The Third Branch
Director of State Courts A. John Voelker meets annually on an informal basis with the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association (WCRA). This year's meeting was held May 8 at the Capitol Building in Madison.
From left to right: WCRA Past President Susan Kay, President-elect Sheri Piontek, Secretary Kathy Jagow, Director of State Courts A. John Voelker, President Karla Sommer, and Treasurer Lori Baldauf.
Among the topics discussed this year were the state budget, e-Filing, court reporter vacancies, real-time reporting, and the use of a software program that provides interactive real-time access to testimony.
The WCRA offered to provide real-time court reporter translation on a large screen at the Judicial Conference and the Judicial College this fall to demonstrate the technology.