5,500 New Court Reporter Jobs Projected Across U.S.

[Washington, D.C.] – According to an independent study conducted by Ducker Worldwide (Ducker), one of the nation’s leading marketplace analyst firms, demand for court reporters will exceed supply within five years, yielding a nationwide shortage. By 2018, there will be 5,500 new court reporter jobs available in the U.S. with the greatest demand occurring in: California, Texas, Illinois and…

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NCRA Presents CASE Award of Excellence

Mary Beth Johnson, educator from Pittsburgh, Pa., earns honors SAN FRANCSICO, Aug. 2, 2014 — The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal videographers, today announced that Mary Beth Johnson, professor of court reporting at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), Pittsburgh,…

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High-tech innovators consider theater captioning alternatives

By Vickie Aldous Mail Tribune Imagine sitting in a theater and reading William Shakespeare’s words on a smartphone or tablet as the actors speak their lines. Such an innovation could help the deaf and hearing impaired, or bring captioned lines in other languages to non-English speakers. Students could read notes to explain obscure Elizabethan terms…

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Houston TX | Court Reporters with A Heart | The Realtime Academy

2/11/2014 Please help us celebrate our troops and National Court Reporting and Captioning Week by contributing your letter and/or toiletries during our Operation Gratitude drive on February 22 from 10 to 1.  Our reporting students will be standing by to take down your thank you letter to the troops.  We will have a huge banner…

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A statement from NCRA’s Executive Director and CEO, Jim Cudahy

October 17, 2013 “A legislative court reporter last night made several inappropriate comments as the U.S. House of Representatives was conducting final deliberations that would end the government shutdown and raise the nation’s borrowing limit. Such behavior is unacceptable and undermines the sacred role that the cadre of legislative reporters working in the U.S. House…

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A secure connection for court reporters

January 7, 2014 By Sandy VanderPol The JCR provides newsworthy information on reporter-related products and technologies. This column is for readers to use in their research; neither NCRA nor the JCR endorse or critically review these products and services in any way. Statements of fact or opinion are the author’s unless they are specifically identified…

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NCRA works with FCC on captioning quality

December 17, 2013 On Tuesday, Dec. 10, NCRA executive director & CEO Jim Cudahy, CAE, NCRA assistant director of government relations Adam Finkel, government relations specialist Brandon Schall, PLC, and outside legislative counsel Dave Wenhold, CAE, PLC, met with several officials at the Federal Communications Commission to discuss upcoming regulations related to captioning quality. NCRA’s…

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On the Ground at CTC: Public Support for Courts is through Technology

September 18, 2013 A piece of good news for courts across the United States is that the judicial system is held in much higher regard than Congress and legislatures, this at a time when perception of government generally is at historic lows. The bad news is that the courts are not immune to such sentiment…

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2013 Legislative Boot Camp Takes Court Reporters to Capitol Hill

March 14, 2013 2013 Legislative Boot Camp Takes Court Reporters to Capitol Hill Congress urged to support Local Courthouse Safety Act VIENNA, Va., March 14, 2013—The National Court Reporters Association, the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast captioners, and CART providers, today announced that 40 of its state affiliate association leaders, along with…

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