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The Judicial Council met today at the Carter Center. As you know, on the agenda was the final vote on the revised recommendations of the Court Reporting Matters Committee.
The scheduled 30-minute presentation and vote took well over an hour with much debate. Reporters need to digest these regulations and study their ultimate ramifications. We will bring you a more detailed report once we’ve had a chance to further study and posit questions to help clear up any ambiguity that may come from the passage of these recommendations.
Stay tuned for our response.
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Superior Court of Fulton County: As of May 15,2015, all court reporters will be required to be certified as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)
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With the 2014 GSRA Fall Seminar behind us, look out for information on the Spring Tech Seminar.
Cheryl Gilliam, RMR
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What is the big deal? It's simple: A certified shorthand reporter is a neutral officer of the court, as is a judge, a clerk and a bailiff, and are statutorily prohibited under the codes of professional conduct from undisclosed contracting, unfair and/or inequitable provision of services and billing. And, Registered Professional Reporters certified by the National Court Reporters Association MUST abide by the Code of Professional Ethics.
You would be shocked if a judge had a contract with one of the parties-in-interest. You should feel equally violated if your neutral court reporter is a captured, third-party contractor as well.
On April 22, 2013, Magna Legal Services filed suit against the Arizona Board of Certified Reporters and its individual members, burdening Arizona taxpayers with defending said suit in an effort to boost its corporate profits back in Philadelphia.
If you are interested in contributing to help offset the cost of ACRA's endeavors to advocate for the Arizona Board of Certified Reporters and their enduring efforts to preserve the neutrality and impartiality of court reporters as officers of the court, you can make a contribution to the ACRA Professional Preservation Fund (PPF) through the ACRA Online Store. https://netforum.avectra.com
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