LEGAL TERMINOLOGY & JURY CHARGES (Version 4.0)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Seminar includes discussion and review of legal terms and phrases that are verbalized during court proceedings and may appear on court reporting exams. Seminar will include a review of 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 2.0)
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
TAX & FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR COURT REPORTERS (Version 7.0)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Discussion of relevant tax procedures (business record keeping/accounting), business structures and financial planning as it applies specifically to court reporters. Seminar will provide updated changes in tax laws/procedures.
Presenter: George Gotthold
HOW TO OUTFIT A COURT REPORTING HOME OFFICE (Version 4.0)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Detailed discussion on how to properly outfit a court reporting home office. Seminar will review the latest hardware and peripherals available to court reporters including: Computers, printers, scanners, routers, smart phones and other technological advancements.
Presenter: Marek Sukiennik
A SOUND DECISION – VIDEO & COURT REPORTING
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Seminar will discuss the videographer-court reporter dynamic. Topics will include: Proper setups, proceeding guidelines/tips, and the importance of quality audio and equipment selection to enhance the court reporter’s experience and ability to create an accurate transcript.
Presenter: Daniel Macom, CDVS
CRAPPS (COURT REPORTING APPS)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Detailed discussion introducing and explaining apps (applications) available to court reporters such as Adobe Reader, iAnnotate, Google Calendar, etc. These specialized programs, or apps, when downloaded to mobile devices, will provide additional functionality by performing tasks such as proofreading, managing calendars, reading PDF’s and more, that will increase a court reporter’s proficiency in producing a timely and accurate transcript.
Presenter: Anthony D. Frisolone
WEBSITES FOR COURT REPORTERS (Version 4.0)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
In-depth presentation and demonstration of websites available to court reporters. Seminar will identify and explore various websites and their application to aid court reporters in all facets of their profession including searching for a multitude of information such as experts’ terminology, geography and proper spellings.
Presenter: Todd Allievi