 and 28 spring CLVS hands-on training and production exam

May 17-19 2020 Leadership & Legislative Boot Camp

News articles and blog posts

Consider some sample statements when taking remote depositions

Just-launched Stenovate: COVID-19 will give court reporters, stenographers work for years to come

Has the legal system been knocked out by coronavirus? Ask the lawyer

Stenograph’s blog offers tools for working during COVID-19

Effective Time Management While Working Remotely During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Has the time finally come for increased reliance on remote hearings and depositions?

How to conduct depositions remotely

Pointers for taking depositions by videoconference during COVID-19

Top legal trends going into the new decade

Top tips for a Zoom remote deposition

Public resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) World Health Organization

United States Department of Health & Human Services

As various areas of the United States, Canada, and other countries have been affected at different rates and in different ways, please also consult your local and state health departments as well as your personal physician about the latest updates in your region.

Personal experiences

What does your week look like?

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