Colleagues and Friends, Thank you so much for the honor of Court Reporter of the Year! We are so blessed to have a close-knit group of reporters who all work so well together and are always happy to help colleagues! I know so many reporters who are deserving of this honor, but I am grateful…

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Awesome Colleagues and Friends,   Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your president for the past two years.   I am grateful to have worked alongside a Board whose love and respect for the profession matched my own.   Collectively we have achieved great things in our two years together, and as I roll off…

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www.arcourts.gov/boccre NEW PROCEDURE HOW TO UPDATE COURT REPORTER CONTACT INFORMATION WITH THE SUPREME COURT CLERK’S OFFICE AND ON THEIR WEBSITE: Go to www.arcourts.gov/boccre Click on “Court Reporter Directory” Click on “Court Reporters” at the top of the page Click on “Submit Information Change Request” Fill in the information to be changed Click “Submit” NOTE:  THE…

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Dan Harpool’s webinar last week was filled with great information! Captioner Dana Hayden has provided a transcript of his session, and it’s posted under the ‘toolbox’ page of our website for you to check it out! Thanks, Dan Harpool, for the excellent webinar filled with great info! And thanks, Dana Hayden, for the captioning!

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Membership will vote on the new slate of officers at the business meeting in August. We have two nominees for the Vice President position. The two nominees are Buffy Topper and Liz Goates. Thank you, Buffy and Liz, for accepting these nominations and for offering to give back to your profession by volunteering your time…

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Zoom isn’t too bad.  You’ll get some bad bandwidth problems sometimes with them trying to use their phone.  I always act as host or co-host so I can record the entire thing as a backup.  Makes a m4a audio file.  Can download Sound Converter for free and will convert the audio file to whatever format…

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Below please find a link to a per curiam opinion that was handed down by the Supreme Court, which will allow jury trials to be conducted totally via Zoom in civil cases and a hybrid version in criminal cases.    https://www.arcourts.gov/sites/default/files/articles/in-re-response-to-covid-19-pandemic-pc.pdf

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Below is a link to a per curiam opinion that was issued today by the Supreme Court. The opinion publishes for comment proposed revisions to Administrative Order 4. Any comments on the proposal should be submitted to the Supreme Court Clerk no later than August 1, 2020. https://opinions.arcourts.gov/ark/supremecourt/en/item/470446/index.do

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We are doing a poll on ACRA’s Facebook page regarding ACRA’s 2020 conference. Please visit ACRA’s Facebook page to vote on whether you would prefer to have an in-person conference in September or webinars. If you do not have Facebook, please email us at Info@ACRAonline.us We want to hear from you! The Board would like…

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