Lewis earns CLVS designation


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CONTACT: Nancy Varallo


Local videographer earns national certification

Cedar Lewis recognized as a Certified Legal Video Specialist

RESTON, Va., [June 30, 2016]—The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers, has announced that Cedar Lewis has earned the nationally recognized Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) certification, which acknowledges a high level of skill and understanding of knowledge related to all facets of videotaping, court proceedings and judicial procedures and the ability to deliver an accurate and timely finished video product.

“Video specialists are in high demand in court proceedings nationwide. A CLVS is an expert in understanding how to set up and capture the necessary information needed by parties to a case in a video format,” says Mike Nelson, CAE, CEO and executive director of NCRA. “They are highly trained in working with video equipment to provide accurate and vital records in this type of specialized format.”

CLVSs are required to attend a two-day seminar that focuses on using video in the legal environment. They have also successfully passed a written knowledge exam as well as a hands-on production exam.

“Earning my Certified Legal Video Specialist certification was a huge accomplishment for me,” said Lewis.  “So many factors can affect the quality of the audio and video record.  This certification shows that I have the knowledge to adjust for unforeseen issues, to capture a quality record, and to work alongside court reporters in this very specialized field.  I am thrilled to have a role that allows me to combine my IT background and passion for customer service.  I am incredibly proud to be a member of this elite community of professionals.”

“At The Varallo Group, we value professionalism and competency,” said Nancy Varallo, CEO of The Varallo Group and past president of NCRA. “By achieving her Certified Legal Video Specialist credential, Cedar demonstrated that she’s has the skills and the work ethic required to be a true professional.  I’m delighted to recognize her for both.”

For more information, visit NCRA.org. Career information about the court reporting profession — one of the leading career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree — can be found at crTakeNote.com.


About NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 16,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020. For more information, visit NCRA.org. NCRA is located at 12030 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 400, Reston, VA 20191

About The Varallo Group

The Varallo Group is the leading provider of management and operational services to court reporting firms in the United States.

The Varallo Group delivers results.  Our network of first-rate reporters will cover your toughest assignment anywhere in the world.  The Varallo Group’s suite of business development services secures your future within budget.  Our business advisors present solutions that contribute to your bottom line.

We take the time to understand your needs and the tools you’ll need to grow and evolve in the future.  Our business advisors are skilled in agency management, administration, business development strategies and training, website development, and online campaigns that showcase your organization.   These services allow freelance reporters and firm owners alike, to grow their businesses, enjoy some well-deserved downtime  – or both!

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