NCRA raises visibility of court reporting profession at ABA Techshow

Photo by: Melanie Humphrey-Sonntag

Photo by: Melanie Humphrey-Sonntag

NCRA recently exhibited at the American Bar Association’s annual Techshow Conference and Expo in Chicago. Volunteer NCRA members spent the two-day event working a booth where they offered attendees demonstrations of realtime technology, information about NCRA and its benefits, and the importance of court reporters in ensuring history is preserved. The effort was part of NCRA’s National Outreach Committee, a group charged with increasing public awareness of the court reporting profession

Photo by: Melanie Humphrey-Sonntag

Photo by: Melanie Humphrey-Sonntag

and the need for more court reporting students.

NCRA volunteers who staffed this year’s booth included: Stephanie Battaglia, RMR, CRR, Hinsdale, Ill.; Nancy Bistany, RPR, Morton Grove, Ill.; Kathie Grove, RPR, CRR, CLVS, Wheaton, Ill.; LeAnn Hibler, RMR, CRR, CCP, Joliet, Ill.; Melanie Humphrey-Sonntag, RDR, CRR, CCP, St. Charles, Ill.; Cathy Rajcan, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, Wheaton, Ill.; Sandi Rocca, RMR, CRR, Hinsdale, Ill.; and Donna Urlaub, RMR, CRR, Chicago, Ill. Other volunteers included Stephen Goethals and Kimber Russell.

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American Bar Association House of Delegates adopts resolutions on cybersecurity

During the 2014 ABA annual meeting in Boston, the American Bar Association House of Delegates adopted a resolution on cybersecurity. The resolution encourages private and public sector organizations to develop, implement, and maintain an appropriate cybersecurity program that complies with applicable ethical and legal obligations. The organization cited cybercrime and cyberterrorism has increased and become a serious problem to our economy and our country as reasons for adopting the resolution.

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NCRA raises visibility of court reporting profession at ABA Techshow

NCRA recently exhibited at the American Bar Association’s annual Techshow Conference and Expo in Chicago. Volunteer NCRA members spent the three-day event working a booth where they offered attendees demonstrations of realtime technology, information about NCRA and its benefits, and the importance of court reporters in ensuring history is preserved. The effort was part of NCRA’s National Outreach Committee’s charges, which include increasing public awareness of the court reporting profession and the need for more court reporting students. NCRA member volunteers included: Nancy Bistany, RPR, Morton Grove, Ill.; Kathy Cortopassi, RMR, CRR, CBC, CCP, Crown Point, Ind.; Kathie Grove, RPR, CRR, CLVS, Wheaton, Ill.; Melanie Humphrey-Sonntag, RDR, CRR, CCP, St. Charles, Ill.; Cathy Rajcan, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, Wheaton, Ill.; and Maria Winn, RPR, CRR, a freelance reporter from Morton Grove, Ill.

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