We’re so excited to announce our ICRA Summer Conference!
It will be educational, inspiring, and a ton of fun!
WHAT: ICRA Summer Conference
WHERE: Best Western Plus Coeur D’Alene Inn
WHEN: Thursday, July 18th through Saturday, July 20th
For questions, please contact:
Speed Contest: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oral Histories: email@example.com
Or use the “Contact Us” form on our main page.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Join us for the ICRA summer conference in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, to Stretch Yourself professionally and personally, mentally and physically!
Save the Date:
July 18 – 20 at the Best Western Plus/Coeur d’Alene Inn in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Registration and details about the agenda/schedule of events and seminars are coming soon. We look forward to seeing you there!
Come join us for the ICRA Board Meeting in Boise at the Ada County Courthouse on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 12:30. Hope to see you there! Click here to see the Agenda.
If you are going to be in the Boise tomorrow, stop by and say hi! We would love to have you join us.
Enjoy the spring weather and have a great weekend!
Keith Evans, ICRA President
The Idaho Courts have a career opportunity for a Court Reporter for District Judge Melissa Moody in the Fourth Judicial District.
The position is located in Boise, Idaho.
Application packets must be received by Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by 5:00 p.m., MDT.
For more information and the employment application, please go to www.isc.idaho.gov/careers
Ross Leo Oviatt, 70, of Ammon, passed away April 10, 2013, at his home of cancer. He was under the care of his family and Hearts for Hospice.
Ross was born April 27, 1942, in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada, to Clifford Leo Oviatt and Marjorie Leona Jones Oviatt. He grew up and attended public schools in Canada. He continued his education at the Bryan College of Court Reporting in Los Angeles, California.
On August 15, 1964, he married Martha Ann “Marty” Smith in Corpus Christi, Texas. Their marriage was solemnized three days later, August 18, 1964, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made their home in Shelley, Idaho, where they raised their three children, Lance, Jared, and Julie. In 1973 Ross took a position as the Official Court Reporter for the Seventh Judicial District working with Judge Boyd Thomas. He retired in 2005, having reported for four district judges. He also managed Eastern Idaho Court Reporters, working with several freelance reporters throughout his career.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ross served faithfully in various stake and ward callings over the years. His recent service included a Church service mission at the LDS Employment Center, where he served with Marty, and in the Special Needs Adult Primary Program.
Ross served on the School Board of the Shelley School District. He was instrumental in establishing licensing for Court Reporters in the State of Idaho and served on the State CSR Board for many years. He was also active in the Idaho Court Reporters Association and served as its President several times. A devoted husband and father, Ross loved family history, reading, traveling, and being with his family.
Ross is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Marty Oviatt of Ammon,
Son, Lance (Charla) Oviatt of Afton, WY,
Son, Jared (Jenna) Oviatt of Millfield, OH;
Daughter, Julie (Marty) Gurr of Laguna Niguel, CA;
Three brothers, Mark, Ira, and Paul, and
three sisters, Ona, Jenni, and Maggie.
9 Grandchildren: John, Wendell, Matthew, Laura, Gwen, Camille, Russell, Shelby, and Zoe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Thomas.
Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Ammon LDS 21st Ward, 4030 John Adams Parkway, with Bishop Jeff Jones officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 South Ammon Road, and from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery.
Reminder: The deadline for regular registration is April 8. NCRA Certification Test Center.
Come join us for the ICRA Board Meeting in Pocatello on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 12:30. Hope to see you there! Click here to see the Agenda.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 – Pocatello Ruby Tuesday, 2365 Via Caporatti Drive, Pocatello, ID 83201 – Off the I-15 Clark Street Exit next to Marriott TownePlace Suites.
There is a court reporter position opening in the U.S. District Court in Richland, Washington.
For details, see the public website: www.waed.uscourts.gov
Application closing is March 22, 2013.
Our monthly Case Catalyst group met February 22nd. We talked about Real Time equipment, finger alphabets, and number conversions. These monthly meetings are open to everyone who is an ICRA member. Those who are not ICRA members are welcome to their first meeting without registering for ICRA, but they must do so before coming to a second meeting. We are happy to take requests for things you would like to learn about your Case Catalyst software. Please email requests to Rachelle Cahoon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next study group will be held on Thursday, March 21st. Look forward to seeing you there!
This month’s Case Catalyst study group will be this Thursday, February 21st, at 5:00 at Associated Reporting, 1618 West Jefferson Street.
We will be talking about how to use number conversions to format social security numbers, telephone numbers, etc. with one stroke. Of course, we’ll also chat about any other topics you would like to touch on.
As always, it’s perfectly fine to arrive late if you are just getting off of work.
Hope to see you there!.
The awareness week is being held February 17-23 to highlight the contributions of stenographic court reporters and broadcast captioners to society and to showcase the career opportunities that exist in the court reporting and captioning fields. To make National Court Reporting & Captioning Week a success, we need your help.
Monday, February 11, 2013 – Pocatello
Ruby Tuesday, 2365 Via Caporatti Drive, Pocatello, ID 83201 – Off the Clark Street Exit next to Marriott TownePlace Suites
Fifth District Judge Stoker appointed Tracy Barksdale to be his court reporter. Tracy has been a court reporter for 20 years. She and her husband are from the Western part of the U.S., but have lived in Virginia for the past 6 1/2 years, where Tracy commuted to work in Washington, D.C. They have a large family, but at home they have a 13-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son. Welcome, Tracy, to the Idaho Judiciary!
Dear ICRA Members,
Our State Association sponsors the NCRA Certification Exams, which occur three times a year (May 4, August 17, and November 2 for 2013). Each testing cycle requires a Chief Examiner for the RPR/RMR testing, and a separate Chief Examiner for the CRR testing.
We would like to establish a list of reporters who may be interested in serving as Chief Examiner. You must be an NCRA member and hold the certification for which you are proctoring the test.
The tests are given at the Ada County Courthouse, in Boise, and one of the official reporters for Ada County is always present to assist.
As an added bonus, you can now earn CEUs for acting as Chief Examiner. There is no grading involved and we’re usually done by noon.
Questions? Shoot me an e-mail and we’ll run it down.
If we have enough interested reporters, we’ll be able to rotate the list and give everyone the chance to participate in this great experience.
Sue Wolf, ICRA Secretary/Treasurer