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.
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