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ILCRA will be having its annual Board and Business meeting in conjunction with NCRA's Convention in Chicago (Hilton Chicago - 720 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL). All ILCRA members are welcome to attend both ILCRA meetings. For more information see below.
ILCRA Board meeting (Friday, August 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the McCormick Board Room)
ILCRA Business Meeting (Saturday, August 6 from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Boulevard B meeting room)
CALLING ALL REPORTERS ATTENDING NCRA
NCRA and NCRF are seeking volunteer interviewers and transcribers to participate in a special Veterans History Project being held during the 2016 Convention & Expo, Aug. 4–7, at the Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Ill. The VHP event, scheduled for Aug. 7, will include participation by members from several local chapters of the Military Order of the Purple Heart serving the Chicago area. There will be two sessions, the first from 10 am-11:30 am and the second from 2 pm-3:30 pm. Six veterans will be interviewed concurrently during each session.
Charged by Congress in 1958, the Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although membership is restricted to the combat-wounded, the organization supports all veterans and their families with a myriad of nationwide programs held by chapters and national service officers. Its mission is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and, most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.
NCRA members interested in volunteering to participate in the event can contact April Weiner, NCRF Foundation Manager, at email@example.com or 800-272-6272 ext. 152. Please note your availability for the sessions and if you are interested in transcribing the interview, interviewing the veteran, or both.
Court Reporting News
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The State of Illinois recently put out a great video of promoting becoming an official. Click here to view this great video.
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Job Opportunities for Illinois Reporters
Court reporter vacancies are posted on the Illinois Official Court Reporters website. Please click here for the current list.
There are a number of other job announcements posted on the ILCRA Marketplace tab under "Current Job Openings." Click here for additional information.
Court Reporting in the News
Click here to read a press release from MacCormac College in Chicago, home to the oldest court reporting program in the United States. The article includes several comments from Peg Sokalski-Dorchack, Program Director at MacCormac and long-time ILCRA member.
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Members Only Discount Program
Membership does have its privileges, and ILCRA has some great savings for you. We are always looking to increase value to our members, and we have created an exclusive members only discount program with key vendors for you. There are HUGE savings and, if used, will more than pay for your ILCRA membership many times over! We have established discount programs with Office Depot, Pengad, ProCAT and Reporting Solutions. Click Here for your savings, but this is for ILCRA members only.
Audio Backup Tapes
An ILCRA member contacted us regarding case law dealing with court reporter's audio tapes. For more information, you may contact the ILCRA Board for case law stating the reporter's audio backup tapes are the reporter's personal property to which the public has no entitlement. NCRA Advisory Opinion No. 38 can be located here. NCRA Advisory Opinion 38
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