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PO BOX 6603

AIKEN, SC  29804

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  1. Hello, I had paid $50 a while back for an associate membership, but never heard anything, There was some confusion on a pay pal account, but I believe my personal account was charged which is what I was trying to do.. Fell free to call or email. Thanks, Mike Hood 704-556-9822,

  2. I attended the SCCRA 2010 Annual Convention and submitted the points to Georgia and NCRA. Georgia is showing 10 points for that year, but NCRA is only showing 9. They’re going to suspend my membership and require me to get one point if I don’t get this straightened out. Do you have the agenda or any attendance records from my attendance at that convention? If you can e-mail me anything you have, that would be helpful.

  3. Is the membership application no longer available online? I am a new reporter in the area and would like to become a member of the association. Thank you in advance.

    Respectfully, Nisha Gordon
    nishagordon@hotmail.com

  4. I am a Pennsylvania freelancer and my family will be relocating to the Charleston area as soon as this March. I’ve been searching for information on how to apply for my notary and am not having much luck. I’d to do this as soon as possible but I just need to know where to start. Your help is appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    Deirdre J. Weyer

  5. Is the Regular membership the same as the General membership? I am trying to revew my membership for this year and when I click on Regular, it says it is $50, but on the designations of membership, it says a General membership is $75. Could you please advise on what I should be doing. Thanks so much.

  6. There is no longer a school for machine writers in the state. There are several schools for voice writers, but I do not know if they are accredited or not. We make no recommendations for any particular school to be fair to our members.

  7. We usually only do one convention a year. In rare instances we have done a one day seminar mid year, but that is unusual. All of our conventions get approval for CE points from both NCRA and NVRA. We had approval for .11 or 11 for the March seminar.

  8. I am interested in obtaining a degree/certificate for a court reporter. I need information on where I would go to obtain this. Please contact me by phone or email. 803-361-4082

  9. Jennifer, I am in to this. Can some one direct me to how to get a certificate to become a court reporter? I live in the Columbia, SC area

  10. There are two voice writing schools in SC. Their phone numbers are (803)834-6289 and (803)772-3376. There are no state certifications required by law. You need a notary license from the state of SC in order to swear witnesses to work as a freelancer. As far as a certificate to become a court reporter I have no information on that.

  11. Arlene,
    I am a court reporter, have been for 16 years. I have done both court and freelance work, and recently started working with the State of SC
    as a reporter for the second time. I am a steno reporter, and so I know that Midlands Tech in West Columbia had an excellent steno school. We take our national certifications there, and it is very nice! I have a good friend that graduated from there over 12 years ago and loved it! I, personally, say go for the steno reporting. I don’t think in any other state you’ll find voice writers being accepted. I have worked in many states, Idaho, Colorado, Florida, SC, ect., and not a one that I have worked in or have even looked at to moveto will accept voice writers. Our technology is very advanced, and advancing every day. With steno you can do realtime which will open up huge doors! Even working for the State of South Carolina I can tell you that they are getting away from voice writers. If you are applying for a job and you are a steno writer, you will get the job over a voice writer for sure! They also pay you more if you are a steno writer with a certificate of an RPR, RMR and realtime. And to give you an idea, if you are a realtime certificate holder, they give you a 10 percent raise!

  12. While it is true the realtime for steno writers is at a more advanced stage right now, the technology for voice writers is improving every day and their are voice writers who do realtime.
    Midlands Tech did have an excellent steno program, but it has been discontinued. There are presently at least two voice writing schools in SC. If SC only used steno writers it would shut the judicial system down because there simply are not enough steno writers available.
    I myself have worked as an official in both state and federal court for almost 38 years. During my state tenure I worked alongside voice writers all the time. The voice writers were just as competent at their job as the steno writers.
    The really big difference is the amount of time it takes to become proficient as a steno writer is a lot longer than for a voice writer.

  13. Also our state association is one of the few associations in the country that is a combination of both voice writers and machine writers. Our association supports both methods equally and we are a stronger association because of it.

  14. I would like to correct misinformation here. Voice writers practice in all 50 states in the federal court system. There are very few states where voice writers are not accepted in the state court systems because of antiquated statutes dealing with court reporting, but this is changing. Voice writers are practicing in the freelance market in even more states and this is also changing as professionals in the legal field are being educated to the abilities of voice writers. Many former steno- only court reporting schools are now offering voice writing programs. I don’t think SC or any other state is “getting away from voice writing.” What will give you an edge to being sure to get the job is your ability, professionalism and certification — whether you are a voice writer or steno writer, not the method you choose to practice with.
    Technology is improving greatly for voice writers on a daily basis — realtime is now something that can be achieved by voice writers, and many are providing realtime in official reporting positions. If you are interested in learning more about this and would like to talk with a voice writing reporter actually doing the job, please let me know and I’ll be glad to put you in touch with many who can share the true picture of voice writing.

    Becky Bazzle CVR-M
    rab_cvr@msn.com

  15. Dear Fellow Reporter:

    I am an official court reporter here in South Carolina working on the committee to plan our state convention this year in Anderson, South Carolina. We plan to have an inspiring, fun workshop featuring award-winning Anita Paul as our guest speaker. Anita is known worldwide for her hands-on realtime mastery workshops. She is also a certified professional speaker and life coach.

    So that other reporters in the state may take advantage of this opportunity and possibly transform their careers, the South Carolina State Court Reporters’ Association would like to extend an invitation to other reporters in the area. For that reason, we are trying to compile a list of steno reporters who may be interested in our convention or Anita’s workshop, which will be held in Columbia.

    Would you mind taking a moment to forward a list of steno reporters with your agency along with either an email or physical address? We’d like to reach as many reporters as possible. The court reporting profession is going through major changes. We must strengthen our skills and change with the times in order to survive and thrive.

    Thank you for your help,

    Donna M. Brady, RPR
    10th Judicial Circuit
    P. O. Box 8002
    Anderson, SC 29622

    (864)933-1423

  16. Hello. I am a certified voice writer in Georgia and interested in doing some work in South Caroline also. Can someone tell me what the requirements are to work in South Carolina?

    Thank you!

  17. South Carolina presently has no state certifications for freelance reporters. You just need to be a notary public in order to swear witnesses.

  18. My name is Art Richardson and I am a Texas Certified Court Reporter who has been tasked with the job of finding the answers to the two questions I have listed below for all 50 states. With regard to South Carolina, the two questions are as follows:

    1. Who pays for the cost of the O/1 (Original and first copy) of depositions taken in workers’ compensation cases in South Carolina?
    2. Who pays for the cost of the interpreter, if any is needed, during the taking of depositions in workers compensation cases in South Carolina?

    In addition to the answers to these questions, if there is a statute or rule that governs these questions, I would like to have the citation so I can view them and create a file which our company can access when trying to follow the workers’ compensation rules for that particular state.

    I do not represent, nor does my company represent a party or parties appearing before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Board.

    I would appreciate any help you can give me, and, with kindest regards, I remain

    Yours very truly,

    Art Richardson, Texas CSR No. 1122

  19. Art,
    The attorney requesting the deposition pays for both the O&1 and the interpreter. The rules governing the taking of depositions in Workers’ Comp cases can be found in Title 42 of the SC Code of Laws and the SC Rules of Civil Procedure. Good luck!

    Jennifer Thompson, CVR-M

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