LACCRA's SEMINARS 2016

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Dear LASC Reporters:

This year LACCRA is offering a slate of CAT Software seminars to upgrade, update and take charge of your realtime writing.  You also will receive required AOC mandatory training  hours, certification CEU’s and a stronger understanding of your CAT software on Eclipse, Case Catalyst, Procat and Stenocat plus this year we will be offering a benefits seminar for those of you wanting to know about healthcare insurance, retirement benefits, etc.

You can register online, or by phone with a credit card.  Please contact the LACCRA office at (949) 715-5481 or info@laccra.org.

To register online, simply click on the online registration form indicated for each seminar.  Seminar information can also be found under Calendar of Events & Upcoming Events. These seminars are being offered to both members and non-LACCRA members, unless otherwise indicated.

Looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming seminar!

LACCRA Seminar Committee


LACCRA Nominations and Elections

     8/5/16 Board Nominations Close
     9/5/16 E-voting Open
     9/9/16 E-voting Closed


Name of Seminar: “Eclipse: An Advanced Class”
Presenter: Anastasia Swinkles
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hours/CEUs: 4 LASC mandatory hours; 0.4 NCRA CEUs LACCRA082016
Location: SEIU-721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Meeting Room: 5th Floor Training Room (please note change)
Registration: LACCRA Members: $100 reimbursement by LASC.
Nonmembers: $120. Students: $25.
Registration includes morning snack; handout; CEUs/Hours.
Click here to register.

Presenter Bio:   Anastasia Swinkles, CSR, CART Provider, and Authorized Total Eclipse Trainer.  Anastasia Swinkles has been training reporters on Total Eclipse for over 12 years in the Los Angeles area.  She currently works as a CART provider with hard-of-hearing students at California State University Long Beach as well as private agencies. As a realtime reporter, she is constantly working to make her translation better and to allow the software do as much as possible on the job. Anastasia does limited private training as her schedule allows, primarily setting up new reporters and creating automatic indexing for seasoned reporters.

Learning Objectives: Reporters will learn how to set up, use, and streamline templates for cover pages and certificates using form fields, list files, and gain a beginning understanding of setting up automatic indexing.  This is an advanced class.


Name of Seminar: “Case Catalyst”
Presenter: Sandi Starbuck
Date: September 10, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hours/CEUs: 4 LASC mandatory hours; 0.4 NCRA CEUs  LACCRA091016
Location: SEIU-721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Meeting Room: Boardroom, 1st Floor (to the left behind reception desk)
Registration: LACCRA Members: $100 reimbursement by LASC.
Nonmembers: $120. Students: $25.
Registration includes morning snack; handout; CEUs/Hours.
Click here to register.

Presenter Bio:   Sandi Starbuck, Certified Stenograph CaseCatalyst Software Trainer.
Sandi Starbuck has been a Certified Stenograph Trainer for over 15 years. She has been training and working with reporters and students for over 27 years.  There are so many awesome features within Case Catalyst that could really decrease your editing time and help you to be much more efficient within the software.  By learning just a handful of new features, you can cut your editing time in half.  You can also minimize your time in edit by doing more at the job while writing realtime.  Her motto is to learn something new every month of the year and you will have learned 12 new things a year to make your job more proficient. Work smarter not harder.

Learning Objectives: Editing shortcuts, including new features within Version 17, Personal Globals, Homophones, Intelligent Suffix Removal, etc. Realtime Helpers, including Live Suggestions, Editing from your Writer as you write, dictionary management, etc.


Name of Seminar: LACCRA General Membership Meeting
Date: September 22, 2016
Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Luminarias, 3500 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754
Registration: CEUs are not applicable to this event.
A dinner buffet will be provided
Click here to register.

Registration Information: Pre-registration is required and open ONLY TO LACCRA MEMBERS. 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 day of the event.


Name of Seminar: “Introduction to the World of CART”
(Communication Access Realtime Translation)
Presenter: Saba McKinley
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hours/CEUs: 4 LASC mandatory hours; 0.4 NCRA CEUs  LACCRA102216
Location: SEIU-721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Meeting Room: Boardroom, 1st Floor (to the left behind reception desk)
Registration: LACCRA Members: $100 reimbursement by LASC.
Nonmembers: $120. Students: $25.
Registration includes morning snack; handout; CEUs/Hours.
Click here to register.

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.

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

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.