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Celebrate “Court Reporting & Captioning Week 2017.” NCRA has announced that the fifth National Court Reporting & Captioning Week will be held Feb. 11-18, as a way to recognize the efforts of its stenographic court reporters and broadcast and CART captioner members.

Court reporters work hard every day to help people access the U.S. legal system, while captioners give access to conferences, calls, educational classes, and television broadcasts to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is in their honor that NCRA has declared a national week to champion their ongoing efforts.

NCRA’s public relations campaign will highlight the career options available to those who graduate from a court reporting program. Organizers anticipate that a combination of the official legislative recognition of National Court Reporting & Captioning Week, public relations and marketing, and member and state involvement, will significantly boost awareness efforts for stenographic court reporting and broadcast and CART captioners.

HOW CAN YOU CELEBRATE? Visit the crtakenote.com website for an array of resources and tools that can be used to help celebrate the profession. In addition, NCRA has also made available a member toolkit on the NCRA website that includes materials for presenting court reporting and captioning as exciting job opportunities for students, press release templates, social media–appropriate logos and banners, and more. Make plans today to get involved and support National Court Reporting & Captioning Week.