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NCRA Webinars

Friday, July 1, 2016: 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST (0.10 CEU)

Title: Empower Hour with Julie

Description: This webinar, taught by Julie Lessa, will discuss equipping, empowering and educating women on safety. She will present different lethal and non-lethal options for protecting yourself in different situations. Most importantly, she will look at various what to do if….scenarios and how to keep yourself from being an easy target.

Presenter: Julie Lessa, RPR (retired) - Damsel in Defense

Julie is a retired Santa Clara County Official Court Reporter. Julie spent her teenage years being physically, mentally and sexually abused by her then-boyfriend. It has since been her passion to help women OVERCOME the abusive situation they find themselves in. After retirement Julie found the perfect fit to help her do just that: Damsel in Defense. Julie now spends her time Equipping, Empowering, and Educating women on safety. She would like to invite you to spend an hour of your time with her. It might help save your life.

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Monday, July 11, 2016: 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST (0.10 CEU)

Title: How to Make the Most out of the Best Practices for CART Captioning

Description: Learn about CART captioning best practices. We will discuss the roles of all the parties involved in bringing access to people with hearing disabilities through CART captioning. You will learn about your role as the captioner and how to do a great job for the people who need your services. We will challenge you to find four things you can do this year to become a better CART captioner.

Presenter: Sami Silvia and Carol Studenmund

Sami Silvia, HI CSR, RMR, CRR, CRC, began working as a freelance court reporter in Washington, and later in Hawaii, where she developed her passion for broadcast and CART captioning. Now the President of the Hawaii Court Reporters and Captioners Association, Sami also serves on the NCRA CART/ Captioning Committee as Co-Chair with Darlene Parker. Sami has captioned a variety of events for local television news including the U.S. Presidents’ State of the Union speeches, local Governors’ and Mayors’ State-of-the-State speeches, Merrie Monarch Festivals, Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, PBS Hawaii programs and via Jumbotron for Dalai Lama and other “Pillars of Peace” speakers, as well as Pacific Rim conferences on worldwide disabilities issues.

Carol Studenmund and Robin Nodland started what is now known as LNS Court Reporting in 1987, and LNS Captioning in 1992. Carol moved into captioning full time in 1997. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where the business has its headquarters. Carol has been active in both NCRA and the Oregon Court Reporters Association. She has served as President, as both member and chair of the Legislative Committee, and Chief Examiner for the CRR exam given in Oregon, and been a speaker at many seminars. Carol also serves as the Chair of the Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission in Portland. This commission is the local governing authority for negotiating cable contracts in the Portland area.

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