Lori Harstad, Co-Owner

Lori began her career in reporting as a student at Oklahoma College of Court Reporting in May of 1997. She passed the Oklahoma CSR exam in May of 1998 and the NCRA Registered Professional Reporter exam in May of 1999. She is certified in Arkansas as well as Oklahoma.

Lori has been a Certified LiveNote reporter since 2008 and passed the NCRA Realtime Systems Administrator exam in 2011. She began her career as a freelance reporter and worked at the same freelance reporting firm for 17 years until forming instaScript with colleagues Kim Glover and Beth McGinley. She was in charge of emerging technologies for her prior firm. She has presented at seminars for the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Courts, OCRA, NCRA, ProCAT, and has presented numerous in-service seminars at her firm for emerging technologies over the years. She has presented on litigation support technology to the Complex Litigation classes at OCU Law School and has written papers for the Oklahoma Bar Association on professionalism for attorneys in the deposition setting and has written a student section for her state reporting newsletter, The Sooner Outline.

Lori is a member of TRAIN for NCRA and takes a special interest in cultivating realtime reporters, as she sees this as the future for the profession. Lori has been a member of the Oklahoma Court Reporters Association Board of Directors, including serving as president. She has been a certified trainer for ProCAT software and writer products for the past 12 years.

Having two immediate family members as members of the Bar, she is in a unique position to see issues confronting the legal system from the viewpoint of both reporters and attorneys. She has two young children and is often seen lurking the stands at their respective games.