The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF), the philanthropic arm of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), announced that Linda K. McSwain, RPR, an official court reporter from Mobile, Ala., has been appointed to serve a two-year term on its Board of Trustees.
“I am so honored to be appointed to serve on the NCRF Board of Trustees. I want to thank the board members that served before me for leaving a legacy for our profession to follow,” McSwain said. “The Foundation can only remain strong when its members become stronger. Just think, one person can make a difference for another and begin a domino effect that helps to improve the state of our profession,” she added.
McSwain has more than 20 years of experience working as a freelance and official court reporter. She holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and is a certified shorthand reporter in Alabama and Mississippi. Her professional experience has included work in the courtroom as well as taking depositions. She has been the recipient of multiple certificates of appreciation for producing accurate, timely, and completed transcripts.
She currently serves as an official court reporter for the Sixteenth Chancery Court, Pascagoula, Miss.
At the national level, McSwain is a past NCRA Director. She also served on NCRA’s National Committee for State Associations for more than four years, including as chair. She has presented numerous seminars at state leadership conferences and at NCRA conferences. McSwain has also participated in NCRA’s Leadership Training & Legislative Boot Camp.
At the state level, McSwain holds membership in the Alabama Court Reporters Association (ACRA) where she is a past president and has served on a number of its committees. She also holds membership in the Mississippi Court Reporters Association.
Active in her community, McSwain also holds membership in Jack and Jill of America, a nonprofit organization formed during the Great Depression by African American mothers with the mission of bringing together children in a social and cultural environment. She is also a member of the Athenian Civic and Social Club.
“Please remember that we all are stewards of this great profession, and we have an obligation to leave it better than we found it. So please be a part of the legacy,” McSwain said.
For more information about NCRF or to learn how you can support its many programs through volunteering your time or making a contribution, visit NCRA.org, or email Jill Parker Landsman, Foundation Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.