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Court Reporting Technology Seminar for Steno and Voice Writers (4.6.2024)
Saturday, April 06, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
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Seminar Name: Court Reporting Technology Seminar for Steno and Voice Writers
Presenter: Louis Machuca
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024
Time: 9 am to 12 pm (3 hours)/.275 NCRA CEUs
Location: Online via GoToMeeting
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Description: The objective of this seminar is to discuss and introduce the latest technology trends and best practices for Steno and Voice writers in all aspects of reporting.  Topics will include general computing hardware and Microsoft Windows knowledge, as well as an in-depth discussion of hardware and software utilized in all aspects of the court reporting profession with an emphasis on wireless realtime.  In addition, realtime and rough draft tips and suggestions will be provided.  
•    The importance of a live person taking down the proceedings (steno and voice methods currently licensed in California)
•    Hardware (computers, steno machines, voice masks, and other devices used by steno and voice writers)
•    Software used by steno and voice writers
•    Ergonomic suggestions for steno and voice writers
•    Wireless realtime methods for steno and voice writers
•    Tips and tricks for better realtime
•    Livenote tips (current software used by LA Superior Court judges)
Bio: My name is Louis R. Machuca, and I’ve been involved in the court reporting industry for over 25 years.  Currently, I’m an official court reporter at Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC) working in a preliminary hearing courtroom.  I’ve also worked in civil litigation and family and probate law courts.  I was a freelance reporter for court, depos, and government entities before starting at LASC.  I’ve provided CART services throughout the years.  I’ve also worked for and with court reporting agencies, as well as founding and running my own agency for a few years.  I love my profession, and I enjoy sharing everything I’ve learned with students, colleagues, and other technology enthusiasts.    

Attendance verification: Attendees will be required to pre-register. Attendees will be required to enter their first and last names into the GoToMeeting platform. The GoToMeeting platform keeps records of the timing of sign-on and sign-off. Attendees are required to keep cameras on. The administrator will download attendance from the GoToMeeting platform.