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LACCRA SEMINAR SERIES 2022


The Los Angeles County Court Reporters Association has earned a well-deserved reputation for sponsoring stimulating and worthwhile education for court reporters in California. We look forward to seeing you at the LACCRA Seminars!

We are the Gold Standard!

The Seminar Committee is pleased to announce the following seminars!  Please note: All 2022 Seminars will be held online via GoToMeeting. Click here for more information regarding GoToMeeting.

Please click on the link to be taken to the additional information and the registration form for each seminar:

(Other seminars may be added)

Seminars through LACCRA are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to get your Continuing Education hours. LACCRA sends in your paperwork to the Court and NCRA for the hours (when applicable).

The LASC Court will reimburse registration fees (while funds last), pursuant to the continuing education fund SEIU and LACCRA have negotiated with the Court (MOU Article 42, Section 1).

 The net cost to you as a LACCRA member is $0. LASC Court reporters are mandated by the Judicial Council to have 8 hours of continuing education hours every two years.

Let's Get Acquainted! Seminars may be held online via GoToMeeting. To ease online anxiety, send an email to [email protected] if you would like to schedule a test session. Click here for more information regarding GoToMeeting.

Registration Fees

LACCRA Members

$125 - Software Seminars and Seminars 3 hours or more
$80 - E-Filing Seminars (LACCRA Members Only/No NCRA pre-approval)
$65 - All Others

Nonmembers $150 - Software Seminars and Seminars 3 hours or more
$95 - All Others
Students $25

 

 LACCRA Seminar: E-Filing: The Future is Here - Paperless Transcript Production

Dates: Saturday in 2022 on May 28, July 16, and September 17 via GoToMeeting
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (4 hours) Login begins at 8:45 a.m.
Presenters: John Garnett & Jeff Cobb with YesLaw, and with Diana Van Dyke
CEUs: CEU Information: LASC 4 hours. PLEASE NOTE: attendees are required to self-report attendance and request reimbursement to the LASC within 30 days from the date of the seminar. Attendees may submit for CEU approval to NCRA directly. Click here for the AGENDA. If you choose to cancel your attendance, cancellation for this seminar will be on Wednesday prior to the seminar. No refunds for requests after the Wednesday prior to the date of the seminar.

Registration:
Click here to register for the May 28, 2022, E-Filing Seminar
Click here to register for the July 16, 2022, E-Filing Seminar
Click here to register for the September 17, 2022, E-Filing Seminar

CANCELLATIONS FOR E-FILING SEMINARS MUST BE RECEIVED ON THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE SEMINAR DATE. NO REFUNDS.

$80/Members Only - Retirees may be placed on a waitlist - please email [email protected]

Description/Educational Objectives:

The State of California has mandated a move to the paperless courthouse.

LACCRA continues to offer this workshop with Yeslaw to encourage our members be ready to hit the ground running as soon as Los Angeles Superior Court fully commits to receiving eFiled transcripts.  The current law allowed for a five-year grace period for reporters and Courts who were not yet ready for the new technology.  That five-year period ends in January 2023!

Court reporters will learn how to produce paperless transcripts from creating an ASCII to providing electronic distribution of PDF transcripts. With YesLaw, reporters deliver a highly functional PDF that includes automatic bookmarking, automatic creation of multi-volume master indexes, and easy secure delivery to all parties.

• Installation and set-up of YesLaw software
• Recommendations for output to paperless delivery
• Overview of creating a YesLaw PDF from your ASCII output
• Delivery options for Los Angeles Official reporters
• What the delivery looks like and how to access online content

About the Presenters:

John Garnett has been working with YesLaw for the past 10 years. John has overseen the development of the YesLaw reporter transcript-to-video synchronization software, and the launch of YesLaw PDF Transcript Generator Software paired with the YesLaw Online Repository. Mr. Garnett has designed an efficient and easy-to-use interface for the creation and distribution of electronic transcripts within the YesLaw software. He continues to respond to user feedback for the development and improvement of YesLaw software features.

Jeff Cobb has 40 years of experience in the court reporting industry. His vast experience encompasses steno mask reporting in the Marine Corps, stenographic reporting in Hawaii and Washington, owning his own reporting business as well as managing sales and operations for a multi-million-dollar court reporting company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Today, Jeff is excited to be back with Stenograph assisting in the creation of an enterprise solution to enhance and improve the technology and communication between reporters, agencies, and their clients worldwide.

Diana Van Dyke has been a court reporter since 1995.  She began her career as an independent contractor reporting depositions for over five years before fulfilling one of her professional goals of becoming a Los Angeles Superior Court official in 2001.  After more than ten years of serving the public as an official in almost all of the various case types for which Los Angeles provides a court reporter, she now finds herself experiencing the challenge of an assignment in a long-cause felony trial court.  This is Diana’s ninth year of proudly serving the membership as a LACCRA Board member.  This will be the fifth year that Diana has participated in LACCRA's E-filing Committee, helping usher into the court system the newest tool in our court reporters' array of useful assets to our justice system.


