Lana Allen, RPR, RCR, CCP

Realtime Court Reporter

Specialties & Skills

Lana has over 20 years’ experience in both criminal and civil cases with experience and an extensive knowledge base of aboriginal, medical, marine, environmental, construction and engineering-related terminology. She has international experience in reporting proceedings consisting of court, discoveries, arbitrations, hearings, inquests and depositions involving expert testimony, technical and job-specific legalese and interpreted matters.


Lana is very active and passionate about life, particularly travelling the world and long-distance running in mountains here and abroad.

Cases of Note

Selected Captioning Work

Communication access real-time translation (CART), also called open captioning or real-time stenography, or simply real-time captioning, is the system used to convert speech to text for the deaf and hard of hearing. Lana has provided captioning for a wide range of events, including the following:

  • Michelle Obama – “Becoming” book tour – Rogers Arena – March 22, 2019
  • BCGEU 58th Annual Convention – November 26 – 30, 2018
  • HEU 31st Biennial Convention – November 4 – 7, 2018 – providing captioning for the event.
  • Pacific Assistance Dogs Society 2018 Graduation – providing captioning services for audience
  • BCTF annual general meeting – May 17 -20, 2018. – providing captioning for the event
  • SFU/UBC/Douglas College – lecture captioning (recurring)
  • Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – event captioning (recurring)


  • Langara College, Vancouver, BC | Diploma, Court Reporting
  • Langara College, Vancouver, BC | Certification, Realtime


  • Realtime Certified Reporter
  • Certified Court Reporter

Associations & Memberships

  • BCSRA | 2015 — present