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With Love and Appreciation

By Tricia Pfeifer | Aug 26, 2020 |

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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Farewell Message from the President

By Tricia Pfeifer | Aug 25, 2020 |

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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Change of Information?

By Tricia Pfeifer | Aug 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Change of Information?

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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Computing in 2020 and Beyond, with Dan Harpool!

By Tricia Pfeifer | Aug 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Computing in 2020 and Beyond, with Dan Harpool!

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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Vice President Nominations

By Tricia Pfeifer | Jul 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Vice President Nominations

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 Tips from a Fellow Reporter

By Tricia Pfeifer | Jun 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Zoom Tips from a Fellow Reporter

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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Per Curiam

By Tricia Pfeifer | Jun 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Per Curiam

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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A Virtual Conference is in the works for 2020….We’ll keep you posted!

By Tricia Pfeifer | Jun 9, 2020 | Comments Off on A Virtual Conference is in the works for 2020….We’ll keep you posted!

You voted, and the winner is…….A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE! We are so excited to try something new this year, but will definitely be ready to see your smiling faces in 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel! Virtual conferences allow for more flexibility, so we decided to move the conference from Labor Day weekend to August. Our…

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Administrative Order 4

By Tricia Pfeifer | May 7, 2020 |

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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Conference – Crowne Plaza vs Webinars

By Tricia Pfeifer | May 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Conference – Crowne Plaza vs Webinars

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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