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Legal video seminar offers video rookies valuable material

On the schedule for NCRA’s 2014 Legal Video Conference, The Video Signal session is perfect for those new to working in the legal video field who want a simple but valuable understanding of the video chain. The conference is being held at the Westin Hotel, Casino & Spa, Oct. 17-19 in Las Vegas and includes an array of sessions which will appeal to professionals of all levels of experience.

“The Video Signal class is for the newbies, people who don’t have a lot of video experience,” said Maureen Walsh, CLVS, who is leading the session. “I explain the video chain in simple, easy to understand terms—perfect for video rookies or court reporters who are trying to get their CLVS,” she added.

Walsh, an award-winning videographer and producer, is owner of Walsh Litigation Serves and Waterford Productions, a video production company. Both firms are located in Tallahassee, Fla. A CLVS since 2002, she is one of only 10 videographers nationwide who serve as faculty to train and test professional legal videographers for certification. She also holds NCRA’s Trial Presentation Professional certificate, and she is a Certified Trial Director Technician and a Certified Trial Director Trainer.

“Getting my CLVS was the best business decision that I have ever made. It was expensive up front, but it paid off quickly. Having a CLVS after your name tells your clients that you are a well-trained professional and that you take your work seriously.” she said.

According to Walsh, the CLVS referral network is extensive and active. She said that most of her work is generated by people who have hired her because she is a CLVS.

“There are other legal videography certifications out there, but they don’t generate the kind of work and referrals that you get with your CLVS. Quite simply, there is no substitute.”

Other session being offered at the 2014 Legal Video 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. They are 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.

Current CLVSs can earn up to 1.2 continuing education units, while attendees who hold an NCRA certification other than the CLVS can earn up to 1.8 continuing education units by attending all three days of the event.

Online and on-site registration is available for the 2104 NCRA’s Legal Video Conference.