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Join a growing team on Vancouver Island

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Vision Reporting Services is locally owned and court reporter operated and have just celebrated our third anniversary. It’s busy, and I would love some help! I would be interested in talking to reporters interested in remote work, but ideally need someone who is willing to relocate to Vancouver Island. Because of the easy commute and …

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22Keys: Jaw-Dropping Benefits

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Hey, you! Yeah, you. Are you a court reporter looking for work? Our contractors get an 80 percent cut, guaranteed pay within 30 days, and 1 terabyte of secure file storage. Our schedule is self-managed so you can book out days, weeks, or months at a time. Intrigued? Visit our website for additional benefits and …

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Harbour Bay: Adventurous Reporter Needed

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Harbour Bay Reporters based in Nanaimo, BC, is in need of one full-time contract reporter to be based in Nanaimo. If you’re looking to move to beautiful Vancouver Island, this could be for you. Realtime aspirations an asset. Please email us at info@harbourbayreporters.com.

Coast Reporting: Full-Time or Part-Time Court Reporter

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Coast Reporting in Vancouver is looking for a full- or part-time court reporter. You pick the days you can work. We will train in Zoom. We are doing some in-house and some hybrid jobs as well. Please give us a call to discuss things. 604-662-8066 or coast@coastreporting.com and ask for Shannon.

July 11: Board Review of Bylaws

Board review of bylaws on July 11, 2021 The BCSRA Board will be meeting on July 11, 2021, to review membership bylaws. If you would like to suggest a bylaw amendment in advance of the fall AGM, please send your suggestion to stenobcsra@gmail.com. Per BCSRA bylaws: Suggested bylaw amendments will be filed with the secretary …

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Shorthand Summer Seminar Ticket Prices – Save Money & Enjoy Your Benefits!

Shorthand Summer Seminar June 27, 2021 Students $50 Early birds $99 Non-members/late buyers $125 Any member of any Canadian shorthand association is eligible for the early-bird ticket price BCSRA.net ^^ visit the BCSRA website to reserve your ticket today ^^   Check back regularly for more news and events related to shorthand reporters.

Register for the First Canada-Wide Shorthand Summer Seminar!

Registration is now open for the 2021 Shorthand Summer Seminar! Visit the British Columbia Shorthand Reporters Association website to purchase your ticket to the summer seminar today! Ticket prices are $50 for students, $99 for early birds, and $125 for non-members or late buyers. Any member of any Canadian shorthand association is eligible for the …

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Save the Date: June 27, 2021

Join us on June 27, 2021, for the FIRST Canada-wide shorthand seminar. This will be offered to any Canadian shorthand reporter association member. Links to purchase tickets are coming soon. The speakers are Ian Sutherland of the Senate of Canada, Marybeth Everhart of Realtime Coach, and Heather Cross of Here and Now Studio. For more BCSRA …

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ASRA: Kinstretch with Leanne Kedrosky (1x week)

If you attended the ASRA spring conference and enjoyed Leanne Kedrosky’s session, read on! A six-week kinstretch course is currently offered to ASRA members (limited spots available). For more information, visit the ASRA event page.   Be sure to check out the BCSRA webpage for more court reporting news and events!

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

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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.

Court Reporting & Captioning Week 2021

The British Columbia Shorthand Reporters Association is celebrating Court Reporting & Captioning Week for February 6-13, 2021. Here are some ideas to help us promote this auspicious career: free realtime trial discounted realtime demo share the NCRA’s guide for lawyers send a press release to your local media source share the NCRA’s PowerPoint on court …

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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.

Spring 2021 First Day of Class

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NAIT’s online cohort starts May 2021. Good luck, students!

NCRA Spring Fling 2021 – Earn 0.1 CEUs per Session

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Earn CEUs at the NCRA’s 2021 spring fling with eight sessions on multiple topics. Missed the event? You can watch the recordings and still earn CEUs. Topics include: Educating folks on the benefits of stenographers versus the perils of AI. Retirement planning for business owners. Follies and perils of remote depositions. Keeping students engaged in …

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ASRA 2021 Spring Seminar

The 2021 ASRA virtual spring seminar is scheduled for April 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Topics include writing tips from Janice Plomp and Jeff Weigl, home organization, and kinstretch. Click here for more information or to register for the event.

2021 Spring Realtime Test

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The BCSRA-administered 2021 spring realtime test in Vancouver: Location: Coast Reporting Date: April 17 Time: 9 a.m. warmup 10 a.m. testing time CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The BCSRA-administered 2021 spring realtime test in Victoria: Location: Island Reporters by Reportex Date: April 24 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

NCRA A to Z Program

The BCSRA is excited to offer NCRA’s A-to-Z program to all potential court reporting and captioning students! NCRA A to Z Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand Your virtual, hands-on introduction to court reporting and captioning Program starting March 22, 2021, for 6 weeks Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. NCRA A to Z program Potential students will need …

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Zoom Tips & Tricks

Zoom tips and tricks for BCSRA court reporters. A Zoom coffee chat is scheduled for April 25 at 1 pm. We’ll go over some Zoom features, like breakout rooms and more.

Home Office Show-and-Tell

Edit: Thank you for attending! A coffee chat via Zoom is scheduled for March 27. What’s the one thing you can’t live without now that you’re mostly working from home? Is it that new standing desk? Maybe a fancy coffee maker? Is it the soundproofing of your children’s playroom? Or maybe you moved your desk …

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Discord Demo

Join us via Zoom on February 28 at 1 pm for a demo of Discord. Liz will give a general tour and show some general tips on how to use the app.

Data security & process: 4 great tips

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Thank you for joining us for our Data Security & Process coffee chat. If you missed it or would like a recap, here are four main takeaways: Get a password manager. Do not reuse the same password for everything. Some options for password managers include Bitwarden or iCloud Keychain. Use non-SMS two-factor authorization, like Microsoft …

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Court Reporting & Captioning Week 2021

The British Columbia Shorthand Reporters Association is celebrating Court Reporting & Captioning Week for February 6-13, 2021. Here are some ideas to help us promote this auspicious career: free realtime trial discounted realtime demo share the NCRA’s guide for lawyers send a press release to your local media source share the NCRA’s PowerPoint on court …

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Margie Holds Court – Punctuation Course

Margie is offering a 20-hour punctuation course (2 CEUs) for March and April of 2021. The price is $395 for reporters; $355 for students, teachers, scopists, proofers. Register in January and receive a $35 reduction in price. Learn More 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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