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Court Reporter Organization Proposes to Ban Fellows From Advocating Non-Stenographic Methods

Advocating for digital reporting or other non-stenographic reporting methods could cost you a fellows title, according to a proposed amendment from the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). Critics say the amendment will intimidate court reporters from leveraging new technology, but the NCRA argues it’s trying to limit bad-mouthing from high-ranking members.

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June 25, 2020

Dog Barks, Zoom Conferences: Court Reporters’ New Normal Working Remotely

For now, all court reporters are working from home with lighter caseloads. But industry observers say recent regulatory updates and the popularity of video conferencing may accelerate court reporting in the long-term.

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May 11, 2020

Stenographers Try to Maintain Courtroom Continuity While Dealing With a Profession in Flux

Two current points about the business of court reporting intertwine fruitfully: The work pays well, and there is a significant, ongoing need for those who excel at it, both in Virginia and across the country.

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February 29, 2020

Why the Court Reporting Business Will Never Be the Same

It was May 2012, and I was in the midst of the final interview to become the executive director of the National Court Reporters Association. I was running through a PowerPoint presentation that outlined what I saw as the priorities for the organization over the next five years.

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February 14, 2020

Virginia Lawyers Weekly: Court Reporting Licensure Fails in Virginia

The impact of the rapid and steady decrease in the number of stenographic court reporters will be significant. To layer a new license requirement on court reporters during a period of transition would amount to unnecessary and self-imposed confusion.”

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February 6, 2020

‘Too Risky’: National Court Reporters Association Pushes Back Against Digital Reporting

The NCRA alleges that a lack of certification and the possibility for altered audio makes digital court reporting “dangerous,” but proponents argue there is little difference between digital and in-person court reporting.

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January 27, 2020

Loss for Words: Stenographer Shortage Prompts Industry to Seek Out Different Solutions

Business is booming for Chris Willette, a stenographer and the owner of Willette Court Reporting in Wausau.

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December 5, 2019

New Group Addresses Decline in Court Reporters

The court reporter industry is experiencing a stenographer shortage nationwide, with a gap of more…

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November 11, 2019

The Speech-to-Text Institute Unveiled; Seeks To Unify and Bring Collaboration, Standards To Court Reporting Business

The court reporting business has a new industry organization that was announced today. The Speech-to-Text Institute (STTI) is a non-profit organization that seeks to help lead an industry that is experiencing fundamental, transformative changes.

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October 21, 2019