Nightmare on Zoom Street
Recorded On: 07/30/2021
What do you do when your videoconference or teleconference goes wrong? Many court reporters, captioners, and videographers are adjusting to a whole new world and learning how to incorporate Zoom, Teams, Skype, and many other products in their jobs. NCRA’s Technology Committee will offer suggestions for troubleshooting the problems that come up in making a remote courtroom, deposition, or captioning work. Total CEU 0.1
Alan Peacock, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, began his reporting career in 1987 after he attended Biggers College of Court Reporting in New Orleans, La. In 1991, when captioning was in its infancy, Alan moved to Atlanta, Ga., to work with Judy and Mike Brentano to provide live captioning on site at WXIA, one of the first stations to provide realtime captioning.While in Atlanta, Alan also trained as a CART provider, even using a 286 DOS computer. He also was one of the first reporters to provide realtime CAT in the deposition setting in Atlanta, Ga. Since that time, Alan has continued to stay focused in all three disciplines of stenography - captioning, CART, and realtime reporting. He is past president of the Alabama Court Reporters Association and currently serves on the Alabama Board of Court Reporters, the governmental licensing body in Alabama, as well as Chair of the Technology Committee for NCRA.
Kelli Ann Willis, RPR, CRR
Kelli Ann Willis has been reporting since 1983 and realtiming since 1994. She freelanced for many years, becoming an international realtime reporter for 10 years before taking her current position as an official federal stenographer in the Northern District of Texas for the Hon. Brantley Starr.
Denee Vadell is an experienced court reporter and realtime captioner. She has been providing CART for six years, captioning for four years, and protecting the record for three years. She graduated from Stenotech Institute in Fairfield, N.J., in 2012. Her first job out of school was CART for Rutgers University. She provided CART for multiple college classes and events including accounting, masters social work classes, for the United Nations in New York, HBO, and the National Action Network. She then went on to pursue a captioning career at VITAC, the largest captioning company in the country. She captioned for a variety of television networks including CNN, QVC, NHK Japan, and MSNBC to name a few.
After captioning for VITAC, Vadell decided to take the official court reporter test for New York State and began her career as an official at Bronx Criminal Court in 2018. She is a consummate professional and has a strong commitment to promoting her profession and inspiring others to graduate from court reporting school because it has changed her life for the better.
Vadell is a member of NCRA and serves on the Technology Committee and the Brand Ambassadors Committee. She is an advocate of living a life of service and giving back to her profession.
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