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Harbour Bay: Reporters Needed

Harbour Bay Reporters based in Nanaimo, BC, is in need of casual remote reporters and 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. Please email us at info@harbourbayreporters.com.

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

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.

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!

NCRA Spring Fling 2021

Earn CEUs at the NCRA’s 2021 spring seminar with eight sessions on multiple topics.  Click here to register.

BCSRA Job Board

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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.   If you’re already a member, message Liz for your invite. Not yet a member? Click here for more info.  

BC Court Transcription Manual Updates

Please note the following updates to BC’s court transcription manual: Gender-neutral colloquies and bylines. Drop the Ms. and Mr. and write Cnsl, first initial, period, last name. Cnsl B. Example Indiscernible notation. Do not reference accent as a reason for the indiscernible notation.

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!

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

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

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.

Marking Exhibits Electronically

Thank you for joining us for our coffee chat of Marking Exhibits Electronically. The number of attendees exceeded our expectations – which is a great thing! A big thanks to Shannon Asseiro at Coast Reporting for hosting and sharing her knowledge. If you missed it, you can access the video on the BCSRA Discord server.

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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