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LACCRA Fall General Membership Meeting

September 28, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Luminarias Restaurant
, 500 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754. Click here for a map.
This event is free and is for LACCRA members only. Registration is required for the purpose of the dinner order.

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LACCRA General Membership Meeting, if you want to be in the know, plan on attending!

Your MOU:  
Did you know a new contract for the court reporter unit has been ratified?  
How much $$ are we going to get?  
How is your pension going to be affected?  
What's happening with the Realtime bonus?


Did you know there is legislation affecting court reporters in Sacramento right now?
Why would fee waivers affect reporters going back into civil and family law courts?
What's happening with the transcript rate fee increase? 
How will pending legislation affect officials?

Joint Labor Management - What's On The Horizon

Novatime Assignment Software:
What is this?
How will it affect my assignment?

BAF to RAF Concept:
What is this concept?
Why Building to Region?
Who will be most affected?

What is it?
How will this affect reporters?

Did you know that e-Filing is coming to all courts in California?  
Did you know that LACCRA is currently conducting an e-filing pilot?
Do you know what justice partners are participating in the e-filing pilot?
Did you know the courts are going paperless sooner than we think?
What kind of e-filing training is available to you?
Where do you find more information about e-filing?



Title of Seminar: 12-Steps to CART and Realtime
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017 (NOTE: changed from original date of Aug 12)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 4 hours

SEIU Building, 1545 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
5th Floor Training Room

Presenter: Debra Bollman

4 hours LASC mandatory credit; .4 NCRA CEUs Approval LACCRA081217

LACCRA Members $100; Non-members $120; Students $25

Registration Form:

 12-Steps to CART and Realtime Registration Form

12-Steps to CART and Realtime ~ Mastering word-boundary errors and conflict resolutions by refining and retooling your prefix/suffix steno outlines

Presenter:  Debra Bollman made headlines across the globe during the 2015 NCAA March Madness basketball tournament when Wisconsin Badger Nigel Hayes whispered, “Gosh, she’s beautiful” over a hot mic during a tournament press conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The publicity was a bit overwhelming, but Debra took it in stride and shined a positive light on our profession.

Debra is the CEO of Caption CART, Inc., and has captioned and provided realtime transcripts for events including the French Open, Solheim Cup, Breeders Cup, NBA Finals, and the World Series just to name a few.  She’s been a court reporter for 20 years and has taken advantage of the many avenues our profession has to offer.  She’s been a state and federal official, CART provider, and broadcast captioner, but her specialty in sports has given her the most memorable moments, especially being at all seven games of the 2016 World Series.  

Debra has been asked over the years to help transition reporters into captioners and create a curriculum for high-speed students and seasoned reporters to make that move to captioning.  She recently took the plunge and has created her 12-Steps to Captioning program that retools and streamlines almost any theory to make you caption and CART ready.  She will share with us some of her tips and tricks and demo the different options out there so you, too, can become a captioner.  

Licenses: California CSR, RMR, CRR, CRC

Description:  Are you ready to take your realtime to the next level? Have you considered providing CART in your courtroom? Debra Bollman will share her tried and true steps to getting clean, consistent, and readable realtime.

Presentation Objectives:

We will begin with a quick breakdown of the attendees’ current realtime abilities by writing a YouTube video.  We will move quickly into the prefix/suffix and word boundary lists provided to all those in attendance. This is a hands-on training class, so everyone must bring their steno and laptops. The goal is to begin understanding how consistency in prefix/suffixes will greatly improve your realtime skills.  I will also show all participants how to set up for CART in their courtroom, as well as provide the study materials to take the California Court Reporters Certified CART Generalist (CCG) exam.12-Steps to CART and Realtime ~ Mastering word-boundary errors and conflict resolutions by refining and retooling your prefix/suffix steno outlines




Coming soon!

The LACCRA Seminar Committee has begun planning for the 2018 seminar series. The Los Angeles County Court Reporters Association has earned a well-deserved reputation for sponsoring stimulating and worthwhile education for court reporters in California. Stay tuned.

We are the Gold Standard!

Seminars through LACCRA are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to get your Continuing Education hours.  LACCRA sends in your paperwork to the Court and NCRA for the hours. LACCRA also sends in the forms to the LAS Court for reimbursement (while funds last) through the continuing education fund SEIU and LACCRA have negotiated with the Court.

 The net cost to you as a LACCRA member is $0. LASC Court reporters are mandated by the Judicial Council to have 8 hours of continuing education hours every two years. The new cycle started January 1, 2017.

Registration links are added with each seminar listing.

Registration Fees:
LACCRA Members $100
Nonmembers $120
Students $25
(Education, LASC/NCRA CEUs, handout)

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.

Seminar Presenter Disclaimer

All information presented by the speakers at the LACCRA Benefits Seminar or through any other medium provides general information only. In presenting the material, neither the Los Angeles County Court Reporters Association nor its directors or consultants has taken into consideration any individual's benefit objectives, financial situation, or particular needs. All attendees should seek independent professional advice as to the suitability of any information provided to fit their personal benefit profile and goals.

Los Angeles County Court Reporters Association
Seminar Policy:

The LACCRA office must receive an attendee’s (member or nonmember) registration 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 (member or nonmember) 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, if there is still space available. The registration fee is due at the time of the request to attend is made.

A paid registrant 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.

LACCRA reserves the right to cancel a seminar, if the minimum number of paid registrants is not met and/or due to unforeseen circumstances whereupon a cancellation is deemed necessary. Upon notice of cancellation, paid registrants will be given the option to either apply their registration fee to a future seminar or to be given a total refund.

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 as soon as possible. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.