There are several court reporting meetings coming up in March and April which will attract court reporting agency owners, court reporters and court reporting vendors. If you are not already a member of your state court reporting organization, I strongly suggest you join it immediately and go to meetings. You will be able to meet court reporters and learn much about the court reporting firms in your state and just general information about the court reporting industry in your state. Court reporting companies are very different in the type of court reporting work they do, the type of format they want their court reporters to use and their forms and procedures they want their court reporters to follow. You will also learn about opportunities and just general information about court reporting and court reporters which will be very valuable.
If you are not a member of the National Court Reporters Association, NCRA, join immediately. There you will find many meetings which attract court reporters as well as owners of court reporting firms looking to meet court reporters, vendors, and information that will keep you up-to-date about court reporting technology. Learn about your profession and support your profession. You can’t have enough knowledge and knowledge about your chosen profession is crucial. I personally always look at a court reporter’s state and national credentials when we are looking to use overflow reporters. The more letters after your names, the more in demand you will be.