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TechCon 2015 kicks off in Denver, Colo.

NCRA’s 2015 TechCon event happening in Denver, Colo., April 10-12 welcomed nearly 200 attendees to the Mile High City to learn the latest in technology and trends, earn continuing education credits, and participate in the Realtime Systems Administrators Workshop and a one-day Certified Legal Video Specialist Seminar.

Opening Legal Tech Lab sessions included a look beyond the deposition video into other areas where legal videographers can ply their skills and a session led by NCRA member Lisa Knight, RMR, CRR, that focused on creating a networking environment.

Among the information Knight shared with attendees was the difference between a local area networks (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN) and the different situations that each one should be used in. Other discussions included an overview of the various types of routers available, including the benefits of using a hotspot from a cellphone.

Attendees at the session also learned tips on becoming proficient in creating networks, using connectivity software to allow a computer to become a router, and the pros and cons of using the cloud to streamline realtime.

A lively discussion about best practices of remote reporting was generated during a panel discussion that included NCRA members Debbie Dibble, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP; Dana Hayden, RMR, CRR; Sadie Herbert, RPR; Christine Phipps, RPR; and Sue Terry, RPR, CRR.

The panel fielded questions from attendees about how to handle certain situations when using remote realtime to cover depositions, court proceedings, arbitrations, and other legal events. Among the topics discussed included how to address state laws governing notarization, ensuring that the location you are reporting from is quiet and free from distraction, and informing others about how they can help ensure transcripts are recorded clearly.