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NCRA Webinars

Tuesday, May 2, 2017: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST (0.15 CEU)

Title: The Perfect PC

Presenter: Pam Szczecinski 


Pam Szczecinski has made a career over the last 30 years supporting court reporters, scopists, captioners and students in the pursuit of continuing education.

Her background includes sales and support but training has always been her main focus.

She is based in Chicago and has conducted Catalyst workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Australia. Also of note is her involvement in the U.N. war crime tribunals including Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Darfur.

To learn more of her training background; and upcoming workshops she has scheduled, feel free to visit her website


What makes a perfect personal computer? Is there such a thing? For reporters, this choice is almost as important as the steno writer.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to pick the best one for you. Learn what to look for that’s specific for court reporting. Your needs aren’t the same as your friends and family or the mainstream market. Find out what’s involved to configure your PC so it’s truly optimized and customized for court reporting.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST (0.15 CEU)

Title: What Reporters Must Know about Punctuation

Presenter: Santo "Joe" Aurelio, FAPR, RDR 


Santo J. Aurelio, Ed.D., FAPR, RDR,  a former official court reporter for 39 years, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University, and a doctorate in education from Boston University. Dr. Aurelio is a visiting professor at colleges in the Boston area, where he teaches a variety of subjects, but mainly English grammar and medicolegal terminology. He has written extensively on English grammar, Black English, Judeo-Christian religion,  sexist language, classical art, discrimination, word etymology, adult basic education, Jewish and Italian immigration, legal terms, and mnemonics. Most of his time is spent teaching, engaging in research, and writing. He has four sons, and lives with his wife of 50 years in Arlington, Mass.


Without proper punctuation, sentences would be difficult to understand. Dr. Santo Aurelio,Ed.D,, FAPR, RDR, a reporter for 40 years, has developed many doable suggestions to assist reporters in producing transcripts in less time through a deeper knowledge of punctuation principles. This seminar will concentrate on 22 important punctuation rules to assist reporters in punctuating their transcripts correctly all the time.  

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