Stenograph announces release of Luminex II

In a press release issued Aug. 2, Stenograph announced it has unveiled its latest writing machine, the Luminex II.

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Local college launching court reporter program in response to growing shortage

NCRA members Jennifer Dunn, RPR, an official court reporter from Creve Coeur, Mo., and Cindy Taylor, a freelance court reporter from St. Charles, Mo., are featured in a story aired by KMOV Channel 4 on July 30, about the launch of a new court reporting program at St. Charles Community College in response to the nationwide growing shortage of professionals.

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Court reporter shortage in Bexar County

NCRA member and official court reporter Erminia Uviedo, RDR, CRR, CRC, San Antonio, Texas, was featured along with other court officials in a segment that aired on KENS Channel 5 on June 24 that addresses the negative impact a shortage of court reporters is having on cases in Bexar County. NCRA and the Ducker Study is also mentioned in the piece.

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Fortz Legal expands their offices for court reporting services

In a press release issued June 21, Fortz Legal, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., announced that the firm has expanded its court reporting service area to include West Bloomfield.

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Shortage in the court: Reporters dwindled but jobs still vital

On June 10, The Chief Leader posted an article quoting Eric Allen, president of the union that represents State Supreme Court reporters. Allen told court reporting students attending Plaza College in Queens, N.Y., that new technology in the field has brought its own challenges. He noted: “Without that human factor, when people talk over each other, or someone has an accent — when someone goes to type from the recording, they have no one to ask ‘What did they say?’”

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Column warns about AV operators

A column in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal offers a warning to beware of AV operators replacing CSRs in depositions.

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What’s next in the future of depositions?

On June 5, JD Supra posted a blog about how rapid changes to the legal profession will begin to impact the future of depositions.

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Litigation Services announces its acquisition of Kim Thayer & Associates of Fresno, CA

Litigation Services, based in Las Vegas, Nev., announced in a press release issued June 3 that the firm has acquired Kim Thayer & Associates, based in Fresno, Calif.

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Veritext Legal Solutions expands court reporting student scholarship program

In a press release issued May 20, Veritext Legal Solutions, based in Livingstone, N.J., announced that the firm has expanded its court reporting student scholarship program.

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N.Y. court reporter honored

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on May 21 that  Brooklyn Supreme Court chief court reporter Keith Olarnick was honored with the Hon. William T. Bellard Award by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County.

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