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Jim Bouley Family Lifetime Award for Altruism nominations now open

Nominations are now being accepted for The Jim Bouley Family Lifetime Award for Altruism. The award is given to a court reporter or captioner with more than 25 years of experience who has given back to the profession and the community with no expectation of reward. The deadline for nominations is May 1.

The Jim Bouley Family Lifetime Award, previously called the Santo J. Aurelio Award for Altruism,  was renamed in 2021 when the eight Bouley family children chose to donate to NCRF in recognition of their father, who was an exemplary role model as a court reporter, instructor, and philanthropist.

Last year, the award was presented to Sue Terry, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC, a freelance court reporter and captioner from Springfield, Ohio. “I’ll never forget looking up and seeing Michael Bouley smiling and looking at me,” Terry said of the moment when she understood she had won the award. “[A]nd that’s when the realization hit that it really was my name. I’ve had many great days in this profession, but I know there will never be another day or moment that I will be more thankful to have made the choices that led me to be involved in the work of the associations. As I told Michael later, I intend to continue working hard for our profession because I want to always be sure the generosity and spirit of the Bouley family and the work of our NCRF Foundation is honored through continued service.”

The Bouley Award, which will be presented annually at the NCRA Conference & Expo, will be announced at the Awards Luncheon in Houston, Texas., on Saturday, July 29.

Full award requirements and a nomination form can be found here. For information about The Jim Bouley Family Lifetime Award for Altruism, contact NCRF Manager Jill Parker Landsman at