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22Keys: Work Anywhere in BC with 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. We’ll arrange for remote or in-person work, whatever …

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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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Opportunity in Kamloops with Veritext!

Grammar Light – 0.8 CEUs from Margie Wakeman Wells

Grammar Light (0.8 CEUS) February 5 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. February 12 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. February 19 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. February 26 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time Bare bones grammar. Just enough understanding of modifiers and conjunctions and nouns and verbs to help …

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Hyphen Frenzy – 0.2 CEUs from Margie Wakeman Wells

Hyphen Frenzy (0.2 CEUS) January 15 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time This course will cover the quirky rules for hyphens and also venture into those areas where the spoken language demands some deviation from the standard. Click here to enroll. Visit the BCSRA website for more stenographic news and events in …

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Quickly Covering Quotes – 0.4 CEUs from Margie Wakeman Wells

Quickly Covering Quotes  (0.4 CEUS) January 8 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time January 9 (Sunday) 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time quoting from a document, when you have the document and when you don’t; what to do with foreign …

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2021-2022 Membership Renewal

Renew your 2021-2022 membership with the British Columbia Shorthand Reporters Association & pay your dues online! Not sure you want to renew? Check out the benefits to a full participating membership with the BCSRA.

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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