The Guardian

College of Court Reporting, est. 1984

September 2021

CCR Student Spotlight

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Student wins NCRA Conference & Expo registration and reports back on experience.

Paige LaBar of Pen Argyl, Pa., is the winner of a registration to the 2021 NCRA Conference & Expo. She was chosen from among new members who joined NCRA by June 30.

Her reaction to her experience:

The 2021 NCRA Convention in Las Vegas was such an amazing experience, and I am so glad I went. I met tons of awesome and inspiring reporters and other students as well! It was so nice getting to connect with other students where we were able to talk about our struggles and help each other out with our different stories. I met some lifelong friends at the Convention.

At the convention, I learned a lot more about the different routes you can take as a reporter. I always knew that CART was an option, but I never really knew all the details about it and all the wide varieties of different jobs you can get. I met some people who work in schools and even churches to help the impaired!

My favorite session, which was also extremely inspiring was “why, when, and how we practice.” Some of the fastest reporters across the world spoke about their stories, and their practice methods that helped them get to where they are today. I learned so many different ways to practice effectively in that session.

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CCR student, Dawn Eberhardt met the men behind the voices.

A message from Dawn regarding the NCRA convention:

If there is one thing that I could recommend to a student from a student...... GO TO CONVENTION! This was the most encouraging and enlightening experience for students. I learned so much about the world outside of school. During school, you think about what you want to do but you don't really know. This experience was so mind-opening for me. I learned about what kind of jobs are out there. I learned that I am not the only student struggling. But the best thing was how encouraging working court reporters are for students.

I spent about 5 days in Las Vegas and went to all of the student seminars. They really worked hard to help all of us to feel encouraged, knowledgeable and supported through our journey. We got to speak to many reporters in all different fields, from working in the United States Senate to traveling for the United Nations. Each working reporter had different paths and different experiences. It was such a wonderful experience to see all of the possibilities.

While I was there, I found out that both Tim and Jeff Moody were there. I got to finally meet the men behind the voices! They are just as wonderful in person as they are online.

Whether you are just starting out and need a kick in the butt or getting very close to your exit speeds, I can't speak negatively about this experience. I got to make friends and talk to possible mentors. This year students broke a record with over 150 students at the convention, I hope there are more next year. I was a little saddened that no one from the College of Court Reporting was there but I hope to see more people in Florida next year!

Court Reporters in the News

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Applications are closed for 2021.

Although the applications are closed for 2021, keep an eye out for these scholarships from the National Court Reporters Association to open for 2022.


Applications are closed for 2021.

Although the applications are closed for 2021, keep an eye out for these scholarships from the National Verbatim Reporters Association to open for 2022.

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Job opportunities

Federal Openings:

If you’re looking (or know someone who is looking) for a Federal Court Reporter position, there are two openings; one in Texas and another in Louisiana.

In Texas, there is an opening at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The position description is as follows:


$104,516 - $109,266 (CR Levels 3 & 4)


A court reporter attends and records verbatim by shorthand or mechanical means court sessions or other proceedings, as specified by statute, rule, or order of the court. The court reporter transcribes promptly the proceedings requested by a party who has agreed to pay the fees established by the Judicial Conference, and any proceedings that a judge or the court may direct. It is also the duty of the court reporter to file a transcript or provide an electronic sound recording to the court, without charge, of all arraignments, pleas, and proceedings in connection with the imposition of a sentence in criminal cases. Certification of the recording by the court reporter is required.

For full details and to apply please click here:

In Louisiana, there is an opening United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana for an Official Court Reporter for the U.S. District Court.


$81,817 - $94,089 (CR Levels 1-4); plus transcription fees


Official Court Reporters are responsible for recording court proceedings in court and in chambers, for producing requested transcripts, and for filing required copies of transcripts with the Clerk of Court.

For further details and to apply please click here.

Todd Allievi, CCR RPR RMR CCR Seminars

Minnesota Third Judicial District Stenographic or Electronic Court Reporter Job Posting:

The Third Judicial District is seeking two Temporary Official Stenographic or Electronic Court Reporters to join our team.

Court reporters are responsible for capturing verbatim recording of court proceedings using a stenographic machine or electronic recording equipment and to prepare and distribute transcripts in accordance with rules of court, opinions, state statutes, legal guidelines and policies. These positions will work with a variety of judicial officers throughout the District to assist in clearing the case backlog caused by the pandemic. The appointing authority of these positions is the Chief Judge of the Third Judicial District.

These positions will work in a hybrid environment (remote calendars and in-person calendars). In person calendars will be held various courthouses in the Third Judicial District and travel throughout the District may be required. The assignment term is no longer than June 30, 2023.


The mission of the College of Court Reporting is to provide state-of-the-art instructional systems technologies and quality teaching techniques to educate students in the fields of realtime captioning and court reporting in an online environment. The College of Court Reporting is committed to providing a quality education to students that meet or exceed the standards of the national associations that represent and support court reporters, realtime writers, and related professions.
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