EVENTS 

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The LACCRA 2014 Seminar Committee Presents our 2014 Seminar slate: CAT TRAINING, CART, REALTIME, AUTO-INDEXING, PUNCTUATION OF THE SPOKEN WORD, AND TIME-SAVING TRICKS.

It is once again time to continue earning our AOC continuing education hours as well as the opportunity to earn NCRA CEUs.  This year’s seminars will focus on saving TIME:

Taking Initiative Manifests Excellence!


All 2014 LACCRA seminars will be held at:

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


“The Spoken Word and Punctuation – Advanced/Expert” 

Date: July 26, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 hrs., LASC mandatory credit; NCRA .40 CEUs
Cost: $100 LACCRA Members/$120 Nonmembers {morning snack; handout}/
$25 Students
Speaker: Margie Wakeman Wells

Learning Objectives: Advanced rules governing the use of the comma, semicolon, adverb and sentence structure for clearer transcripts of Court proceedings.

Presenter Bio: 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.

“Catalyst - Advanced”

Date: August 16, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 hrs., LASC mandatory credit; NCRA .40 CEUs
Cost: $100 LACCRA Members/$120 Nonmembers {morning snack; handout}/
$25 Students
Speaker: Sandi Starbuck, certified Stenograph CaseCatalyst software trainer

Learning Objectives: Advanced review of the latest software version updates; fine tuning realtime translation, transcript editing features; creating ASCIIs and PDFs; dictionary management; automatic indexing.

Presenter Bio: Sandi Starbuck, a Certified Stenograph Trainer has been training and working with reporters and students for 25 years.  She teaches Case Catalyst at two court-reporting schools in the Southern California area.

“Introduction to the World of CART” (Communication Access Realtime Translation)

Date: August 23, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4hrs LASC mandatory credit; NCRA .40 CEUs
Cost: $100 LACCRA Members/$120 Nonmembers [morning snack; handout]/
$25 Students
Speaker: Saba McKinley, CSR, RPR 

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.  She later transferred to the L.A. Superior Court where she worked until July of 2010, when she decided to use her skills as a CART Provider, her current vocation.  Saba is often asked, “How do you get started as a CART Provider?”  It is her intention, while serving on the board, to be the GO-TO person in all things CART.  With that in mind, she will be writing a monthly article which addresses CART inquiries.  You can find these articles in the online magazine under the title “ALL THINGS CART/CAPTIONING.”

Saba has served as coordinator on CCRA’s SOS Committee under the “Each One Reach One Mentoring Program” since August of 2010.  She has served on NCRA’s CART COI (Community of Interest) committee since 2011.

She is on the Speaker’s Rosters for both CCRA and NCRA and loves talking to students about the court reporting industry.  Saba has two adult sons, of whom she is exceedingly proud, and they own her heart.  Her eldest serves in the United States Air Force, with the youngest in his junior year in college.  She enjoys attending her Toastmasters meetings, to which she is grateful for her leadership skills.
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“Realtime Tricks and Tips”

Date: September 20, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 hrs. LASC mandatory credit; NCRA .40 CEUs
Cost: $100 LACCRA Members/$120 Nonmembers {morning snack; handout}/
$25 Students
Speaker: Sandy VanderPol, FAPR, RMR, CRR, Realtime Systems Administrator (credentialed)

Learning Objectives: Tips to increase realtime translation, dictionary building, and improving one’s writing style.  Tips and tricks on connecting to LiveNote and troubleshooting connections.

“Eclipse – Beginning/Intermediate”

Date: October 25, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 hrs., LASC mandatory credit; NCRA .40 CEUs
Cost: $100 LACCRA Members/$120 Nonmembers {morning snack; handout}/
$25 Students
Speaker: Anastasia Swinkles, certified Eclipse software trainer

Learning Objectives:  Beginning/Intermediate course review of the latest software version updates; fine tuning realtime translation, transcript editing features; creating ASCIIs and PDFs; dictionary management; automatic indexing.

Presenter Bio: 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.

“StenoCat”

Date: November 1, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 hrs., LASC mandatory credit; NCRA .40 CEUs
Cost: $100 LACCRA Members/$120 Nonmembers {morning snack; handout}/
$25 Students
Speaker: Paula Mecke, certified Stenocat software trainer

Learning Objectives: Advanced course review of the latest software version updates; fine tuning realtime translation, transcript editing features; creating ASCIIs and PDFs; dictionary management; automatic indexing.

Presenter Bio: With 30 years experience as a courtroom and deposition reporter in New Jersey, New York, and Vermont, since 2000 Paula Mecke has specialized as an independent scopist based in San Jose with clients all over the country.  As part of her work, she teaches technology courses at the StenoCAT User’s Network meetings and NCRA conferences and provides one-on-one software training classes to reporters, both in-person and online.  Paula earned her CSR and RPR and taught court reporting at the American Business Academy in Hackensack, NJ in the 1970s.

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 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 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 date of the seminar will not be allowed to attend.

An attendee 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.

Unless otherwise indicated, the subject matter of each technology seminar is the latest version of the software. The software must be preloaded and operational.

 
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