The Distinguished Service Award (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 and captioning professions, including service to NCRA as a member, a committee member, a director, or an officer of the Association. The award winner will be recognized at the 2022 NCRA Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., July 21-24. Nominations close March 15.
Recommendations for the DSA may be submitted by NCRA voting members or by recognized court reporting associations. Candidates must be a Registered Member of NCRA in good standing or a Registered Retired Member or Registered Retired Lifetime Member who was a member in good standing upon retirement.
The 2021 DSA was awarded to Alan Peacock, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, a court reporter and captioner from Mobile, Ala. Peacock was honored at a special awards ceremony held at the 2021 NCRA Conference & Expo that took place July 29-Aug. 1 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Read more.
Other NCRA recognition awards:
CASE Award of Excellence: This special award is for a court reporting instructor. Was there someone special who inspired you, who got you through the ups, downs, and plateaus of your court reporting classes? If your teacher was an incredible influence in your getting started, now is the time to say thank you by nominating them for the Council on Approved Student Education (CASE) Award of Excellence. Nominations close April 1.
Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR): If you know a dedicated court reporter or captioner who has contributed to the profession in a big way over the years, nominate that person as a Fellow. Candidates must be active practitioners in the field and have at least 15 years of experience. Criteria for nomination include the publication of important papers, legislative or creative contributions to the field, and service on committees or boards. Nominations close April 1.