These past couple years have been difficult for us all. We are still feeling the effects of the pandemic, but now is the time to heal and grow with one another. Being a member of the Tennessee Court Reporters Association is the best place for doing just that. Your membership provides you with incredible resources, such as knowing that legislation concerning your career is being closely watched and the ability to network with your fellow reporters for help when needed.
The 2022 Spring Fling Convention is now behind us. If you haven’t already done so, please take the time to thank a board member for their service. They coordinated a great lineup of speakers and worked nonstop to make sure the seminars went smoothly. Watch for surveys in your inboxes about next year’s convention plans.
There’s a lot going on in our wonderful world of court reporting. Many things are changing. As we proved during the pandemic, court reporters are smart, agile, and strong individuals. Together we are the strongest to face anything coming our way.
On behalf of TCRA, thank you for your continued membership. Take advantage of all the wonderful things your association provides for you. I’m very proud to serve you, and I’m following in some mighty big footsteps of Kristin Burke.
2022 Tiffany Brosemer Student Scholarship Winner
Why I want to be a Court Reporter
By Lisa Marshall
In my early ‘20s, I had contemplated what I wanted to be when I grew up. I loved the drama of the courtroom, the interesting cases, the arguments of the attorneys, and the prestige of the judge. I thought to myself, if I could work full time as a juror that would be such an awesome career. But, you cannot work full time as a juror; and, for that matter, I unfortunately have never been called to serve on jury duty. I spied a quiet person sitting in front of the witness stand in the courtroom writing on this peculiar little machine. I needed to know who that person was and what their role was among all of the other jobs in the courtroom. A Court Reporter! That is what I wanted to be!
Fast forward several years in an uneventful career as a secretary. I am finally on my way to making my dream come true and evolve into the person that I have always desired to become and was destined to be. I am finally at the finish line in my journey through school. I can now see the beautiful bright light at the end of the tunnel!
Along the way, I have met so many helpful, encouraging, wonderful people. It’s like having a personal cheerleading squad pushing you to the finish line. My absolute favorite cheerleader of all, my father, who has recently passed, is now cheering me on from Heaven. I am determined to make him proud.
Look at me Dad! I am going to be a court reporter.