LACCRA's SEMINARS 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Presenter Bio: Robert Bakva and/or Lisa Gonzalez, Certified ProCat Software Trainers. Bob graduated from the Fairleigh Dickenson University with a Masters Degree in Computer Sciences. He began his professional career working for a fortune-500 corporation as a Computer Programmer. During his 10-year employment, he excelled in the arts of product development and marketing. Having attended many Finance and Administration seminars and working in the company of Alan Greenspan, the Federal Reserve Chairman, he has developed many financial planning and cash management models. Bob climbed the corporate ladder to become the youngest Technical Manager to lead the most profitable division in the company. During his tenure, Bob was a seven-time President’s Club award winner -- for highest quality performance. Having always been an entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Bakva left his position to begin building ProCAT. His mission being to create the FIRST PC-based CAT software.
Learning Objectives: Review and proper use of Realtime Features of Winner; fine tuning realtime translation, transcript editing; creating ASCIIs and PDFs.
Presenter Bio: Rick Louie, Product Support Specialist, Gigatron Software Corporation. With over 22 years of product experience at Gigatron Software Corporation, Rick Louie is StenoCAT’s resident expert. Throughout his career at Gigatron, he has held various positions ranging from Product Quality Assurance to Senior Product Support Specialist. Over the last two decades, Rick has conducted numerous training seminars. He is also an instructor at the South Coast College of Court Reporting. A Southern California native, Rick graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Learning Objectives: Increase transcript productivity using the tools and features provided in StenoCAT such as Digital Signatures, Seating Charts, Smart Briefs, etc. In addition, Trialbook will be covered in details with step-by-step setup, as well as troubleshooting tips and tricks.
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.
Presenter Bio: Sandi Starbuck, Certified Stenograph CaseCatalyst Software Trainer.
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.
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.
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