From your ILCRA President!
Welcome to the Illinois Court Reporters Association’s new and improved website! For members, you can login to the MEMBERS ONLY area to take advantage of your membership. If you have any problems, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, welcome to our new website and happy surfing!
ILCRA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NOMINATION PAPERS IS MAY 30, 2013
Nominating Committee Chair Jill M. Layton is now accepting nominations for the following ILCRA offices, and each position is for the 2013-2015 two-year term:
Region One Representative (Freelance)
If you are interested, or know someone who should be nominated to serve, please click on this link and fill out his form. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NOMINATION PAPERS IS MAY 30, 2013
Certified Livenote Reporter (CLR) Training in Chicago, May 18-19, 2013 at 1 N. Dearborn Street, Fifth Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
This is a two-day event with Mark Kislingbury opening the first day session, sharing his technique for writing faster and more accurately.
Course Outline: Click here for complete course outline!
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2013 ILCRA ANNUAL CONVENTION - SEPTEMBER 20 - 21 AT THE SPRINGFIELD CROWNE PLAZA - Details coming soon. You don't want to miss this one!
ILCRA Member Makes the news!
One of ILCRA's own made the news with a great story about the importance of a person taking the record vs. a machine! A great story and it also talks about the National Court Reporting and Captioning Week. Check out the story here.
Court Reporters Demonstrate their superior skills
If you have ever wondered how the closed captions "appear" on the television, this video will show you a couple of the country's best court reporters/captioners and how fast they can write. You will be amazed! Check it out! Click on the video below!
Illinois Court Reporters Step Up for Veterans Day!
The dedication of court reporters in the state is simply amazing. Over the Veterans Day holiday, many court reporters donated their time to help tell the stories of our veterans. They worked in conjunction with other members of the court family to interview veterans as part of the national initiative called the Veterans History Project (VHP) from the Library of Congress. The VHP was created by Congressman Ron Kind (WI) and his wife, who is a court reporter in Wisconsin.
Click here to watch the video and you will also catch a glimpse of ILCRA's very own Vernita Allen-Williams! Way to go Vernita!
New US District Court Openings!
The United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, is seeking a full-time Official Court Reporter. CLICK HERE for a complete position listing including minimum qualification requirements. Application materials may be submitted via mail or e-mail to the following address: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Attention: Nicole Rode (CR-413), 111 South 10th Street, St. Louis, MO, 63102. email@example.com.
The United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky is seeking stenotype court reporters to provide court reporter services in its Paducah division on a contract basis for hearings and trials. The Court may also require court reporter services in its Bowling Green and Louisville Divisions on occasion. All applicants must possess at least four years of prime court reporting experience. Preference will be given to court reporters who are qualified as Certified Realtime Reporters. Daily and half-daily contract rates will be subject to negotiation. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org A full description of the position can be located in the attachment at the bottom of this page.
Court Reporter Positions Available!
NOW HIRING! Great court reporting jobs available! ILCRA is proud to announce these postings for these great jobs! Click HERE to follow the link to these opportunities. Don't miss out!
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, Stenovations, Top Cat, and ProCAT. 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
Gallery of Shorthand Seeking Charter Members
Dominick M. Tursi, has invited all members to become an early Charter Member of The Gallery of Shorthand. Charter Membership is available to those who enroll (a $45 donation), before the end of the 2011 and runs through December 2012. The Gallery of Shorthand is on the verge of being declared a museum by the State of New York. This will make it the only museum dedicated to the shorthand profession - a wonderful tribute to all of us. For more information, visit http://www.galleryofshorthand.org/ or contact Dominick M. Tursi, Gallery Director (631) 712-6108, e-mail: email@example.com
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