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STAR Members Shine in Las Vegas

STAR Members Shine in Las Vegas

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) honored STAR Member Nancy Varallo with its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) at the Premier Session held during the 2017 NCRA Convention in Las Vegas.NCRA’s DSA recognizes the distinguished work and service by an individual member for the benefit of the court reporting profession. Nancy is a 30-year veteran of court reporting and a past NCRA president.  Nancy is not only a STAR member but a frequent speaker and vendor at STAR events. 

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President's Message from the 2017 February Newsletter about the upcoming STARtech!

President’s Message

STARtech17 is just around the corner.  Your STAR board and committees have been hard at work getting ready for the spring convention in Houston.  At STARcon16, I talked about your need to learn how to market yourself as a “business.” Many thanks to Rosalie Kramm and Kimberley Neeson for creating an exciting agenda that will give you strategies to help you accomplish your goals.  We’re also excited to have the infamous Cindy Lynch who has agreed to three full days of Case CATalsyt and Luminex training.

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Import Eclipse files into Case CATalyst seamlessly

Import Eclipse files into Case CATalyst seamlessly.

Case CATalyst Limited Release of Version 18 to 500 users to date.

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What Court Reporting Students Can Learn from a Future Neurosurgeon

What Court Reporting Students Can Learn from a Future Neurosurgeon
By: Doris O. Wong

We placed an ad for rental of a small office in our suite that was answered by a Harvard Medical School student who needs a quiet place to study for his upcoming exam.  Our space is conveniently located close to his apartment and MGH.  He needs the office for three months, October through December, his examination falling on December 30th.  He is already quite accomplished, having previously earned a Master of Health Science degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health before deciding to go to medical school with the goal of eventually becoming a neurosurgeon.  

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Top 5 Favorite Court Reporter Cameos

Top 5 Favorite Court Reporter Cameos
By: Orleans Technical College
Full article with videos here.

 

Recently, Court Reporters and Stenographers have been featured in the spotlight in some of our favorite TV shows and movies. While most of these characters’ roles are minor, we are still able to catch a glimpse of these pros in their natural environment. Here are just a few of some of our favorite Court Reporter Cameos!



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How Amazon Echo Users Can Control Privacy

How Amazon Echo Users Can Control Privacy
By: Tony Bradley 

Image credit: Getty Images



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Best Practices for Charging the Luminex™ Battery

Best Practices for Charging the Luminex™ Battery
By: James Kuta – Stenograph Product Manager

One of the last things you ever want to have happen as a reporter is to show up to a job with a dead battery in your writer and no way of charging it. Understanding the best way to charge the battery will ensure that never happens to you. The Luminex battery can be charged two ways. You can either use the wall outlet charger or the USB cable. Having both charging options gives you flexibility, however, both charging options do not work the same way. Let’s take a look at the differences so you’ll know the best practice for charging your Luminex.

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The Truth about Bluetooth Technology

The Truth about Bluetooth Technology
By Linda Fifield
Doris O. Wong Associates, Inc.

Writing realtime is serious business. Reporters want to make a connection with the writer and laptop as seamless and reliable as possible. For those reporters who want to get rid of the cables and external routers, Bluetooth is the way to go.

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5 Tips from Stenograph Technical Support

5 Tips from Stenograph Technical Support
By Justin Sieger, Support Technical Advisor, Stenograph


Stenograph Technical Support answers over 60,000 Case CATalyst and Stenograph writer questions every year. Many times we notice a trend that customers are asking similar questions so we thought it would be a good idea to cover some of our more common questions and give tips on how get the answers.

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Technology’s Role In Growing A Business

Technology’s Role In Growing A Business
By: Jim DeCrescenzo, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CLVS


There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment, and you start to decline. Andy Grove

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