This past weekend, court reporters from all corners of the world converged on the Windy City to attend the National Court Reporters Association’s annual convention held at the Chicago Hilton. The annual conference is the largest gathering of court reporters, broadcast captioners, CART providers, legal videographers and trial presenters in the world, and it provides professionals in our industry the opportunity to network while receiving additional education and training, as well as see the latest-and-greatest technologies available, many of which are historically launched at this convention.
Paradigm was proud to have firm representatives speak at five separate seminar offerings:
- “Working From Home: The Good, the Bad… and Having a Life” – Moderated by Lisa Richardson, RPR, CRR, CBC, CCP, and co-presented by Merilee Johnson, RMR, CRR, CBC, CCP, RSA
- “Realtime Hardware: Learn the Nuts and Bolts” – Co-presented by Merilee Johnson, RMR, CRR, CBC, CCP, RSA
- Two sessions of “Beyond the Captions: Captioners Roundtable” – Co-presented by Merilee Johnson, RMR, CRR, CBC, CCP, RSA
- “The Pathway to Success for the Independent Court Reporter” – Co-presented by Jan Ballman, RPR, CMRS
Paradigm President and CEO Jan Ballman gave her final State of the Foundation address as the Chair of the National Court Reporters Foundation to the membership and presented the Santo J. Aurelio Award for Altruism, the Foundation’s highest honor, to 2016 Recipient Patricia Graves before passing the gavel to Chair-Elect Nancy Hopp on Saturday afternoon at the NCRF Board of Trustees Annual Meeting, officially ending her six years of service to the Foundation. Jan will head up the Major Gifts Program as its Chair for 2016-2017.