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“Nuts and Bolts of Realtime - and Mock CRR” with Cynthia Fallgren, CRI

Date:        Saturday, July 18, 2015
Location:    Tri-Community Adult School, Covina, CA (Los Angeles)
Time:        8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. - 4 hours LASC mandatory credit; CEUs (Pending)

Learning objectives:  
Review of the fundamentals of realtime writing; improving realtime translation through dictionary optimization, building, and management; review of theories for similar sounding or spelled words in order to achieve optimal realtime translation.  Mock CRR will be given at the conclusion of instruction.   

Presenter:
Cynthia Fallgren is a faculty member with the Covina-Valley Unified School District, Adult Education in Court Reporting possessing a CRI (Certified Reporting Instructor) certification through NCRA.

“Office 365 and Beyond" with Vanessa Payne, A+, Network +, MCSA, MOS Master 2010, MOS 2013
 

Date:        Saturday, July 25, 2015
Location:    Los Angeles, CA
Time:        8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. - 4 hours LASC mandatory credit; CEUs (Pending)

Learning objectives:  
An overview and instruction on Office 365 suite applications:  Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint; how to connect to other devices, how to download these applications onto your computer; how to use these applications and organize desktop world.    

Presenter:
Vanessa Payne, A+, Network +, MCSA, MOS Master 2010, MOS 2013 is a Instructor at Computer Training Academy. She is a Certified A+ technician, MCP, MCSA and Network+ Technician as well as Microsoft Word 2010, Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010 and Access 2010 Specialist.

“English Professionals:  Punctuation in an Abbreviated World” with Margie Wakeman-Wells  
 
Date:        Saturday, August 15, 2015
Location:    SEIU-721 Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
Time:        8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. - 4 hours LASC mandatory credit; CEUs (Pending)

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.

“English Professionals:  Punctuation in an Abbreviated World” with Margie Wakeman-Wells  
 
Date:        Saturday, August 15, 2015
Location:    SEIU-721 Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
Time:        8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. - 4 hours LASC mandatory credit; CEUs (Pending)

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, Los Angeles, CA
Time:        8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. - 4 hours LASC mandatory credit; CEUs (Pending)

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.

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:    SEIU-721 Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
Time:        Part 1 - 8:30 a.m.  – 10:00 a.m. 1.5 hours LASC mandatory credit; CEUs (Pending)
Time:        Part 2 - 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 1.5 hours LASC mandatory credit; CEUs (Pending)
Time:        Part 3 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1 hour LASC mandatory credit; CEUs (Pending)

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 Anastasia Swinkles  

Date:        Saturday, November 7, 2015
Location:    Los Angeles, CA
Time:        8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. - 4 hours LASC mandatory credit; CEUs (Pending)

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.


Please note: Many but not all of the LACCRA seminars will be held at:

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


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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