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Honor your peers by nominating them for an NCRA award

The deadline to nominate a colleague for one of several NCRA honors is quickly approaching. The Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters, the NCRA CASE Award of Excellence, and the Distinguished Service Award are all ways to recognize NCRA members who are giving back to the profession. Be sure to submit your nominations for these prestigious awards by March 1.

“These awards reflect the strong camaraderie among NCRA members and the admiration they have for each other. Everyone has a hero in life, and this is the perfect opportunity for members to recognize theirs by nominating someone for these honors,” said NCRA’s Senior Director of Education and Certification, Cynthia R. Bruce, M.S. Ed.

NCRA Distinguished Service Award. 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. Other displays of distinguished work include contributing to the JCR, service at a state court reporters association, or work in the field of public relations or public affairs. Award winners are recognized at the NCRA Conference & Expo. Nominations close March 1.

CASE Award of ExcellenceThe CASE Award of Excellence recognizes an outstanding educator who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of court reporter education through teaching, research, involvement with students, and the profession. 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 CASE Award of Excellence. Nominations close March 1.

Fellows of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR)Fellows of the Academy of Professional Reporters is a professional distinction conferred upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the field of verbatim stenographic reporting and/or stenographic captioning. Candidates for Fellowship are required to have been in the active practice of reporting/captioning for at least 15 years. Criteria for nomination include the publication of important papers, legislative or creative contributions to the field, and service on committees or boards. A list of past Fellows is available hereNominations for the 2024 class close March 1.