EVENTS 

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The LACCRA 2014 Seminar Committee Presents our 2014 Seminar slate: CAT TRAINING, CART, REALTIME, AUTO-INDEXING, PUNCTUATION OF THE SPOKEN WORD, AND TIME-SAVING TRICKS.

It is once again time to continue earning our AOC continuing education hours as well as the opportunity to earn NCRA CEUs.  This year’s seminars will focus on saving TIME:

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Taking Initiative Manifests Excellence!


All 2014 LACCRA seminars will be held at:

SEIU 721 Building
1545 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017
For directions to SEIU Local 721 click here.


“Realtime Tricks and Tips”

Date: September 20, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 hrs. LASC mandatory credit; NCRA .40 CEUs
Cost: $100 LACCRA Members/$120 Nonmembers {morning snack; handout}/
$25 Students
Speaker: Sandy VanderPol, FAPR, RMR, CRR, Realtime Systems Administrator (credentialed)

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Learning Objectives: Tips to increase realtime translation, dictionary building, and improving one’s writing style.  Tips and tricks on connecting to LiveNote and troubleshooting connections.

“Eclipse – Beginning/Intermediate”

Date: October 25, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 hrs., LASC mandatory credit; NCRA .40 CEUs
Cost: $100 LACCRA Members/$120 Nonmembers {morning snack; handout}/
$25 Students
Speaker: Anastasia Swinkles, certified Eclipse software trainer

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Learning Objectives:  Beginning/Intermediate course review of the latest software version updates; fine tuning realtime translation, transcript editing features; creating ASCIIs and PDFs; dictionary management; automatic indexing.

Presenter Bio: Anastasia Swinkles, CSR, CART provider, has been training reporters on Total Eclipse for over 10 years in the Los Angeles area.  I currently work as a CART provider with hard-of-hearing students at UCLA.  As a realtime reporter, I am constantly working to make my translation better and to have my software do as much as possible on the job.  I do some private training as well, primarily setting up new reporters and creating automatic indexing for seasoned reporters.

“StenoCat”

Date: November 1, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 hrs., LASC mandatory credit; NCRA .40 CEUs
Cost: $100 LACCRA Members/$120 Nonmembers {morning snack; handout}/
$25 Students
Speaker: Paula Mecke, certified Stenocat software trainer

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Learning Objectives: Advanced course review of the latest software version updates; fine tuning realtime translation, transcript editing features; creating ASCIIs and PDFs; dictionary management; automatic indexing.

Presenter Bio: With 30 years experience as a courtroom and deposition reporter in New Jersey, New York, and Vermont, since 2000 Paula Mecke has specialized as an independent scopist based in San Jose with clients all over the country.  As part of her work, she teaches technology courses at the StenoCAT User’s Network meetings and NCRA conferences and provides one-on-one software training classes to reporters, both in-person and online.  Paula earned her CSR and RPR and taught court reporting at the American Business Academy in Hackensack, NJ in the 1970s.

Seminar Minimum Attendance Disclaimer: LACCRA must attain the minimum number of paid attendees of 12 in order to hold a seminar. If attendance drops below 12, registrants will be notified 48 hours in advance of the seminar cancellation, and may elect to either receive a registration fee refund or a registration credit towards a future seminar.

Los Angeles County Court Reporters Association
Seminar Policy

The LACCRA office must receive an attendee’s payment no later than 7 days prior to the event. If not timely received, the reporter will be treated as a “walk-in” as described below.

Walk-ins will be allowed only if the attendee calls the LACCRA office no later than the Thursday morning before the Saturday seminar to request permission to attend. The attendee will be notified Friday by either a message in their voice mailbox or by email, and permission will be granted if there is still space available. Any walk-ins on the date of the seminar will not be allowed to attend.

An attendee must call the LACCRA office by no later than the Thursday morning before the Saturday seminar to cancel their attendance. If such a call is not timely received, the attendee will forfeit the registration fee of the seminar.

If an attendee does call the LACCRA office by no later than Thursday morning before the Saturday seminar, the amount paid to LACCRA will be refunded, minus a fee of $25.00.

Attendees will not be allowed entry 15 minutes after the commencement of the seminar.

Unless otherwise indicated, the subject matter of each technology seminar is the latest version of the software. The software must be preloaded and operational.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION
Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodation and plan to attend this event, please contact the LACCRA office at 949-715-6931 or info@laccra.org as soon as possible. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.

 
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