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English Professionals:  Punctuation in an Abbreviated World Saturday, August 15, 2015

CART in the Courtroom Saturday, August 29, 2015

Part 1 Steno Briefs in Every Day Writing Part 2 Bluetooth Realtime Part 3 LiveNote Hookup Troubleshooting Saturday, September 12, 2015

CART Saturday, November 7, 2015

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English Professionals:  Punctuation in an Abbreviated World with Margie Wakeman-Wells  
 
Date:        Saturday, August 15, 2015
Location:    SEIU-721 Auditorium, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017. Click here for a map.
Time:        8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. - 4 hours LASC mandatory credit; .4 NCRA CEUs (LACCRA081515)
Register:   Please click here to register.
Bring:        Attendees should bring their writers to this seminar. Also, be sure to have your employee/vendor numbers for LASC hours and your NCRA number for NCRA CEUs.

Learning objectives:  
Review of the best punctuation choice for the spoken-word transcripts; rules governing punctuation with commas, semicolons, colons, with an emphasis on sentence structure; and a review of social media and tech language abbreviations.    

Presenter:
Margie Wakeman Wells has taught court reporting for 37 years. She has presented, under the auspices of NCRA and state court reporting organizations, over 300 seminars for reporters on English-related topics as well as seminars for teachers and students. Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, her best-selling reference text, and the workbook that accompanies it are published by Margie Holds Court Publishing and are available at margieholdscourt.com. Margie’s latest book, Word Pares, Pears, Pairs, has recently been published.

CART in the Courtroom” with Anastasia Swinkles
 
Date:        Saturday, August 29, 2015
Location:    SEIU-721 Auditorium, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017. Click here for a map.
Time:        8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. - 4 hours LASC mandatory credit; .4 NCRA CEUs (LACCRA082915)
Register:  Please click here to register.
Bring:      Writers are optional the second half of this seminar. Also, be sure to have your employee/vendor numbers for LASC hours and your NCRA number for NCRA CEUs.

Learning objectives:  
Review of ethics and professional responsibilities of being a CART provider; review of the American Disabilities Act compliance guidelines. Writing tips on identification of speakers, fine-tuning realtime translation on the fly; dictionary building; file/job organization.

Outline:

  • What is CART
  • Deaf/HOH Culture & Education
  • CART and the Law
  • CART Provider Qualifications
  • CART Hardware & Display Settings
  • Etiquette in the Courtroom
  • Cleaning up your Realtime
  • Q&A

Presenter:
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.

Part 1 “Steno Briefs in Every Day Writing” with Steve Kosmata and Part 2 “Bluetooth Realtime” with Carlos Martinez, CSR, RPR and Pt. 3 “LiveNote Hookup Troubleshooting” with Melanie Kahler, CSR, CRR
 
Date:        Saturday, September 12, 2015
Location:    South Coast College, 2011 West Chapman, Orange, CA 92868. Click here for a map.
Meeting Room: 205
Time:        Part 1 - 8:30 a.m.  – 10:00 a.m. 1.5 hours LASC mandatory credit; .15 NCRA CEUs 
Time:        Part 2 - 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 1.5 hours LASC mandatory credit; .1 NCRA CEUs
Time:        Part 3 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1 hour LASC mandatory credit; .1 NCRA CEUs
                 (LACCRA091215)
Register:  Please click here to register.
Bring:       Be sure to have your employee/vendor numbers for LASC hours and your NCRA number for NCRA CEUs.

Learning objectives:  
Pt. 1: Writing more efficiently by writing fewer strokes; utilizing our keyboard to squish words, using purposeful stacking for less overall strokes.  This class will rewire our brains to think and work smarter, not harder.

Pt. 2: Bluetooth hookups., realtime hookups.

Pt. 3: A review of LiveNote software, how to hook up and troubleshoot in the courtroom.   

Presenters:
Steve Kosmata, has been a court reporter in the San Diego Superior Court for over 20 years. He has vast experiences in reporting both criminal and complex civil litigation proceedings and currently provides realtime translation for both the bench and attorneys.

Carlos Martinez, CSR, RPR, CMRS was previously the co-owner of a reporting firm with his wife in Mendocino County. He is currently an official reporter for the Sonoma County.

CART” with Saba McKinley

Date:        Saturday, November 7, 2015
Location:    Longo Toyota, 3534 N. Peck Rd., El Monte, CA 91731, Penske College Room 3.
                   Click here for a  map.
Check-in:  Attendees should check-in with the receptionist upon arrival to the dealership.
Time:        8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. - 4 hours LASC mandatory credit; .4 NCRA CEUs (LACCRA110715)
Register:  Please click here to register.
Bring:      Attendees should bring their writers and laptops to this seminar. Also, be sure to have your employee/vendor numbers for LASC hours and your NCRA number for NCRA CEUs.

Learning Objectives:  
Optimal realtime translation; dictionary building; identification of word boundaries; conflict identification; Identification of misspellings, wrong entries and file/job organization.

Presenter Bio:  
Saba McKinley, CSR, RPR, began reporting in 1991 as an official reporter with the Los Angeles Municipal Court where she worked until July 2010, when she decided to use her skills as a CART provider, her current vocation.  Saba has served on CCRA’s SOS Committee and has served on NCRA’s CART COI committee and on the speaker’s roster for both CRA and NCRA.


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 (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 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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