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22Keys: Extra Income for Authorized Reporters
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Well, hello there! We’re looking for Authorized Reporters who are interested in making some supplemental income through court transcription work. Our system makes it easy for freelancers to pick up a transcription job here and there. The best part? We give our contractors an 80 percent cut! How does our transcription system work? A client …

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Dash Reporting – Great Opportunities

Dash Reporting is based in Vancouver and in Edmonton and is locally owned and operated.  We are growing quickly and are looking to add to our team.  Dash is seeking three court reporters.  As in-person discoveries start up again, we are looking for a reporter who lives in the Vancouver area or someone looking to …

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ASRA 2022 Spring Conference

The ASRA 2022 spring conference is set for April 30, 2022. It will be hosted once again through MeetApp. Visit the ASRA website to sign up.

Notice to Members: Prohibited Audio Transcription

Members have been contacted by an individual seeking transcription services by an authorized reporter, the audio being “incidentally recorded” in a Residential Tenancy Branch hearing. It is noted that Rule 6.11 of the Dispute Resolution Rules of Procedures reads: 6.11  Recording prohibited Persons are prohibited from recording dispute resolution hearings, except as allowed by Rule …

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Revision of Practice Direction 17

Chief Justice Hinkson has revised Practice Direction 17 – Real-Time Reporting. PD-17, which was first issued on July 1, 2010, has been updated to align with the Official Reporters (Supreme Court) Regulation made under the Court Rules Act. Changes include 14 days’ notice to the registry scheduling manager as opposed to 30 days’ notice. Want …

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Form of Address – Supreme Court of BC Practice Direction

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Chief Justice Hinkson has issued a practice direction on form of address: A justice is to be addressed as “Chief Justice”, “Associate Chief Justice”, “Justice”, “Madam Justice”, or “Mr. Justice” as the context requires. The use of terms “My Lord”, “My Lady”, “Your Lordship”, and “Your Ladyship” is to be avoided. This practice direction is …

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Official Reporter CRC – Due December 8, 2021

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Don’t forget your official reporter CRC! The new Official Reporter Regulations requires all official reporters have a criminal record check (CRC) within 90 days of September 14, 2021. If you are outside of BC, please contact the BCSRA for more information on how to complete your CRC. Official Reporters that do not obtain and pass …

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Quickly Share Your Knowledge & Submit a Post to the BCSRA Website

Do you have an ad for our classifieds section? What about a notice for an event? Maybe an update on some shorthand news? If you are a BCSRA member, you can contribute to the BCSRA website. Fill out this form to submit a post to the BCSRA website. Posts will be reviewed prior to being …

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Transcript Format Update for Provincial Court Family Rules

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Please note the transcript format update: Provincial Court (Family Rules) will be referenced as Provincial Court Family Rules in transcripts of proceedings that take place after midnight on May 16, 2021. Court reporters cannot search a court file per PCFR 174: https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/120_2020#section174. References: https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/enews/enews-27-04-2021 https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/enews/enews-11-05-2021 https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/law-crime-and-justice/about-bc-justice-system/justice-reform-initiatives/family-civil/pcrf-explained.pdf For more reporter-related news and events, check out bcsra.net/classifieds-news-events. …

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BCSRA Job Board: Discover Court Reporting Jobs Across Beautiful BC

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The BCSRA job board is open to full participating members or affiliate members who are owners and/or managers of court reporting firms. This perk is available through the BSCRA-run Discord server. If you’re already a member, message Liz for your invite. Not yet a member? Click here for more info. Wondering what the heck is …

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Update to Speaker Designations and Indiscernible Notations

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1. Speaker Designations Please note the update to gender-neutral colloquies and bylines. Instead of Ms. or Mr., have your speaker designations follow the format of Cnsl, first initial, period, last name. Cnsl B. Example The title of CNSL combined with the first initial and surname are to be used. The first name must be included …

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BC Court Updates (Link)

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Find the latest BC court updates from CanadianLawyerMag.com as of March 1, 2021.

NCRA PowerPoint: Careers in Court Reporting & Captioning

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The National Court Reporters Association has shared a PowerPoint, with some amendments by the British Columbia Shorthand Reporters Association, outlining career opportunities in court reporting and captioning. Download the PowerPoint here.

Accept No Substitutes

Ensure your reporter is an Official Reporter as governed by the Court Rules Act, Official Reporters Regulation (B.C. Reg. 222/84) and Supreme Court Civil Rules 7-2(12), 7-8(2)(16).

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