The ABI Reporter – June 2018

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The ABI Reporter – June 2018

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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Behind the Scenes of the Speed and Realtime Contests
  • 10 Reminders about the Importance of Earning and Maintaining Certifications
  • Promoting the Profession
  • Steno Briefs
  • Confusing Words of the Week
  • NCRA Headquarters Hosts TAC Committee Meeting
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Behind the Scenes of the Speed and Realtime Contests

By the National Court Reporters Association

Each year during the NCRA Convention & Expo, a few dedicated members sit behind closed doors working on the Speed and Realtime Contests. Their tasks include feverishly reviewing hundreds of papers from the contestants, poring over them for grading, creating lists of qualifiers for each of the legs, and more. It’s a lot of work, but when we sat down with Contests Committee members Pat Miller, CRI, CPE, and Kelly Moranz, CRI, to learn everything we always wanted to know about the Speed and Realtime Contests, they said that they have fun, learn a lot, and that they enjoy connecting with each other and the contestants after months of planning.

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10 Reminders about the Importance of Earning and Maintaining Certifications

By Marybeth Everhart

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, certification is “proof or a document proving that someone is qualified for a particular job,” and those credentials are typically on display after the professional’s name.  When you see “MD,” “RN,” or “CPA,” you know that those folks have not only completed a higher level of education but have also studied for and passed a rigorous exam. Professional credentials, or those cryptic initials behind someone’s name, identify that individual as someone dedicated to his or her chosen profession and prepared to uphold a certain set of standards. It signals to the world that this person has achieved something of note or importance. Most people certified in their profession will say that attaining that certification was the single most important step they took in career development.

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