CCR Seminars Fall 2020 Program

  • Date:
  • Saturday September 12, 2020
  • 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 include 2.5 hours of ethics and provide NCRA & State CE credits.

  • Location:
  • In-Person Location

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  • Registration:
  • Tuesday July 07, 2020 - Wednesday September 09, 2020
  • Early Registration:
  • Tuesday July 07, 2020 - Wednesday September 02, 2020


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Seminar will include a comprehensive review of terminology verbalized during proceedings in the transportation-related areas of law including railroad, maritime, airlines, shipping/commerce, etc.  Seminar will increase a court reporter’s proficiency in producing an accurate and timely transcript by aiding their ability to recognize/define terminology, research to confirm it is the proper word and it is spelled correctly.  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

SPOTS (Singular, Plural Or The Same) - Version 3

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Detailed review of singular and plural word forms in the English language.  Seminar will also include a recitation and presentation of the English rules for plural usage of words that end with -s, -es, -ies, -ves, irregular plural forms, multiple plural forms, Latin-based singular/plural vocabulary, plurals for proper names and plural possessives.  

Presenter: Karen Butterfield

HOW TO BE A CRAB (Court Reporter Achieving Balance)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

An interactive seminar where the presenter will provide various exercises, techniques and tools that will assist court reporters in identifying detrimental work-life issues such as anxiety, fatigue, and burnout, that lead to a compromised state of health.    Participants will learn strategies that, when incorporated, will promote a healthy and harmonious work-life paradigm that will provide for a more successful professional and personal life.   

Presenter: Jennifer Wielage


12:00 PM - 1:30 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


2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Detailed lecture and review of ethics and ethical conduct in the court reporting field.    Review will include various federal, state and NCRA rules, guidelines, ethics and standards of practice and professional conduct governing court reporters.  Additionally, various ethical questions and scenarios that court reporters could be confronted with will be presented and discussed.   

Presenter: Todd Allievi

CPR FOR THE CCR (Capitalization and Punctuation Rules for the Certified Court Reporter) - Version 5

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Detailed review of capitalization and punctuation as it relates specifically to court reporting.  Seminar will include the following topics: capitalization, apostrophes, possessives and plural possessives, colons, semicolons, and other punctuation rules.  

Presenter: Karen Butterfield


5:30 PM - 6:30 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


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Detailed lecture regarding the use of slang in the legal environment.  Seminar will provide a review of subset languages established from various cultures and shared interest groups that have created words and expressions not found in the regular dictionary. Seminar will increase a court reporter’s awareness of such terminology and 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.  

Presenter: Todd Allievi