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Philadelphia reporter wins new member prize

Shemiah Bynes

Shemiah Bynes, an official reporter in Philadelphia, Pa., is a new NCRA member winner. She was chosen from the people who joined by April 30 to win a $100 Amazon gift card. She talked to the JCR Weekly about the win.

JCR | Where do you work?

SB | I work for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.

JCR | How long have you been a court reporter?

SB | I’ve been an official court reporter for 21 years.

JCR | How did you decide to become a court reporter?

Shemiah Bynes’ yearbook photo

SB | I was inspired by my father to become a court reporter. When I was younger, I can recall him practicing on his machine, vigorously trying to master his skill. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to finish school, and I decided in eighth grade that I was going to carry the torch and pursue this career.  It’s actually in my school yearbook.

JCR | What made you decide to become an NCRA member?

SB | I became an NCRA member to further my career goals and to stay current in my profession.

JCR | What are you looking forward to as an NCRA member?

SB | I’m looking forward to taking advantage of all that NCRA has to offer its members and to continue my career as a professional and a certified court reporter.

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