States of Emergency Expired.
Governor Brian Kemp ended the Public Health State of Emergency, as of July 1, 2021 at 12 AM. In addition, the Statewide Judicial Emergency expired on June 30, at 11:59 pm. You can read the Judicial Order Here.
Please don’t forget to stay up to date on our COVID-19 guidelines.
ALL COURT PROFESSIONALS.
Knowledge is power. Staying well informed is essential for us and others to stay safe. Information is the key to help stop the spread. Please don’t forget to review the Judicial COVID-19 Task Force Report, which provides more information on guidelines, best practices, and resources for courts. Please click HERE to access this document.
Please don’t forget to check out the June issue of the Georgia Courts Journal. This and other issues are available HERE.
BOARD OF COURT REPORTING.
Many of you are likely taking CE to complete the Board’s CE requirements at this time. Please don’t forget that you have 30 days after completing your CE course to upload all your documents to ensure that you receive proper credit. Failure to upload CE documentation within 30 days will result in the denial of your CE credits. You can find more information on this requirement in the CE Manual, part II, section C, subsection 1. Please contact our GCR team if you require assistance uploading your proof of CE.
What’s Coming Up?
- The National Court Reporters Association will host a Town Hall for all NCRA members on July 17 from 10—11 a.m. NCRA President Christine Phipps, RPR, will host a series of virtual town halls. She will present an update about the association followed by a question and answer period with members
- NCRA will also host its Conference and Expo from July 29 to August 1 in Las Vegas, NV. Please visit the NCRA website for more information or to register.
- The National Verbatim Reporters Association will hold its 2021 Convention in Savannah from July 26 through July 29. Please visit the NVRA website for more information or to register.
Learning Essentials About Professionalism (LEAP) is around the corner! Court Reporters who must attend LEAP will receive e-mails from staff in the upcoming weeks with more registration information. The LEAP seminar will take place on October 1. Staff will provide more details about this seminar closer to the date, but if you know that you must attend LEAP; please make sure that you save the date of October 1 on your calendar.
Firm Owners: Remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that any Court Reporter that you hire for an event, be it as a temporary or permanent employee, must hold a current GA Court Reporting License when sent to an assignment.
- The Juvenile Court of Fulton County seeks to hire a court reporter. For more information about this job opportunity, please visit the Fulton County Government Careers page. (Link HERE)
- The Juvenile Court of Cobb County also has an opening for a Court Reporter. Please click HERE for more information or to apply.
Please direct all questions related to these postings to the hiring courts or organizations listed on the postings.
Thank you for your service to the State of Georgia; please don’t forget to send us any news or accomplishments of your fellow Court Reporters to our GCR e-mail address. We’d also love to advertise any trainings, workshops or seminars; please don’t forget to keep us in the loop.
JUDICIAL COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE ON INTERPRETERS.
The National Center for State Courts, Council of Language Access Coordinators (NCSC-CLAC) has developed material for those studying for the oral competency exam. Materials include practices for sight translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpretation. You can access the link for this material on the OCP website. It’s located under Resources -> Practice Tool for the State Certification Exam->Skill Building and Interpretation Practice . Click HERE to access the link.
We continue to offer our orientations online, and all written exams will be conducted by appointment only. Please contact Bianca Bennett, Event & Testing Manager, if you have any questions about these events, need technical assistance with registering, or more information.
In other news: There’s a new podcast focused towards interpreters! If you would like to hear essential information regarding the profession, innovation, and topics about branding, please tune in to Subject to Interpretation, hosted by Georgia-Certified Court Interpreter and member of the Judicial Council Standing Committee on Interpreters, Maria Ceballos-Wallis.
Atlanta Association of Interpreters and Translators.
AAIT has free webinars on their website. These webinars vary from information about the use of remote technologies to how to best use them as a practical course for interpreters. Any future AAIT events will be posted on their website.
National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators.
NAJIT has a treasure trove of resources available to interpreters, from those who are starting in the profession to seasoned interpreters. Please don’t forget to visit their Resources page.
National Accreditation of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages.
NAETISL has excellent resources for those who are interested in different branches of interpreting. Visit NAETISL’s homepage for more information and access to different resources.
American Translators Association.
ATA’s Annual Conference will take place in Minneapolis, MN, on October 27-30. ATA will also host its conference virtually. Please click HERE for more information or to register to participate in ATA’s 62nd conference.
For those who need to register for the oral certification exam: The deadline to register for the September exam is fast approaching. You have until July 21 to register for the September Oral Competency Exam. The registration dead-line for the December 1-3 OCE is October 20. You may contact our GCR staff if you need assistance registering.
Thank you for your service to the State of Georgia; please don’t forget to send us any news or accomplishments of your fellow Court Interpreters to our GCR e-mail address. We’d also love to advertise any trainings, workshops, and seminars; please don’t forget to keep us in the loop.