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The LACCRA Seminar Committee is pleased to announce LACCRA's 2023 Seminar Series!

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!

Please note: 2023 Seminars will be held online via GoToMeeting and in person at SEIU 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Click here for more information regarding GoToMeeting.

Seminars through LACCRA are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to get your Continuing Education. While LASC reporters are required to self-report for hours and request reimbursement, LACCRA reports your attendance to the NCRA (some seminars may not apply and is not applicable to students).

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. As well, LACCRA reports NCRA CEUs where applicable.

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

$65-75 (LASC hours and NCRA CEUs where applicable)
$40 - E-Filing Seminars (LASC Hours Only/No NCRA CEUs)

Nonmembers $85-95 (LASC Hours) or
$75 - E-Filing (LASC Hours Only/No NCRA CEUs)
Students $25

Seminar Title: E-Filing: The Future is Here - Paperless Transcript Production
Dates and Locations: The final E-Filing seminar for the year will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 (online via GoToMeeting).
Time:  11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4 hours.
Presenters:  John Garnett with YesLaw
CEUs:  LASC mandatory hours only. NO NCRA CEUs; however, you may self-report them. Click here for more information.
Click here to register for the 9.30.2023 E-Filing Seminar (online)

Description/Educational Objectives: The State of California has mandated a move to the paperless courthouse. 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 which 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

Presenter Bios:
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.

Seminar Title: Terminate Transcript Turmoil
Date:  Saturday, November 4, 2023
Time:  9 am to 10:30 am (1.5 hours)
Presenter:  Anissa Nierenberger
Location:  Online via GoToMeeting
CEUs:  LASC Mandatory Hours and .15 NCRA CEUs
Registration: Click here to register $65 members

Description/Educational Objective:
What if a small change in HOW you edit could result in better realtime in only one week? The SADA editing method will change your life! We’ll do a 180-degree spin and rescue you from seeing the same mistakes over and over. The “Simpler Syllables” book complements this seminar. 0.15 CEUs NCRA 3.01, 3.02

Presenter Bio: Anissa Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI, B.S. Realtime Reporting, has pursued her passion for stenography in three distinct areas; her proprietary software Dictionary Jumpstart, her captioning company Captionique, and as a coach and trainer in her educational programs. Anissa started broadcast captioning in 1992 and has captioned for over 50 U.S. local news markets, NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL. More recently she’s captioned events on Facebook and Amazon.

In 2000, Anissa founded Dictionary Jumpstart, a realtime dictionary-building software that has helped hundreds of reporters improve their dictionaries and allowed them to explore other areas of reporting, including captioning and CART captioning. As an author, Anissa has published several articles as well as five books. She’s also a past president of MAPCR (Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters).

Anissa started training reporters in 2013 and offers one-on-one realtime training, CART training, and broadcast captioning training. She’s helped hundreds of reporters achieve their realtime goals including slashing editing time, passing the CRR, and transitioning into captioning.

In 2022, Anissa created STENŌphonătic, the only card game in English and steno for word fanatics!

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 register 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

Click here for the SumTotal Form

Click here for the Reimbursement Form on Sharepoint

Click here for the Quick Reference Guide for the Reimbursement Link

*The vendor number used for seminar registration fee reimbursement is the same number used for your CSR reimbursement - The E vendor number. Please note, that this is new and was not always the case. If you are unsure of your E vendor number, please ask your manager. Thank you!

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 a 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 (prior to 12 noon) before the Saturday seminar, the amount paid to LACCRA will be refunded, minus a fee of $25.00. No refunds after noon on Thursday.

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 possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.