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2017 NCRA Convention & Expo - Agenda: Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017


Daily Agenda

7–8:30 a.m. 

Free breakfast:  Exclusive for those participants that are booked in the NCRA room block at Planet Hollywood AND registered for a Convention package or workshop

Location:  The London Club

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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

Location: Santa Monica 3

8:30–10 a.m.

Learning Zones (0.15 CEU per seminar)

Work/life balance: How to juggle it all

Location: Celebrity 5

Presenter: Rosalie Kramm, RPR, CRR

Join Rosalie Kramm as she walks you through key steps to generate more work-life balance, fulfillment and control over all the moving parts in your life.

Negotiating tips for the new freelancers

Location: Celebrity 6

Presenter: Christy A. Cannariato, RPR, CRR, CRC, PhD

Just starting out as a freelancer? Get started on the right path and learn when and how to negotiate your rates, which kind of rates and payment terms are negotiable, and how to collect on overdue invoices.

CART captioners and ASL interpreters working together

Location: Celebrity 7

Presenter: Stephen H. Clark, CRC; Kelly D’Amico, RPR; and Heidi Thomas, FAPr, RDR, CRR, CRC

CART captioners often find themselves working simultaneously with ASL interpreters, both onsite and remotely. While both parties are there for the same purpose, to provide communication access, there can also be great differences. This session will discuss the role of CART and ASL; the similarities and differences in our services and clients; how we can help each other before, during and after an assignment; and how to handle on-the-job situations, including how or when to interrupt as well as voicing for your consumer.

 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) Seminar, Day 3

Location: Sunset 2

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.

10:15–11:45 a.m.  

Learning Zones (0.15 CEU per seminar)

Be the best court reporter you can be

Location: Celebrity 5

Presenter: Ron Cook, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

In today’s competitive environment, setting yourself apart from the crowd has become a vital component of success.  Join NCRA Realtime Contest Q&A champion, and California and Washington State reporter Ron Cook as he divulges the secrets of his court reporting achievements.  From maximizing your professional interactions to refining your skill set on the machine, Ron will offer participants a comprehensive breakdown of methods to help improve your skills, encouraging you to become the best overall reporter you can be.             

Writing for realtime                     

Location: Celebrity 6

Presenter: Cindy Fleegle, RPR

Join Cindy Fleegle as she carries on the teachings of the beloved Anita Paul. Cindy will teach you how to transform your attitude and fear of realtime. Whether you are just starting out at an entry level or have written some realtime, this transformational session will leave you with the tools you need for realtime mastery.

Transitioning from judicial reporting to CART captioning

Location: Celebrity 7

Presenters: Stephen H. Clark, CRC; Kelly D’Amico, RPR; Cary Colt Payne; Heidi Thomas, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

When transitioning from court reporting to captioning, you are sure to have many questions. Do I need to be conflict free? What are the platforms and outputs for broadcast and CART, and how do I learn all of them? How does working on-site differ from working remotely?

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