Dear Members of Tarrant County Court Reporters Association:
Do you know a court reporter that goes above and beyond...that is always there, volunteering, helping other reporters, doing a great job, etc.? Well, it's time for nominations for the Tarrant County Court Reporters Association's Court Reporter of the Year Award.
Please email nominations, along with your reasons why you think this person deserves this award, to Kim Cherry, Chair: KCherry@tarrantcounty.com All nominations will be presented to the Court Reporter of the Year Award committee and voted on. Nominations will be accepted until November 1st, 2013. The winner will be announced at the annual Christmas party.
Below are some guidelines to be used for the Court Reporter of the Year Award. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Kim Cherry at 817-884-2597.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
To encourage and recognize work amounting to distinguished and extraordinary service by individual professional members of the Tarrant County Court Reporters Association for the benefit of the reporting profession. The TCCRA Court Reporter of the Year Award shall be the highest honor bestowed upon a member of TCCRA and shall be bestowed upon only one recipient each year it is awarded.
QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES:
1) A candidate shall be living, shall be a professional voting member of TCCRA in good standing and shall be a current Texas CSR in good standing. A candidate must be nominated by a professional voting member of TCCRA in good standing.
2) Performance may include contributions in the following areas:
(a) An ongoing and current interest in TCCRA, including active participation in TCCRA affairs.
(b) Regular attendance at TCCRA Meetings and other official TCCRA functions.
(c) Significant and distinguished service to the court reporting profession as an active participant on boards, divisions or committees of TCCRA, TCRA and/or NCRA.
(d) Creative contributions to the welfare of the profession of court reporting.
(e) Contributions to the profession of court reporting in such areas as teaching, preparation and/or editing of publications or other contributions as have served to advance the progress of the profession of court reporting.
(f) Attainment of NCRA's RMR or RDR, or TCRA's BCRR or TCRA, NCRA Speed Contest Certificate.
(g) Service in the field of public affairs or public relations relating to court reporting or the legal profession.
(h) Current TCRA Board members and members of the Court Reporter of the Year committee shall not be eligible for consideration
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