Sessions at the 2014 NCRA Legal Video Conference, being held in Las Vegas, Oct. 17-19, will offer the latest in equipment trends and production techniques to professionals seeking the nationally recognized professional certification of Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS), as well as seasoned experts who are seeking continuing education units or just the opportunity to stay abreast of what’s new in the industry. From Legal Video 101 to advanced video signal components, attendees can expect to find the level of information they need to remain leaders in the legal videography market.
This year’s event also welcomes two new faculty members to the program: Don Cely, CLVS, from Greenville, S.C., a videographer affiliated with Huntridge Legal Video Services, and Mike Bailey, RPR, CLVS, from Tulsa, Okla., owner of Bailey Reporting & Video, Inc.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the CLVS Council, gain knowledge, and help with new ideas on how to make the CLVS program continue to prosper and remain a viable educational experience for new and experienced videographers,” said Bailey, who served on NCRA’s CLVS Committee for eight years including as chair during his last two years of service. He was recently appointed to NCRA’s CLVS Council.
“I think the symposium is one of the best places to see what’s out there and to see what your competitors are using and what you can offer your clients to stay up with technology,” he added.
Other members of the CLVS faculty include CLVS Council co-chairs Gene Betler, CLVS, from Huntington, W.V., and Bruce Balmer, CLVS, from Columbia, S.C.; Joe Cerda, from Dallas, Texas; Steve Crandall, J.D., CLVS, from Seattle, Wash.; Maureen Walsh, CLVS, from Tallahassee, Fla.; Jason Levin, CLVS, from Washington, D.C.; LaJuana Pruitt, CLVS, from Bradenton, Fla.; and Brian Clune, CLVS, from San Francisco.
“I consider the CLVS certification valuable insofar as anyone wanting to obtain a videographer for a legal setting can be assured of a certain degree of competency and not just rolling the dice on who they get. The CLVS certification is a great marketing tool when agencies or law firms are looking for a videographer outside of their area,” Bailey noted.
Registration schedule, and hotel information for the 2104 NCRA’s Legal Video Conference is now available.