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New March webinars offer learning opportunities

NCRA’s Professional Development department continues its series next month with two new exciting live webinars: Make Your Excel EXCELLENT! on March 3, and Insights and Strategies for Legal Video Site Inspections on March 9. The cost of each webinar is $55 for members/$79 for nonmembers. Registration is now open.

March 3 @ 6 p.m. Eastern | Make Your Excel EXCELLENT! | Presenter: Kenya Herring (0.10 CEU)

Need to up your Excel game? Kenya Herring will help you move beyond just sorting and filtering. An IT specialist working in the AWS cloud for the Washington, D.C. Health Information Exchange, Herring will get you past just rows and columns. She’ll start out with an overview of the basics, then move up to Excel charts before covering cell formatting, formulas, tables, advanced functions, and more. Register now.

March 9 @ 6 p.m. Eastern | Insights and Strategies for Legal Video Site Inspections | Presenter: Robert Butcher, CLVS (0.10 CEU)

Robert Butcher, CLVS, has been offering services to the legal industry for over 10 years. “The legal video industry is fascinating and offers the opportunity to serve our communities in a meaningful way by capturing audio and video as a companion to the stenographer’s official record in a deposition,” says Butcher. “However, the opportunities do not stop at the deposition. Photos and video can play a big role in the process of walking the jury through their position in a case, and this is where the site inspections can come in.” Join Butcher as he shares his extensive experience with site inspections and their requirements. Register now.

NCRA will be offering a full schedule of webinars throughout the coming months. Please see below for a full list with registration links. For additional learning opportunities such as article and book tests, certification programs, practice skills tests, on-demand webinars, and more, please visit the NCRA Learning Center.

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 creating keyboard shortcuts. (0.15 CEU)

April 20 | What’s STRONG with Us? (Free seminar) | Presenters: Stacey Raikes, RMR, CRRSue Terry, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC; and 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! – Eclipse | 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 (HyperiText 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 the 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 18 | Fall in Love with Your New and/or Existing Writer! – Stenograph | Presenter: Todd Schludt

Learn tips on getting the most from your writer from Stenograph representative Todd Schludt. 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 25 | Steno STRONG: Pass it Along!Presenter: Lillian Freiler, FAPR, RMR, CMRS

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: Dannielle 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)