ABCR Meeting Minutes
June 22, 2007
The Alabama Board of Court Reporting met on Friday, June 22,
2007 in order to conduct regular Board Business. Those
present were as follows: Suzanne Frazier, Vice-Chair; Joseph
Fawal, Member; Laura Nichols, Member; Sydney Frazier,
Member; and Deanna Johnson, Member. Judge Aubrey Ford and
Shannon Ball were not present. Also present were Paula Scout
McCaleb, Executive Director; Bettie Carmack, Assistant
Attorney General; and Jessica Burdette, Licensing Agent.
The meeting was called to order at 10:10 AM with a quorum
This meeting was advertised on the Secretary of State's Web
Site and the Board Web Site in accordance with the Open
Joseph Fawal made a motion to waive the reading of the
Minutes and accept them as submitted. The motion was
seconded by Laura Nichols and passed unanimously.
At approximately 10:13 A.M. the Board held an Oath of Office
for Board members, Deanna K. Johnson and Sydney Frazier.
At approximately 10:16 A.M., Paula Scout McCaleb gave the
Executive Director's Report to the Board.
A motion was made by Laura Nichols to retain Geanell C.
Adams to create and proctor the Licensing Examination based
on receipt of copy of CV and forwarding to members for
review and approval. The motion was seconded by Joseph Fawal
and passed unanimously.
A motion was made by Sydney Frazier for the testing
committee to review and approve proposed test before it is
administered. The motion was seconded by Joseph Fawal and
A motion was made by Laura Nichols to retain and use the
Taylor Center at Auburn Montgomery to administer test and
for the Testing committee to establish a test date. The
motion was seconded by Deanna Johnson and passed
At approximately 11:20 A.M. the Vice Chair announced that
the Board would take a recess and reconvene in approximately
At approximately 11:33 A.M. the Vice Chair reconvened the
A motion was made by Joseph Fawal to accept the
Administrative Services bid from Paula Scout McCaleb and
Leadership Alliance. The motion was seconded by Sydney
Frazier and passed unanimously.
A motion was made by Laura Nichols that the next Board
meeting be held September 21, 2007, with the possibility
that it may be changed depending upon the Sunset Review
Committee meeting. The motion was seconded by Deanna Johnson
and passed unanimously.
There being no further Board Business, the meeting was
adjourned at approximately 12:05 PM.
The Vice Chair announced that the next scheduled Board
Meeting would be held on September 21, 2007, at the Board
office in Montgomery.
Judge Aubrey Ford, Chair
Suzanne Frazier, Vice Chair
Paula McCaleb, Executive Director
Jessica Burdette, Serving as Recording Secretary