Ruston native Janet McBride was recently appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to the Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters, sworn in by 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson.
McBride was joined by Celeste P. Ware who was sworn in by 2nd Judicial District Court Judge Glenn Fallin.
The Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters was created for the purpose of encouraging proficiency in the practice of court reporting as a profession, promoting efficiency in court and general reporting, and extending to the courts and to the public the protection afforded by a standardized profession by establishing a standard of competency for those persons engaged in it.
McBride started her own company in 2007. She is a freelance certified court reporter, and the owner of Janet McBride Court Reporting.
“I’m proud to have the Governor’s support, and I’m honored to be on this board,” McBride said. “I’m also humbled and honored to represent North Louisiana as well. I’ve worked hard my entire life to treat others with respect and kindness, and I will represent our state with the utmost professionalism.”
Ware, of Haynesville, has been a certified court reporter since 1990 and has served as the official court reporter for the 2nd Judicial District Court in Claiborne Parish for 27 years. She is currently a freelance certified court reporter, and the owner of Celeste P. Ware Certified Court Reporting.
“I am honored that Janet and I have been selected to serve on this board because of our integrity and professionalism. Our goal is to continue to uphold such values,” Ware said.
Both Ware and McBride will represent North Louisiana and will serve on this board in their capacity as certified court reporters.