Planet Depos Celebrates NCRA’s 2018 Court Reporting & Captioning Week

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Global Court Reporting Firm Offers Scholarships through its Mentoring & Internship Division

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It is in the spirit of NCRA's Court Reporting & Captioning Week that we at Planet Depos once again focus on the future generation of court reporters by awarding these scholarships to deserving students.

In recognition of the National Court Reporters Association’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week, February 10-17, Planet Institute, a division of Planet Depos, is pleased to announce it will offer three scholarships to qualified students and recent graduates of the nation’s court reporting schools. Those who qualify to apply for one of three $1,000 scholarships are, specifically, students near completion of the program or who recently completed a court reporting program in the past year.

“It is in the spirit of Court Reporting & Captioning Week that we at Planet Depos once again focus on the future generation of court reporters by awarding these scholarships to deserving students,” said Kathy DiLorenzo, Planet Depos’ Director of Court Reporting. “Our leadership team consists of long-time court reporters who remember well the struggles of completing the program, as well as the hard work and financial investment required in the first year.”

Planet Institute was launched two years ago during the 2016 Court Reporting & Captioning Week. The mission of the program is to assist court reporting students in the transition from graduation to a practicing deposition court reporter. Planet Institute provides the vocational support to bridge the gap for court reporting students and recent graduates with one-on-one mentoring and professional development for motivated applicants. Upon application to the program, in addition to an interview, students and new professionals must pass a writing evaluation, as well as a vocabulary and grammar test. There is no fee for taking part in the Planet Institute mentoring and internship program.

Scholarship applicants are required to provide responses to three questions, the answers to which will be reviewed by three independent court reporters in various stages of their careers. The three scholarship winners will be announced on March 1.

About Planet Depos

Headquartered in Washington, DC, and with 50+ offices around the globe, Planet Depos, LLC, is the only international court reporting agency led by court reporters and world-renowned industry experts. Planet Depos provides court reporting, videography, videoconferencing, interpretation, and trial support services throughout the United States and abroad to international law firms, worldwide corporations, and government entities. The Company has extensive experience reporting complex matters around the globe, including arbitrations, trials and depositions. A forward-thinking company, Planet Depos is conversant with the latest technologies and works closely with clients to implement case-winning tools, including streaming text and video, realtime to iPads, mobile videoconferencing, and digital exhibits.

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