Legal video professionals working toward earning the nationally recognized professional certification of Certified Legal Videographer Specialist who want the opportunity to get their hands on genuine equipment used in real-life depositions will have the chance during a three-part workshop being offered at the 2014 NCRA Legal Video Conference, taking place in Las Vegas, Oct. 17-19. The workshop will cover the areas of audio, video, and deposition procedure.
“There is no better way to learn how to do something than to actually do it. The hands-on session allows CLVS candidates the opportunity to see, touch, and experiment with the actual equipment that is commonly used in real-life depositions,” said Jason Levin, CLVS, who will be co-teaching the workshop along with LaJuana Pruitt, CLVS. Levin is owner of Virginia Media Group in Washington, D.C., and Pruitt is with Premier Video Productions in Bradenton, Fla.
“Participants in the hands-on session are generally more comfortable taking the practical CLVS exam because they’ve had that extra time to become familiar with the setup and deposition procedures,” added Levin. “It’s also provides a great opportunity to ask questions that may not have been addressed during the previous two days of the CLVS Seminar.”
The 2014 Legal Video Conference will offer attendees an array of sessions designed to highlight and demonstrate the latest in equipment trends and production techniques. The event serves as the place to be for professionals who are seeking the CLVS, as well as seasoned experts who are in need of continuing education units or just looking for the opportunity to stay abreast of what’s new in the industry.
Other sessions being offered at the 2014 conference will cover such topics as legal video 101, equipment acquisition and troubleshooting, civil procedures, paper trails, and more.
This year’s event also features two new faculty members: Don Cely, CLVS, from Greenville, S.C., a videographer affiliated with Huntridge Legal Video Services, and Mike Bailey, RPR, CLVS, from Tulsa, Okla., and owner of Bailey Reporting & Video, Inc.
Registration for the 2104 NCRA’s Legal Video Conference is now open.
Acing the test, Journal of Court Reporting, September 2014