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Guantanamo court reporters to address convention

IL Staff
September 20, 2013
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Court reporters part of the “StenOps” team reporting the military tribunal hearings of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be among the featured speakers at the annual convention of the Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association Sept. 27-29.

Jim Connor, owner of Connor Reporting in Indianapolis, Lafayette and Bloomington, and Mike Miller and Susan Perry Miller, court reporters based in Texas, are the panelists for “Guantanamo Bay: Extreme Reporting.” They will discuss the process to assemble and qualify a team of court reporters to provide immediate copy of the trials at Naval Station Guantanamo.

Margie Wakeman Wells, a California-based court reporter, blogger and author of “Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation,” will present the keynote address.

Training and a reception at Steward Richardson Deposition Services in Indianapolis Friday, Sept. 27, will open the event, which will continue Saturday and Sunday at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel, 11925 N. Meridian St., Carmel.

More information about the convention is available at http://www.insra.net/.

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