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Lori Beard

Theory and Speedbuilding Instructor

Lori has been a court reporter for over 28 years. She began her court reporting journey in Michigan, attending court reporting classes at night. In 1986, she married and moved to sunny Arizona, at which time she completed her court reporting studies and graduated from American Institute of Court Reporting in 1989 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree. She went on to obtain her Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification and worked with several reporting firms in The Valley.


In 2001, Lori began teaching for Metropolitan College as a speed instructor.  In 2006, she joined the faculty of GateWay Community College as a speed instructor, and from there became an online instructor with Bryan University in 2012.  She has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Among the classes she has taught are Theory, Speedbuilding, Deposition Procedures, and Court Procedures. Lori holds her Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) certification and is a member of NCRA and ACRA.


Having experienced court reporting from both a professional as well as a student standpoint, Lori knows what it takes to motivate students and guide them through this very challenging but rewarding program.  Students love Lori's teaching!

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