How I Survived Court Reporting School
Includes a Live Web Event on 02/08/2023 at 7:00 PM (EST)
LIVE Webinar for students*- 02/08/2023 @7 PM ET / 6 PM CT/ 5 PM MT / 4 PM PT.
Hear the tips and tricks of surviving court reporting school from recent graduates and teachers. The new reporters will share their journey through court reporting school and reveal their favorite strategies that brought them success. Learn what worked and what didn’t work for our guest panelists as they look back upon their court reporting school experiences. Join us to acquire knowledge on how you can navigate your path to the successful completion of this amazing career.
FREE for NCRA Members - $10 for Non-members.
Total CEU: 0.0
Cathy L. Penniston is a freelance court reporter and captioner from Ottumwa, Iowa. Penniston spent 30 years working as an official court reporter for the state of Iowa before receiving a realtime captioning training grant and transitioning into a remote television broadcast captioning career. She has also worked as a freelance court reporter and a CART provider. Penniston currently teaches reporting classes at the Des Moines Area Community College, in Des Moines, Iowa. She also works as an independent broadcast captioner. In addition, she provides remote realtime of court proceedings in Arizona, Colorado, and Idaho.
Nathan Sibley graduated from The Community College of Allegheny County in 2019. He is 24 years old and currently an official court reporter in York County,Pennsylvania. He has experience in freelancing, captioning and CART. He was also the captionerfor the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019.
Erin Blair, RPR
Erin Blair is an RPR and Washington CCR residing in Des Moines, Iowa. She has been a freelance reporter for nearly a year, taking depositions in the areas of medical malpractice, arbitrations, workers comp, doctor depositions, insurance depositions, and technical expert depositions. She started court reporting school at the Des Moines Area Community College in Newton, Iowa in August 2020 and transferred to and graduated from SimplySteno in March 2022. She got her RSR that same month and began taking remote depositions for the state of Washington.
Mary Beth Johnson
Mary Beth received her BA in American Studies from Dickinson College and her M.Ed. from Duquesne University Graduate School of Education. She has taught court reporting for 47 years, and serves as Program Coordinator for the court reporting department at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA
Mary Beth is a member of the CCAC Educational Foundation Board of Directors (currently emeritus) and recipient of the CCAC Educational Foundation’s Legends of Leadership Award in 2009. She also volunteers for the Academy of Trial Lawyers Mock Court Competition held in the US Courthouse and Post Office for the past 24 years.
Mary Beth was awarded Educator of the Year in 2014 from The National Court Reporters Association and has been the recipient of numerous grants and funding sources to support student memberships in NCRA. She currently serves as a member of the NCRA Student Teacher Committee. She has been a speaker at numerous NCRA conventions as well as student webinars.