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Meet the NCRA Committees: Technology Committee

The Creative Content Task Force (CCTF) was created in 2021 to assist with identifying and providing content that can be shared internally and externally to help promote the stenographic court reporting and captioning professions. Among the group’s charges is the promotion of NCRA committees and the work their members are doing to help move the profession into the future. To meet this charge, CCTF Chair Anthony D. Frisolone, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, CRI, reached out to committee chairs with several questions to learn more. These profiles will appear periodically in the JCR Weekly. 

Focus on: NCRA Technology Committee

Name of Chair: Lynnette L. Mueller, FAPR, RDR, CRR

Committee Description: The Technology Committee is responsible for providing consistent research and information on both technology and realtime resources as it relates to industry trends, cutting-edge technology, and tools available to enhance and support member education and knowledge.

CCTF | Briefly, what are some of the main initiatives this committee is especially focused on this year? 

LM | Providing tech tips on a regular basis so that our members have a reliable and go-to source for their burning tech questions. Also creating JCR print technology and realtime articles on a regular basis. We’ve also developed seminar topics related to technology, as well as recruited great speakers for presentation at the NCRA Conference & Expo.


CCTF | What drives the committee members to feel so passionate about the work this group is doing?

LM | All of our committee members are themselves committed to furthering our own personal education and certification journeys. We want to instill our love of all things technology with NCRA members going forward.

CCFT | What impact do the committee members hope their work meeting the charges of this group will have on the profession both internally (on NCRA members) and externally (on the public and those working in the legal arena)? 


LM | The pandemic has taught us, in a most profound way, the importance of being able to pivot in short order; and our committee played a part in being able to guide our members through the remote environment. So, our committee members want to keep the momentum going by bringing our members rich content in our tech tips and articles and ultimately heighten their thirst for more information, provide them the confidence to be able to leave their comfort zone behind, and learn a new and more efficient way of doing tasks.

CCTF | What drives the committee members to feel so passionate about the work this group is doing? 

LM | Some benefits of your passion can include the following:

  • Fuels achievement in committee work and your career
  • Increases your skills
  • Gives you a can-do attitude in all aspects of your life
  • Sets you up for excellence

CCTF | As chair, what is the one message you would like to share with NCRA members about getting involved in committee work? 

LM | I’m reminded of this quote from Mark Twain: “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” When you love your work, it feels like a choice and not a burden. This is so true with committee work! I would say to our members to find your passion and find that one “thing” that you love and ask to be selected as a member of that committee. Your passion can drive you and provide benefits to yourself and to our members.

CCTF | Please feel free to include any additional comments you think will add to this profile. 

LM | I can enthusiastically say that my committee work has added so much value to me personally and professionally. My volunteer journey has been a rewarding and satisfying one. There’s been opportunity for growth and learning from others — definitely a nurturing experience, for sure!

Interested in joining an NCRA committee? Find out more information about NCRA committees and how to volunteer at NCRA.org/volunteer.

Lynette Mueller, FAPR, RDR, CRR, is a freelance court reporter from Memphis, Tenn. She can be reached at lynette@omegareporting.com.

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