 

    Case Catalyst -- Software Organization
             & Real-Time Tips

 

 

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022 via GoToMeeting
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (4 hours) Login  begins at 8:45 a.m.
CEUs: LASC 4 hours/.4 NCRA CEUs pending. PLEASE NOTE: attendees are required to self-report attendance and request reimbursement to the LASC within 30 days from the date of the seminar. LACCRA will report your attendance to NCRA as long as your NCRA number was provided during registration. Click here for the Agenda.

Registration: Please click here to register. $125 Members, $150 Nonmembers, $25 Students

Description:
Editing shortcuts, including new features within Version 20, Personal Globals, Homophones, Intelligent Suffix Removal, etc. Realtime Helpers, including Live Suggestions, editing from your Writer as you write, dictionary management, etc.

Presenter Bio:
Elora Dorini has been in the court reporting industry for 10 years. Her technical experience includes receiving, as well as conducting, individual training of court reporters in litigation support software with an emphasis on realtime writing and editing from the stenographic writer. She takes personal training sessions three to four times a year to learn about the advancements in our technology for court reporter-related software.

Elora worked as a freelancer until 2017 and then became an official court reporter for Los Angeles County. Prior to becoming an official, she took depositions until 2013, and then moved to freelance civil trials in Los Angeles Superior Court as well as Ventura Superior Court. In working civil trials, Elora specialized in providing daily transcripts with multiple realtime hookups.

Currently, she is working in a felony trial courtroom at Clara Foltz Shortridge Courthouse, providing the court with realtime, same-day/daily transcripts when requested, rough drafts, and various other services.

She also conducts private training sessions teaching reporters the in-depth capabilities of CAT software, as well as helps set up backup systems for all work products, and personal computers, if necessary.

Elora has a great passion for the advancement of court reporting through education, training, and the application of new technology, and makes herself available for sharing this knowledge with her fellow court reporters.


 

        What is "Good English"

  This is NOTHING like you have ever seen before and is
  sure to be a unique experience! Click here for a YouTube
  preview.

 Date:  June 11, 2022, via GoToMeeting
Time:  10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (2 hours) Login begins at 9:45 a.m.
Presenters:  E.K. Powell
CEUs: LASC 2 hours/.2 NCRA CEUs pending. PLEASE NOTE: attendees are required to self-report attendance and request reimbursement to the LASC within 30 days from the date of the seminar. LACCRA will report your attendance to NCRA as long as your NCRA number was provided during registration. Click here for the Agenda.

Registration: Please click here to register. $65 Members, $95 Nonmembers, $25 Students.

Description/Educational Objectives:
I’ll be discussing how non-standard English is actually the “standard” of English, reviewing some forms of it as well as how to decode some of African American English.

My objectives are to leave the audience with a basic understanding of descriptive linguistics, some of the major components of African American English, and most importantly show them that all dialects are valid.

Presenter Bio:
E.K. Powell is the creative mind behind the What's Good English TikTok account and YouTube channel. He grew up in Peoria, Illinois, and graduated from Southern Illinois University. While traveling the world, he developed a love for language and linguistics. Through his social media, he hopes to share his love of language learning and show that AAVE is a language to be respected. 


Seminar Information

GoToMeeting Test Session

Please contact [email protected] if you plan to attend a test session.

How to Self-Report Attendance to the LASC & Request Reimbursement

Please note that your invoice/proof of payment can be found in an email once you registered or in your member profile. Please find agendas for all seminars posted in the seminar listings. Verification of attendance will be emailed to you.
NOTE: Reporters must self-report and request reimbursement within 30 days from the date of the seminar.

Click here for the PDF: SumTotal Learner User Guide

Click here for the PDF: Submitting a Self-Reported Training Request in SumTotal Learn QRG

Seminar Presenter Disclaimer

All information presented by the speakers at the LACCRA Benefits Seminar or through any other medium provides general information only. In presenting the material, neither the Los Angeles County Court Reporters Association nor its directors or consultants has taken into consideration any individual's benefit objectives, financial situation, or particular needs. All attendees should seek independent professional advice as to the suitability of any information provided to fit their personal benefits profile and goals.

Seminar Minimum Attendance Disclaimer: 

For live seminars, 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.

For online seminars, LACCRA requires the minimum number of paid attendees to cover the cost of the seminar. If the minimum requirement is not met, 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 for a future seminar.

Los Angeles County Court Reporters Association
Seminar Policy:

LACCRA 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 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 the request to attend is made.

A paid registrant must call the LACCRA office 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 no later than Thursday morning before the Saturday seminar, the amount paid to LACCRA will be refunded, minus a fee of $25.00. *Efiling seminars require a Wednesday morning cancellation notice. No refunds.

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 [email protected] as soon as possible. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.