NCRA’s 2013 inaugural Legal Video Conference, formerly known as the CLVS (Certified Legal Video Specialist) Symposium, attracted 139 attendees of all levels of expertise from across the nation. The largest event in a decade designed specifically for this segment of the legal industry, the conference offered many levels of continuing education programs for court reporters. In addition, 19 attendees sat for the Association’s Certified Legal Video Production Exam to earn the CLVS certification, compared to just seven under the previous event format in 2012.
The two-day conference featured both the CLVS Seminar, which is part of the certification requirements for NCRA-certified legal videographers, and the Legal Video Forum, which offers advanced videographers additional training. The conference also included educational sessions led by some of the best faculty in the profession. The sessions covered a wide range of topics tailored to the needs of intermediate to advanced-level videographers and provided a wealth of insight and information about the latest trends and advances in the legal video profession.
“The launch of the NCRA Legal Video Conference and its new format reflects a really positive shift in how we approach legal video education. While the CLVS Seminar is still the cornerstone of legal video standards, expanding our continuing education offerings will help our current CLVSs become more competitive in the marketplace. Response from this year’s attendees was overwhelmingly supportive,” said Gene Betler, CLVS, who serves as co-chair of NCRA’s CLVS Council.
“The CLVS designation is the only national independently validated certification for the legal video industry, and historically NCRA’s legal video event featured a heavier focus on the introductory first step of the certification. The change in the overall curriculum to include more in-person seminars and enhanced continuing education opportunities is in line with the name change to the Legal Video Conference,” added Bruce Balmer, CLVS, who also co-chairs the Association’s CLVS Council.
Other highlights of this year’s event included a Saturday Night Networking Reception, as well as visit exhibitor booths where attendees were able to learn first-hand about the latest in new products and technologies.