Career Launcher Program
Welcome to Career Launcher!
Career Launcher is an innovative and comprehensive new professional training program designed for court reporting students, new professionals, or anyone who needs a crash course in the life of a deposition reporter. This program is asynchronous and consists of 10 video mock deposition modules. Students can work through the program at their own pace. Candidates will benefit from more than 150 years of cumulative experience from leading industry professionals as they navigate the myriad of circumstances and environments that they will encounter in their career.
As a participant in this program, you will become the beneficiary of more than 150 years of cumulative experience from leading industry professionals. As you progress through the modules you will have the opportunity to virtually intern with these seasoned reporters and see them on the job, observe their professional conduct, and learn from them as they navigate the myriad of circumstances and environments that you will encounter in your career.
Writing is the core of what court reporters do but being a great writer alone doesn’t fully prepare you for the full experience of the deposition process. The quality of your transcript will be the ultimate evidence of our capabilities and value to the clients.
Completing this program will distinguish you from your colleagues and make you a more qualified and learned reporter on day one. So, with that said, let us get started by watching the Master Class Intro video!
Debbie Dibble is 31-year freelance reporter and captioner from Salt Lake City, Utah and currently serves as NCRA President. She holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC), and has qualified in the National Speed Competition and National Realtime Competition multiple times. Debbie has also worked as a reporter in Memphis, Tenn. She is also very experienced in reporting arbitrations and trials.
At the national level, she has served as an NCRA Chief Examiner. She served as a delegate to the National Committee of State Associations from 2008 to 2012. She also has served a three-year term as a Director, a three-year term as Secretary-Treasurer, and just completed serving as Vice President on the NCRA Board of Directors.
In 2010, the Utah Court Reporters Association (UCRA) honored her with its Distinguished Service Award. Debbie has also served in numerous volunteer positions at the state level including as a director and president of UCRA.
Kevin R. Hunt is a freelance court reporter and agency owner from Buffalo, N.Y. He has been reporting since 1976 and is certified in the state of New York.
He is the developer of multiple court reporting software products that include editing enhancement tools, condensed training programs, reporting firm management software, and law firm litigation support products.
Merilee S. Johnson is a freelance court reporter, official court reporter, captioner, and court reporting instructor from Eden Prairie, Minn., who began her career in 1998. She holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Diplomat Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC). She also holds the Realtime Systems Administrator certificate. She is also certified in the state of Illinois.
At the national level, Johnson has served on a number of NCRA Committees as both a member and chair.
Michael E. Miller is a freelance court reporter an agency owner from Houston, Texas, who has been reporting since 1994. He holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Diplomat Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and holds the Realtime Systems Administrator certificate. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR) and is certified in the states of Louisiana and Texas.
At the national level, Miller is a past NCRA Director and co-creator of the Realtime Systems Administrator program. He was also the creator of Depoman.com, one of the original and most popular court reporting websites in the 1990s.
He is an expert in all matters of complex litigation, including patent, toxic tort, pharma, and environmental.