Visit page
Press "Enter" to skip to content

Register for Jan. 12 webinar and check out our schedule of upcoming webinars

Get a head start on your CEUs and register for NCRA’s first webinar of the year on Jan. 12 at 8:00 p.m Eastern. High-tech court reporter Mike Hensley, RDR, joins Andrea Kreutz, CLVS, and Justin Donnelly, CLVS, to answer all your questions about audio, video, in-person, and Zoom depositions. Find out what it takes to make a great team. And be sure to check out the full schedule of exciting and educational webinars we’ve got lined up for the months ahead.

Jan. 12 | Making Your Videographer Your Partner 8-9 p.m. Eastern | Presenters: Mike Hensley, RDR; Andrea Kreutz, CLVS; Justin Donnelly, CLVS

In this session, high-tech court reporter Mike Hensley, RDR, asks legal videographers and NCRA members Andrea Kreutz, CLVS, and Justin Donnelly, CLVS, all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask your videographer but never had the time to. Together, they will help you find good settings for your audio and video in your in-person and Zoom depositions, as well as best practices for working together. 0.10 CEU. Register here.

NCRA and its committees have been working hard to line up a full schedule of webinars covering captioning, technology, public relations, CLVS, NCRA STRONG, and more! Watch your email and future issues of the JCR Weekly for registration details, and visit the NCRA Learning Center for current e-seminars, certification education, events and meetings, articles and book tests, and more.

Feb. 9 | Stretching Your Career | Presenter: Lorilee Norby

You have the skills and knowledge for a successful career in court reporting or captioning and are on your way to reaching all of your goals! Now learn some healthful and helpful techniques to ensure that your body and mind can keep up with your work for the long term. Be guided through hand, shoulder and neck stretches, yoga, and breathing exercises that can be done quickly and easily during your busy day. (0.10 CEU)

March 3 | Make Your Excel Excellent | Presenter: Kenya Herring

Excel is probably the most commonly used software in the world for creating charts. And charts are the main tools to visualize the insights from some numbers. At first you will learn the basics of Excel charts: How to create them quickly and how to choose the right chart type for your data. Then you will work with the advanced tools within different task panes to use with Excel charts. (0.10 CEU)

March 9 | Insights and Strategies for Legal Video Site Inspections | Presenter: Robert Butcher, CLVS

Attendees will get an understanding of the wide range of environments and requirements covered under the video site inspections. Additionally, we will look at tools, tricks, and out-of-the-box strategies to ensure you document the needed information. (0.10 CEU)

April 6 | Advocating for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing | Presenters: Andrew November and Keri November

A disability litigator fights for those who cannot fight for themselves, or at the very least, fights right alongside them. You do not have to be a disability litigator to ally with a marginalized group. During our one hour together, we will spend the first half focusing on Deaf Rights, advocating for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and accessibility, including techniques such as closed captioning. For the second half-hour, Keri November will teach basic American Sign Language so that you have some knowledge and awareness. (0.10 CEU)

April 14 | What in the Word? | Presenter: Kenya Herring

During this introductory course for using Microsoft Word 2016, you’ll learn the basics of using Word 2016. We’ll start with navigating the Word 2016 interface, including the Ribbon, Backstage View, and the Quick Access Toolbar. Discover concepts to help you create a Word document, including entering data, using different views, and keyboard shortcuts. (0.15 CEU)

April 20 | What’s STRONG with Us? (Free seminar) | Presenters: Stacey Raikes, RMR, CRR; Sue Terry, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC; Lisa Migliore Black

This webinar will educate the legal community and consumers on the benefits of stenography in contrast to other methods of making, preserving, and guarding the record. (no CEUs awarded)

April 27 | Fall in Love with Your New and/or Existing Writer! | Presenter: Ashli Van Dyke

Learn tips on getting the most from your writer from an Eclipse representative. Whatever your system, you know that your writer is the foundation for each and every job, so knowing your writer inside and out will make every job that much easier. (0.10 CEU)

May 5 | Webpage Building Basics | Presenter: Kenya Herring

Web development languages, such as HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), are essential skills to have because they are foundational languages of the Web. HTML is a markup language that is used in developing Web pages and CSS is a language responsible for layout and styling of Web pages. In this course we will cover both languages from scratch. (0.15 CEU)

May 11 | Hybrid Depositions | Presenter: Carmine Giuliano, CLVS

Best preparation practices, equipment recommendations, and troubleshooting tips for hybrid depositions where some, but not all, of the participants are remote. (0.10 CEU)

May 25 | Steno STRONG: Pass it Along! | Presenter: Monna Nickeson, RPR, CRR

As a professional steno reporter, you know the value of your services and the risks involved in using anyone other than a stenographic reporter to capture the record. Now learn the best practice for educating your clients and others about the known dangers of digital and other non-stenographic reporting systems. Confidently communicate why steno is still the gold standard. Be our best advocate for our profession! (0.10 CEU)

June 1 | What is the Cloud and Where Does it Live? | Presenter: Kenya Herring

In this introduction to cloud computing, we answer the key question: “What is the cloud?” With a solid, standards-based approach and examples from the real world, we look at all the definitions that come together to mean “cloud.” (0.10 CEU)

June 8 | How to Submit a COPE Complaint (Free seminar) | Presenter: Danielle Copeland, RDR, CRR

We will walk you through the formal procedures necessary when filing an ethics complaint to the Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE). Whether your complaint is against an NCRA member or an advertiser, you will walk away knowing how to find and apply the information needed to ensure your complaint is submitted following the necessary guidelines to reach COPE for an evaluation and determination. (no CEUs awarded)

June 22 | Public Outreach Basics (Free seminar) | Presenter: Anthony Frisolone, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, CRI

In this webinar you will learn how to identify the audience, create a message, and get in front of the public to talk about careers in the court reporting and captioning professions and the benefit of stenographic reporting.  (no CEUs awarded)