Minden resident to lead court reporters

Minden resident Karen Yates is the president-elect of the National Court Reporters Association, a 23,000-member association representing official court reporters and providers of captioning and real time transcription services for the legal, broadcasting, business, government and educational communities throughout the United States.

A member of NCRA since 1978, Yates has also served as a director, vice-president, president-elect and president of the Nevada Court Reporters Association. She became the national association's president-elect at ceremonies held during a recent national convention in Dallas.

She is also a certified provider of Communications Access Realtime Translation, a service that enables people who are deaf or hard of hearing to take part in academic, civic and cultural events by creating an immediate, written translation of spoken words and environmental sounds. As an adjunct member of the faculty of the National Judicial College in Reno, Yates lectures and gives demonstrations on real time translation and court reporting, and is the liaison to the CART Community.

Yates also was a member of a Blue Ribbon Commission on Voice Technology and was vice chair of the National Committee of State Association in 2003. She has authored several articles for the association's Journal of Court Reporting and the Nevada association's newsletter and has presented seminars on a variety of topics.


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