Marina Hopkins, RCR

Court Reporter (Kamloops)

About Marina

Marina was born and raised in Vancouver, and she is currently married and has two sons. She became an official reporter in the year 2002 and reported for ten years throughout the Lower Mainland, working on a variety of discoveries, arbitrations, hearings, realtime trials in the BC Supreme Court, court transcription, oral reasons and CART. In 2011 Marina relocated to Kamloops, and in 2012 she became the owner of Kamloops Reporting Services, which partnered with Reportex in 2021.

Specialties & Skills

Marina specializes in realtime, CART, administration and human resources.

Interests & Volunteerism

Marina enjoys horseback riding, skiing, paddleboarding, golfing and attending theatre and other cultural events in Kamloops. She loves to travel and has been to Peru, Japan and Iceland in recent years.

Fun Facts

Marina has a love of horses, and after riding with a group of Wild Women across the Hekla volcano region throughout Iceland for a week alongside a free-running Icelandic herd, she is now the proud owner of her very own Icelandic horse named Rubin. She is an active member of the equestrian community in Kamloops and enjoys spending time with her horse, going to clinics and horse camping in the summertime.


Cases of Note

Marina reported outdoors for a week at the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Powwow Arbour for the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation panel hearing for the Ajax Mine environmental review.

Education

  • Langara College | Post-Diploma in Realtime Reporting
  • Langara College | Diploma in Court Reporting
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology | Diploma in Administrative Management
  • The Royal Conservatory of Music | Associate Diploma in Piano Performance

Certifications

  • Realtime Certified Reporter

Associations & Memberships

  • BCSRA, past board member and past vice president
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