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CCR Seminars Fall 2021 Program

  • Date:
  • Saturday September 18, 2021
  • Time:
  • 9:00am - 7:30pm Eastern Time
  • Details:
  • You have your choice of either 8 hours (approved for .8 NCRA CEUs) for $119 OR 10 hours (approved for 1.0 NCRA CEUs) for $149. 

    Both options provide NCRA & State CE credits.

  • Location:
  • In-Person Location

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  • Registration:
  • Monday July 12, 2021 - Wednesday September 15, 2021
  • Early Registration:
  • Monday July 12, 2021 - Friday September 10, 2021

Introduction & Instructions

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

Presenter: Todd Allievi

BAM! (BALLISTICS AMMUNITION MILITARY) TERMINOLOGY (Version 3.0)

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Seminar includes discussion and review of ballistics, ammunition, military and weapons terminology and phrases that are verbalized during criminal, military, and other legal proceedings.  The comprehensive review of this terminology will increase a court reporter’s proficiency in producing an accurate and timely transcript by aiding 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 an interactive brief form session whereupon the presenter and all attendees will have the ability to share/create brief forms.  

Presenter: Todd Allievi

MINDING YOUR P’S AND Q’S (Version 3.0)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Seminar will provide a detailed review of the English rules and uses for parentheses, quotations, ellipses, and dashes with the goal of improving court reporters’ skills in producing quality verbatim transcripts.  Seminar will include examples and exercises whereby attendees will be asked if sentences are correct or incorrect, and where incorrect, to remedy the errors.  

Presenter: Karen Butterfield

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR COURT REPORTERS (Version 2.0)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Detailed discussion of the uses and applications of social media for court reporters.  Seminar will include the differences between a personal page and a fan page, what content you should include/exclude, proper posting and messaging, advertising strategies & costs, security of your page, hacking prevention and how to effectively communicate/contact present and potential clients/employers.  Discussion will include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media platforms.

Presenter: Anthony D. Frisolone

COMPUTER SOFTWARE TIPS & TRICKS FOR COURT REPORTERS (Version 5.0)

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Demonstration of various ideas and techniques which can be employed by court reporters to enhance their use of and productivity with various software packages.  Software covered includes Microsoft Excel and Outlook, smart phone and tablet apps, as well as various other software tools.  

Presenter: Marek Sukiennik

Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presenter: Todd Allievi

BACK-UP AND SECURITY TECHNOLOGY (VERSION 4.0)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Detailed review of words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings (i.e. capital, capitol, Capitol).  In addition, there will be an examination of words that sound similar and are often confused and unusual words that you may have never heard before but have been verbalized in legal proceedings.

Presenter: Marek Skiennik

HOMONYMS, SOUND ALIKES & UNUSUAL WORDS (Version 6.0)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

In-depth presentation that will directly address measures which court reporters can take to help protect their technology investment and the data that represents their livelihood.  The two main areas of focus will be data back-up/storage and security technologies.  Seminar will include detailed discussion regarding back-up/storage devices, fire walls, security software and the vulnerabilities of computers, tablets, smartphones and the internet.   

Presenter: Karen Butterfield

GOALS (GROWTH OBJECTIVES, A LIFE STRATEGY)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Seminar will provide a goal-setting tutorial employing a life balance approach. Attendees will learn goal-setting tips and strategies to unlock and promote personal and professional growth, and how to achieve goals while working in a chaotic court reporting environment. 

Presenter: Jennifer Wielage

REAL TIME TECH GADGETS (Version 3.0)

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

In-depth presentation and analysis regarding the technological hardware and software available for court reporters with an emphasis on real time.  Discussion will provide the advantages and disadvantages of various real time technological equipment enabling the court reporter to formulate more informed purchasing decisions with the goal toward improving their real time skills and transcript production. 

Presenter: Anthony D. Frisolone

WHAT DO ATTORNEYS DEMAND & HOW TO DEAL WITH DEMANDING ATTORNEYS (Version 3.0)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Presentation and discussion of what attorneys require, wish for and demand from court reporters and how court reporters should deal with demanding attorneys.  Seminar will include a review of the likes and dislikes that attorneys have regarding court reporters with the goal of improving the attorney-court reporter relationship.  

Presenter: Todd Allievi