Christy Pratt, RCR, RPR, CLR

Regional Vice-President, Canada West

About Christy

Over the course of her career Christy has acquired reporting expertise in all areas of litigation, with a special interest in Aboriginal rights and title cases and Charter challenge cases.

She has reported several landmark trials (including Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia and Conseil-scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v. British Columbia (Education)), and she is currently reporting the Cambie Surgeries Corp. v. British Columbia (Medical Services Commission) trial before the Honourable Mr. Justice Steeves.

As an expert in realtime reporting Christy regularly conducts workshops for trial lawyers and their support staff on the benefits of realtime reporting and how to effectively conduct electronic trials.  She has presented for the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and at lunch & learns for law firms throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Christy provides IME consulting services to medical experts, and she has developed extensive online training programs and reference libraries for court reporters, transcriptionists and editors.

During her decade-long tenure on the board of the BC Shorthand Reporters Association, Christy held the positions of secretary and president.

Specialties & Skills

Christy has expertise in reporting all areas of litigation, including Aboriginal rights and title, Charter challenges, medical malpractice, personal/catastrophic injury, construction/engineering, defamation, products liability, anti-trust, environmental, mining and other resource-based litigation.

Interests & Volunteerism

Christy has a passion for travelling and writing, and she enjoys spending time in Washington State and attending European cooking schools.  She is a proud supporter of several local Vancouver shelters and charities.


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Fun Fact

Christy grew up in the restaurant business, which resulted in her becoming an aficionado of kitchen equipment at a young age.  She was delighted to be able to draw upon her passion for stainless steel when designing the commercial kitchen for Reportex 2.0.

Education

  • Langara College | Realtime Court Reporting Program
  • Trend College | Legal Assistant Diploma

Certifications

  • Certified LiveNote Reporter
  • Registered Professional Reporter
  • Realtime Certified Reporter
  • Certified Court Reporter

Associations & Memberships

  • BCSRA | 2001 — present
  • NCRA | 2001 — present
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