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  • 05/24/2018 8:18 AM | Anonymous

    Jimmy Cool, attorney for ACRA, responds to the proposed revision to Arizona Supreme Court Rule 30.  Click here to view the response.

  • 05/24/2018 8:10 AM | Anonymous

    A proposed revision to Arizona Supreme Court Rule 30 has been made that affects court reporters.  Click here to view the proposal.

  • 03/05/2018 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    Passing of Kahryn E. Nix Wolfe

    Kahryn passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

    Kahryn started her reporting career with Bartelt, King in the early '80s.    In 1985 she opened her own firm of Nix & Associates, which later became Driver & Nix.  Recently, she rejoined Bartelt to form Bartelt | Nix.

    Kahryn was active with ACRA and served as it's President, 1992-1993.

    Her slogan,"The name to know when you need a court reporter" was truly the epitome of who Kahryn was.   She was a wealth of information and loved to network, working with many firms across the country and beyond.  Kahryn will be greatly missed by all within the legal and court reporting community.

    Funeral services will be Saturday March 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.  Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery.  10940 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler, Arizona  85248

  • 09/08/2017 10:44 AM | Deleted user
    Congratulations, Danielle.

    The following report is from the NCRA News pages:


    The National Court Reporters Foundation’s newly elected Trustees began their three-year terms on Aug. 12 after being inducted into service at the Foundation’s annual Board of Trustees meeting taking place in conjunction with the 2017 NCRA Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The following individuals were elected to serve on the 2017-2018 NCRF Board of Trustees: Danielle Griffin, RPR, Phoenix, Ariz.; Karen G. Teig, RPR, CRR, CMRS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Sandy VanderPol, FAPR, RMR, CRR, Lotus, Calif.

    Danielle Griffin represents the future of the profession and can aid NCRF in its continued focus on helping students finish court reporting school and new reporters acquire the opportunities to thrive in the profession. She grew up in the court reporting field, working in her mother’s firm in Phoenix from the time she was in middle school, an experience that gives her more in-depth understanding of the business and profession than the average new reporter. As a new reporter with diverse experience and contacts, Griffin commits fully to everything she does. Griffin comes from a culture of volunteerism and strong fundraising experience and understands the value of networking and using those contacts to help make whatever she’s tasked with successful.

  • 08/29/2017 11:54 AM | Deleted user

    Doreen Sutton to serve as NCRA Vice President

    Court reporter from Scottsdale, Az., elected to leadership


    RESTON, Va., Aug. 23, 2017 — The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal videographers, today announced that Doreen Sutton, a freelance reporter from Scottsdale, Ariz., was installed as 2017-2018 Vice President, during the association’s annual Convention & Expo held Aug. 10-13 in Las Vegas, Nev.


    Sutton, who holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), has been a freelance court reporter for 25 years, specializing in depositions, arbitrations, and mediations. She also has experience in per-diem reporting for Maricopa County Superior Court and in grand jury reporting, and has dabbled in providing CART (communication access realtime translation) services. Prior to becoming a court reporter, Sutton worked in the areas of banking, payroll, and accounting.


    A member of NCRA since 1992, she has attended a number of the association’s Legislative Boot Camps, State Leadership Conferences, and NCRA-sponsored seminars and conventions. She has also served on NCRA’s Test Advisory Committee and as a member of the association’s Board of Directors. She also served two terms as NCRA Secretary-Treasurer. In 2017, she was made a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR).


    Sutton has been a member of the Arizona Court Reporters Association (ACRA) since 1994 and served as its president in 2007 and as its president-elect in 2006. She also served as editor of ArizoNotes, ACRA’s membership newsletter, and co-chaired the association’s Student Seminars Committee. In 2013, she was honored with ACRA’s Distinguished Service Award.


    Also installed to serve on NCRA’s Executive Committee were: Christine J. Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC, Wausau, Wis., as President; Sue A. Terry, FAPR, RPR, CRR, Springfield, Ohio, as President-Elect; and Debra Dibble, RDR, CRR, CRC, Woodland, Utah, to a second term as Secretary-Treasurer.


