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2016 Convention & Expo Agenda - Sunday, August 7

Agenda - Sunday

Daily Agenda

8–10 a.m.

Registration open

Location: 3rd floor hallway

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) Production Exams, Experienced Candidate Track

Location: Lake Ontario, 8th floor

8:30–10 a.m.

Concurrent seminars (CEU: 0.15 for each seminar)



Hot topics in ethics

Location: Williford A, 3rd floor

Presenters: Linda Hershey, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC; Jason Meadors, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC; and Jen Schuck RDR, CRC

Have you ever been in a professional dilemma and felt there was no answer? In this seminar, our panelists will address numerous hot-button ethical issues and how to handle them based on advi- sory opinions issued by NCRA’s Committee on Professional Ethics.

Improve your realtime output with macros

Location: Williford B, 3rd floor

Presenter: Mark Kislingbury, FAPR, RDR, CRR

Court reporters and captioners provide realtime, and since we all make mistakes, macros are a great tool to fix those mistakes on the fly as well as to define hard words and proper names on the fly without losing a beat!

New professionals 101

Location: Williford C, 3rd floor

Presenters: Chase Frazier, RMR, CRR, CRC; Cheryl Haab, RPR;
and Toni O’Neill, FAPR, RPR

Your hard work getting through school has paid off, and you are now encountering or getting ready to encounter the brand-new world of reporting – and probably experiencing situations that have resulted in you thinking “I wish I had figured that out sooner!” The panel, comprised of a freelance reporter, a CART captioner, and an official reporter, will share with you their practical knowledge and experience gained from their early days in the profession that will lessen the “I didn’t know that!” moments in your new career.

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) Seminar, Day 3

CEUs: Day 1+2+3 = 1.3

Location: Lake Erie, 8th floor

Highly recommended for those who are not already working in the legal video setting, day three offers small group hands-on training with a typical deposition setup as well as a session on how to study and prepare for the CLVS Written Knowledge Test and the CLVS Production Exam.

10-11:30 a.m. and
1-2:30 p.m.

National Purple Heart Day — Veterans History Project

Location: Marquette, 3rd floor

By invitation only

NCRA and NCRF are hosting a special VHP Day to com- memorate National Purple Heart Day on Sunday, Aug.
7. Volunteers will interview Purple Heart recipients and transcribe the interviews for the Veterans History Project.

10:15–11:45 a.m.  

Concurrent seminars (CEU: 0.15 for each seminar)


Are you an independent contractor or an employee?

Location: Williford A, 3rd floor

Presenter: Linda Yates

Are you a corporation, professional corporation, sole proprietor, independent contractor, or employee? What laws, rules, and regulations govern these choices? What are the advantages of one over another? Are you taking full advantage of expenses that are deductible to you? Independent contractor and employment laws are complex and fact-specific. Did you know that different workers doing the same job may be classified differently? Or that different government agencies may classify them differently? This interactive session will demystify some of the various tests on how to classify yourself and your workers and give you practical steps on how to evaluate the choices that are available to you.

The tech connection: Technology roundtable

Location: Williford B, 3rd floor

Presenter: Linda Hershey,  FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

This popular seminar will again demonstrate various equipment, platforms, and software used to deliver on- site and remote CART and broadcast captions.

Realtime software: Tips, tricks, and fears

Location: Williford C, 3rd floor

Presenters: Lisa Knight, RDR, CRR, and Merilee Johnson, RMR, CRR, CRC

How will I know I’m ready to provide my realtime feed to others? The thought of writing realtime makes me nau- seous! How do all those other reporters make it look so easy? Join us as we talk about the little things (and the big things) you can do as you take the plunge into the won- derful world of realtime reporting. From the famous “Error Code #224” to dictionary maintenance and brief forms, learn what working realtime reporters do on a daily basis to make their work more rewarding personally and financially.

Please note that all sessions and/or times are tentative and subject to change.


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