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Court reporters share their nightmares

In honor of all the Halloween scares happening this week, we asked court reporters on social media what bad dreams they have had. Here are…

You know you’re a court reporter if …

We recently asked this fill-in-the-blank question on the NCRA Facebook page. Here are some of the great answers: You know you’re a court reporter if…

Praising punctuation

In honor of National Punctuation Day on Sept. 24, we recently asked these questions on the NCRA Facebook page. Here are some of the responses:…

A court reporter hits the open road

By Monyeen Black, RPR, CRR About 10 years ago I purchased my first motorcycle after completing a motorcycle safety class in Paso Robles, Calif.  I…

Bringing captions to Coachella

By Heidi Renner When Isaiah Roberts, RPR, Magnolia, Ill., thought he wrote the word lemon while captioning Ariana Grande’s performance at Coachella, he was a…

Generation Z loves captions

A few studies have found that Generation Z, consisting of people born between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s, find using captions helps them with learning…

New Professional Spotlight: Tracey L. Tracy

By Rachel Barkume, RPR Tracey Tracy, RPR, is a freelance court reporter in Tacoma, Wash. She graduated from the online court reporting technologies program at Green River College in…

Angel Donor Profile: Marjorie Peters

The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) supports the advancement of the court reporting and captioning professions through education, scholarship, recognition, and programs critical to preserving…

New Professional Spotlight: Cathy Carpenter

Cathy Carpenter, originally from Buffalo, N.Y., currently lives and works as a freelance court reporter in St. Petersburg, Fla. She graduated from the University at…

New Professional Spotlight: Brad Benjamin

Brad Benjamin is a new freelance court reporter in Chicago, Ill. A graduate of MacCormac College, he covers various types of work including court hearings,…

The Men of Court Reporting

By Rich Germosen Have you ever noticed that court reporting is a field dominated by the lovely ladies?  No? Oh, I have. When I first started…