Congratulations to Rachelle Cahoon for receiving the New Professional Reporter Grant from NCRF. What a great accomplishment! The Journal of Court Reporting has an article about Rachelle. Here is a quote from that article:
“NCRF awards the annual New Professional Reporter Grant to a reporter who is in his or her first year of work, has graduated within a year from an NCRA-certified court reporting program, and meets specific criteria, including a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a letter of recommendation, and active work in any of the career paths of judicial (official/freelance), CART, or captioning. Cahoon, a graduate of the College of Court Reporting, Hobart, Ind., is the 11th recipient of NCRF’s New Professional Reporter Grant. She was nominated by Annie Cook of Tucker and Associates in Boise and was described as a “powerhouse” who is expected to become an amazing realtime writer.”
Here’s a link to the full article.
If you’re one of our northern members, or would just like to take a drive up to beautiful Coeur d’Alene, please join us for our July 25 ICRA Board Meeting. We’ll be having lunch at the Dockside Restaurant, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 South 2nd Street (765-4000) at 12:30 p.m.
One topic of discussion will be our joint Conference with Washington and Oregon set for October, 2015.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Court Reporter – Ada County
The Idaho Courts have a career opportunity for a Court Reporter for District Judge Samuel Hoagland in Ada County. The position is located in Boise, Idaho. A complete job description and application materials are located on our website at http://www.isc.idaho.gov/careers. Application materials must be received by Tuesday, June 30 , 2015 by 5:00 p.m. MDT. The State of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer.
There will be an ICRA Board meeting on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss ICRA business and the conference to be held in Hood River, OR in October.
Please feel free to participate. Looking forward to visiting with you!
Keith Evans, ICRA President
At the Pocatello business meeting held March 7, 2015, we discussed the upcoming conference October 23-25, 2015, in Hood River, Oregon. Once again we will put on a realtime contest, modeled after the NCRA realtime contest, on Friday night. The seminar will start on Saturday with Ed and Nancy Varallo as our main speakers! Plan now to join us and network with your fellow reporters from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. If you have any ideas for vendors to display their wares, please let us know via email. Make plans to join us in Hood River in October!
Come take a little drive, have some lunch, and enjoy great company at the ICRA Board Meeting in POCATELLO next Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12:30 p.m. at Ruby Tuesday’s. We’ll be discussing out awesome upcoming tri-state conference (Washington, Oregon and Idaho) set for October in Hood River.
Hope to see you there!
Sue Wolf ICRA Secretary / Treasurer (208) 287-7690 firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate “Court Reporting & Captioning Week 2015”
NCRA has announced that National Court Reporting & Captioning Week, to be held Feb. 15-21, as a way to recognize the efforts of its stenographic court reporters and broadcast and CART captioner members. Court reporters work hard every day to help people access the U.S. legal system, while CART captioners give access to conferences, calls, educational classes, and television broadcasts to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is in their honor that NCRA has declared a national week to champion their ongoing efforts.
NCRA’s public relations campaign will highlight the career options available to those who graduate from a court reporting program. Organizers anticipate that a combination of the official legislative recognition of National Court Reporting & Captioning Week, public relations and marketing, and member and state involvement, will significantly boost awareness efforts for stenographic court reporting and broadcast and CART captioners.
HOW CAN YOU CELEBRATE?
Visit the crTakeNote.com website for an array of resources and tools that can be used to help celebrate the profession. In addition, NCRA has also made available a member toolkit on the NCRA website (NCRA.org/awareness) that includes materials for presenting court reporting and captioning as exciting job opportunities for students, press release templates, social media–appropriate logos and banners, and more. Make plans today to get involved and support National Court Reporting & Captioning Week.
ICRA will be teaming up with Oregon and Washington to hold a Tri-State Convention October 23-25, 2015 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.
Stay tuned for more details.
Come join us for the ICRA Board Meeting in Pocatello on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 12:30. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, March 7, 2015 – Pocatello
Ruby Tuesday, 2365 Via Caporatti Drive, Pocatello, ID 83201 – Off the I-15 Clark Street Exit next to Marriott TownePlace Suites.
Come join us for our next business meeting. It will be held right after the state official reporters training at 5:30 p.m. on January 12, 2015 at the Red Lion Downtowner Hotel in the Characters Sports Bar. You’ll need to buy your own dinner/drinks, but we’ll provide camaraderie and exhilarating conversation! Okay. We’ll just be talking about our upcoming tri-state conference being held in October 2015 and other issues that might be brought up, but we’ll try to make it as exciting as possible!
ICRA Business Meeting to be held on Saturday, November 1, at 12:30 p.m. at the Ada County Courthouse,
200 W. Front Street, Boise.
Just a reminder that registration for written knowledge tests and skills tests ends on
|SKILLS TESTS||WRITTEN KNOWLEDGE TESTS|
|Test date(s)||Nov. 1, 2014||Oct. 8 – 20, 2014|
|Registration period||Sept. 2 – Oct. 6, 2014||Sept. 2 – Oct. 6, 2014|
|Tests offered||RPR, RMR, CRR, CBC, CCP||RPR, RDR, CBC, CCP, CLVS|
|Student member fee||$135||$150|
Important Change to NCRA Skills Tests
Beginning in 2015, NCRA will move away from the traditional brick-and-mortar testing sites and shift the RPR, RMR, CRR, CBC, and CCP skills tests to an online proctoring model using the advanced technologies of myRealtimeCoach™ and ProctorU. The skills tests will be administered at all current brick-and-mortar sites on Nov. 1, 2014, and at select sites on May 2, 2015. From then on, all skills tests will be administered online via a live, professional proctor. For more information, please click here.
Opening – Idaho Official Court Reporter, Cassia County
The Idaho Courts have a career opportunity for a Court Reporter for District Judge Michael Crabtree in the Fifth Judicial District. The position is located in Burley, Idaho. A complete job description and application materials are located on our website at http://www.isc.idaho.gov/careers. The position is open until filled.
A few amazing court reporters were acknowledged at the ICRA Conference held in Pocatello, Idaho, July 17, 2014.
• Susan Gambee, CSR, RPR, RMR, RDR, was recognized for 50 years of court reporting service!
• Andrea Wecker, CSR, RPR, RMR, RDR, Associated Reporting & Video, obtained her RDR certification and was featured in Idaho Business Review and a link was put on the NCRA website. A huge accomplishment! Congratulations, Andrea!
• First Annual Pacific Northwest Realtime Contest
- 1st – Laura Whiting, 99.5% accuracy
- 2nd – Andrea Wecker
- 3rd – Tammy Hohenleitner
Seeking Official Court Reporter in Great Falls, Montana. Position open until filled. If this position is filled before October, then that person will get an additional 4 percent raise. All state employees will receive this in October. Click here for more details.