VIENNA, Va., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Court Reporters Association is pleased to announce the election of Mechanicsburg, Pa., resident Nativa (Tiva) Wood to its Board of Directors. Wood, who has worked for years as an official court reporter and a manager for the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, brings her vast experience in working with court administrators and judges to the organization.
Wood has been an official reporter with the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, Harrisburg, Pa., for 35 years; for the last 10 years, she has worked as its chief reporter. She has been involved with the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association since 1983 and was president from 1990 to 1992. Tiva has also been the chair of National Court Reporters Foundation, Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters, and the Committee on Professional Ethics. Most recently, she served on NCRA's Steno Opportunities in the Courts Task Force.
While some court reporters work in the court, most court reporters work in the legal field as court reporters for depositions and other preliminary matters. Other reporters have taken up the captioning of live broadcasts, such as news and sports programming, or provide immediate realtime access to Deaf or hard-of-hearing customers who seek access to education, public meetings, or other services, in a system called CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation). In each case, the goal of the court reporter or captioner is to get each and every word a person utters down on paper or in digital form.
About The National Court Reporters Association
The National Court Reporters Association is internationally recognized as the premier educational and informational resource for its 18,000 members and the public. The association promotes excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text and is committed to supporting every member in achieving the highest level of professional expertise. NCRA's certification programs provide members opportunities for success and recognition.
SOURCE National Court Reporters Association