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Local Attorney Earns National Certificate

Local Attorney Earns National Certificate

VIENNA, Va., May 22, 2014—The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, has announced that attorney Geoffrey S. Thomas has earned the nationally recognized Trial Presentation Professional certificate, acknowledging his high level of knowledge and understanding of the use of electronics in trial presentation software to present evidence in court. 

 

“As new technologies emerge, IT professionals, courtroom personnel, and trial presenters often have a wide range of equipment available to them in each new situation,” says Jim Cudahy, CEO and executive director of NCRA. “Trial Presentation Professionals are well versed in recognizing new technology and equipment and in determining which types are best suited to present evidence for the courtroom situation to in question.”

 

Thomas, from Omaha, Nebraska, is a member of NCRA and has worked in the court reporting industry since 2012. Thomas is currently employed at Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters and Certified Legal Video, LLC.

 

The certificates are awarded to legal videographers, reporters, IT professionals, attorneys and paralegals who hold the knowledge and understanding of the use of electronic trial presentation software to present evidence in court. The certificate is awarded upon completion of a one-and-one-half day-long seminar and passage of a comprehensive written exam that focuses on presenting evidence at trial via multiple software platforms.

 

“I am excited to be able to offer our clients throughout Nebraska, Iowa and the Midwest professional trial presentation services.  Being able to competently and confidently provide assistance to attorneys in the courtroom will just add to the numerous services Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters already offers.  The future of courtroom advocacy is rooted in technology and we are eager to be at the forefront of that shift."

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