CCR Seminars Spring 2020 Program

  • Date:
  • Saturday April 18, 2020
  • Time:
  • 9:00am - 5:30pm Eastern Time
  • Location:
  • In-Person Location

    To help protect our fellow court reporters, no in person option is available for this seminar.

    Online Location

    Where You & Your Computer Are
    No Windows XP nor Windows Vista
    No SmartPhones
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  • Registration:
  • Tuesday February 11, 2020 - Wednesday April 15, 2020
  • Early Registration:
  • Tuesday February 11, 2020 - Wednesday April 08, 2020


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Seminar includes discussion and review of legal terms and phrases that are verbalized during court proceedings.  Seminar will include a review of both common and unusual legalese which will aid court reporters in their research to confirm it is the proper word, it is spelled correctly and the ability to define such terms.   In addition, the seminar will provide jury charge brief forms that will increase a court reporter’s proficiency in producing a timely and accurate transcript. 

Presenter: Todd Allievi

HYPHENATION (Version 3.0)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Seminar will provide a review of the English rules and uses for hyphens with the goal of improving court reporters’ skills in producing quality transcripts.  Seminar will include:   Prefixes, writing numbers, compounds, suspended compounds, modifiers before nouns and other hyphen-related subject matter.   

Presenter: Karen Butterfield


11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Seminar will instruct attendees on how to build a personal brand in order to promote and self-manage their career, business and life.  Areas of learning will include:  Building a personal brand, promoting and maintaining a personal brand, defining and optimizing your strengths and skillset, attracting and increasing marketable opportunities, use of social media to promote yourself, and other strategies to advance your business and career.  

Presenter: Robert Donnelly


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In-depth lecture that will address efficiency problems and provide management techniques and solutions, when properly implemented, will increase productivity in the court reporting environment.    

Presenter: Todd Allievi


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Demonstration of various techniques and functions of Microsoft Word, Excel and other computer software programs that can be employed by court reporters to assist in their day-to-day court reporting activities and increase productivity.  Additionally, the Zoom platform for remote court reporting will be discussed.

Presenter: Marek Sukiennik

DO YOU WANT TO HOOK UP? (Version 2.0)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this seminar, you will learn about the basics of realtime hookups:  Where to find the device manager, the different types of connections related to realtime hookups, the equipment you will need in order to hook up and provide realtime, and the types of litigation support software that the end user will need to receive the realtime feed.  Additionally, the Zoom platform for remote court reporting will be discussed.

Presenter: Anthony D. Frisolone


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

An in depth and interactive discussion of critical issues affecting court reporters today and in the future.  Seminar topics will include:  Large agency versus small agency, page rates, quality of work, job assignments, copy sales, collections, attorney/court reporter relations, agency/court reporter relations, court administrator/official relations, freelancer v. employee issues, advice to improve court reporters’ status in the industry and other relevant issues affecting court reporters.

Presenter: Todd Allievi