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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.

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.

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