Anoka Technical College faculty member Jennifer Sati received the Distinguished Service Award at the Minnesota Association of Verbatim Reporters and Captioners (MAVRC) annual fall convention in October for her lifelong commitment to court reporting advocacy and education.
This lifetime achievement award, voted on by her peers, is given to only one person annually.
The award acknowledges Sati as a constant advocate within the profession consistently demonstrated through her volunteer work, advocacy, networking, recruitment and other activities that keep the profession thriving.
“It is a tremendous honor to receive this recognition from MAVRC, our state court reporting association,” said Sati. “I am passionate about court reporting and will continue to be an advocate and educator to advance the exciting real-time careers that are in high demand.”
Along with teaching, Sati’s professional experience in the field includes official court reporter, freelance court reporter, CART provider and captioner.
She has helped create the only court reporting program offered at a public institution in Minnesota, and one recognized as one of the best court reporting programs in the U.S.
Anoka Technical College offers a 70-credit, judicial reporting (court reporting) program designed to be completed in two years.
All curricula meets or exceeds the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) standards set out by the Council on Approved Student Education (CASE). The program is approved by NCRA.
Judicial reporters can work in courtrooms as official reporters, creating accurate verbatim written records of all the proceedings. They are employed by the state.
Deposition reporting (also known as freelance reporting) is a popular field because it is interesting and allows for flexible scheduling, according to Sati.
The mission of MAVRC is to promote the use of stenographic reporters to capture the record in depositions and courtrooms and to provide closed captioning an d CART services.