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The American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT) provides education and certification for professionals engaged in digital reporting, transcribing, and associated roles. AAERT offers networking opportunities for its members and promotes public awareness about the value of digital reporting.

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The AAERT certifications are recognized as the leading certification for many courts and businesses throughout the United States. These certifications are growing in popularity in Canada and throughout the world due to the many years of professional development of our Best Practices Guide and proficient testing.

Receiving and holding an AAERT certification designation demonstrates a continuous dedication and knowledge of the digital court reporting and transcription profession. Completing the AAERT certification process represents proof of your professionalism and an understanding of your trade.

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AAERT Announces 2024-2025 Board of Directors

At the 2024 Annual Conference and Leadership Summit, AAERT officially installed three newly-elected board members and Ben Jaffee, who was re-elected to the board for another term. The new board also met to elect its officers. Please join us in congratulating each member of the 2024-2025 AAERT Board of Directors as they tackle the important work of leading our association at a key inflection point. President: Susan La Pooh, CER, CDRVice President: Benjamin Jaffe, CER, CDRSecretary: Sandi Wilson, CSR (CA), FPR, CER, CDRTreasurer: Lisa Luciano, CDR, CETDirector: Marybeth Burke-Dring, CER, CDRDirector: Elizabeth DwyerDirector: Merritt Gilbert, CER, CDR, FPMDirector: Shaylah Kiser, CDR, CERDirector: Tori Lawton, CDR, CER, CETDirector: Jennifer Lindeman, CER, CDR Additionally, two highly respected members of the AAERT board have completed their board service. AAERT extends its deepest gratitude to founding board member Janet Harris, CER, CET, whose leadership…

REFLECTIONS AND INSIGHTS: Highlights from AAERT’s Executive Forum in New Orleans

As we savored the last bites of our beignets and bid adieu to the jazz-filled streets of New Orleans, our minds raced with the inspiration and camaraderie shared from the AAERT’s latest Executive Forum conference. Held March 31 and April 2 at the Renaissance Arts Hotel in downtown New Orleans, attendees not only enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the city itself, but they also enjoyed dynamic presentations that stirred ideas, fostered motivation, and recognized the excellence that digital reporting has to offer the judicial field and AAERT’s role in supporting its membership. Vendors lined the perimeter of a lovely room featuring fabulous pictures from local artists. Engaging conversation was occurring everywhere anyone looked as exciting features in technology were demonstrated. Experts answered questions with both patience and eagerness to share all that is available for use by transcribers and…


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