Career Days

Career Days

by Debbie Isbell, CDR,RDR,CRR ACRA members participated in Career Days, introducing students to the opportunities in our profession.  Our president, Karen Strickland Planz, made this informative posterboard that has traveled throughout the state, earning the designations of “Sisterhood of the Traveling Poster” and “Flat Stanley.” It’s still surprising that many high schoolers have never heard…

ACRA District IV Mardi Gras Meet and Greet

ACRA District IV Mardi Gras Meet and Greet

By:  Alan Peacock As someone who lives in Mobile (District IV), I can tell you that one of the events we look forward to celebrating each year is Mardi Gras.  This year, our local court reporters were given even more reason to celebrate.  Our own District IV representative, Debbie Isbell, RDR, CRC, CCR, hosted an…

Former Gadsden State Director  Honored

Former Gadsden State Director Honored

Dr. Robert C. Miller, Director of the School of Court Reporting at Gadsden State Community College from 1974 to 1981, was honored at a reunion of former students held Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the historic McVille Manor in Huntsville.  Also present were former instructors Marie Singly Whitaker and Terri Towe.  In addition to teaching…

Fellow Of The Academy Of Professional Reporters

Fellow Of The Academy Of Professional Reporters

At a special awards luncheon at NCRA’s Chicago convention this year, Alan Peacock, RDR, CRR, CRC, RSA, was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters.   A Fellow is a professional distinction conferred upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the field of shorthand reporting.  Candidates for Fellowship are…

You Are The Architect Of Your Future

You Are The Architect Of Your Future

The main focus at this year’s NCRA annual convention in Chicago was protecting our profession and addressing the threats facing court reporting.   The need for court reporters and captioners is on the rise with a projected 5,500 new job openings in the next five years. The established, coming shortage of stenographic court reporters presents a…

2016 NCRA CONVENTION – CHICAGO

2016 NCRA CONVENTION – CHICAGO

It was quite the pleasure to represent ACRA at this year’s national convention.  It’s always exciting to meet people with similar interests from around the U.S. – and other countries – and there is always something new to be learned.  A first for me this year was attending the activities related to NCSA, the National…

Age Statistics Report
2016 Realtime Speed Contest

2016 Realtime Speed Contest

From The Circuit Rider, a publication of the United States Court Reporters Association, 2016, Issue 4

Highest Paying Cities for Court Reporters

Highest Paying Cities for Court Reporters

Here is an excerpt taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2015 report on the top 100 highest paying cities for court reporters (ranked by average annual salary). The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of court reporters in those…

Using Realtime Technology to Preserve Your Record

Using Realtime Technology to Preserve Your Record

Interesting information about Real Time Transcription. Watch this video!