Judy Brentano, RPR, FAPR, DSA, coordinated and presented many realtime seminars for the benefit of court reporters using realtime translation in court and for those providing closed captioning for TV broadcasts.
chaired numerous NCRA
realtime-related task forces and committees as well as participated in the development of the NCRA realtime certification programs.
In other activities on behalf of the National Court Reporters Association, she served on the Board of Directors for 12 years, and was President from 1992-93.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters.
In 2004, she
received the association's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.
Among her many professional experiences, in 1987 Judy developed and coordinated the first TV closed-captioning project in the Southeast for WXIA-TV in Atlanta which captioned prime news programs starting in 1988.
Over the next 20 years, she
participated in large national conferences for Gallaudet University
(now HLAA), various associations of the Bench and Bar, and many educational institutions.
company developed the Caption Masters Series comprised of multimedia training materials for CART/captioners, the Caption Masters Series Retraining workshops, and the Caption Masters Series Retraining Manual© In addition, she
developed a Faculty Retraining Program, training manual, and administered the program for the National Court Reporters Association
writings and publications include hundreds of articles related to realtime reporting and closed captioning which were featured in various professional magazines as well as the National Law Journal
also writes essays as well as a monthly column for her
local Punta Gorda newspaper.