    Newly elected directors include: Meredith A. Bonn, RPR, Webster, N.Y.; Robyn M. Hennigan, RPR, CRI, Springfield, Ohio; and Tonya J. Kaiser, RPR, CMRS, Fort Wayne, Ind. They will each serve a three-year term.


    Returning directors include: Kristin M. Anderson, RPR, San Antonio, Texas; Max Curry, Jr., RPR, CRI, Franklin, Tenn.; Linda K. McSwain, RPR, Mobile, Ala.; Michael E. Miller, FAPR, RDR, CRR, Houston, Texas; Christine Phipps, RPR, North Palm Beach, Fla.; Jennifer Sati, RMR, CRR, CRC, CRI, Dayton, Minn.; and Nativa P. Wood, FAPR, RDR, CMRS, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Immediate Past President.

  • 08/29/2017 11:50 AM | Deleted user

    Local court reporter Doreen Sutton named to NCRA’s 2017 class of Academy of Professional Reporters Fellows


    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 23, 2017— The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast captioners, CART captioners, and legal videographers, today announced that Doreen Sutton, RPR, a freelance court reporter from Scottsdale, Ariz., has been awarded Fellowship in the Academy of Professional Reporters. The Academy recognizes recipients for their outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience. The announcement was made during a special awards luncheon held at the NCRA Convention & Expo, held in Las Vegas, Nev., Aug. 10-13.


    “Membership in the Academy of Professional Reporters is by nomination only, so to be granted fellowship is a high point in a reporter’s career,” said Dave Wenhold, CAE, PLC, interim Executive Director and CEO of NCRA. “Criteria for being accepted include exhibiting outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the field of shorthand reporting as well as having been active in the practice of reporting for at least 10 years. Candidates for fellowship are also required to have attained distinction as measured by such activities as the publication of important papers, creative contributions, committee or board service, and teaching,” he added.


    Sutton has been a reporter since 1992, working as a freelance reporter, official reporter, and a CART captioner. She currently serves as NCRA’s 2017-2018 Vice President. She also served two terms as NCRA’s Secretary-Treasurer and on its Test Advisory, Outreach, and Finance Committees.


    Sutton is a past director and past president of the Arizona Court Reporters Association and has served as editor of its membership publication, ArizoNotes. She has volunteered her time by holding Saturday Registered Professional Reporter prep classes at her office. Since 2007, she has also served on the GateWay Community College Advisory Board, which guides the school’s court reporting program.


    She holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter.


    Sutton was one of seven NCRA members awarded Fellowship in the 2017 Academy.


    Career information about the court reporting profession—one of the leading career options that does not require a traditional four-year degree—can be found at

  • 07/22/2017 11:25 AM | Deleted user

    (Phoenix, Arizona) July 17, 2017: Coash & Coash, Inc. is proud to announce that Jordan Jackson of the Gateway Community College court reporting program has been awarded the first annual $1,000 Coash & Coash, Inc. Court Reporting Scholarship.

    Student candidates were nominated by the faculty of the Gateway Community College court reporting program.  The criteria for selection were machine steno speed level, length in the program, attendance, and monetary need.  The candidates wrote letters and were interviewed by Coash & Coash, Inc.’s Chairman, Gerard T. Coash, RPR, RMR, CRR, and President, Jerry Coash, Jr.

    “We are very pleased to award our first annual scholarship to Jordan.  She has progressed through the program and passed her speed tests at a very good pace, and I’m confident she is well on her way to becoming an awesome court reporter,” says Jerry Coash, Jr.  “The country is facing a severe and growing shortage of qualified court reporters.  Unfortunately, the cost of education can get in the way of a great student meeting her goals, so this is one way we can help with that.”

    The Coash & Coash, Inc. Court Reporting Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in Gateway Community College’s court reporting program.

  • 06/21/2017 6:29 AM | Deleted user

    GateWay Community College’s Court Reporting Program will be hosting an Open House/Information Night on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.  Students and graduates will be doing demonstrations and giving tours. Refreshments will be served.  Please join us, and we hope you will help us to get the word out.  Location: 108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix.

  • 11/25/2016 10:54 AM | Deleted user

    Winners of the 2016 Black Friday Shopping Card Raffle:

    Julie Knowlton and Jennifer Schuck


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