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Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with two new live webinars

April has been designated Financial Literacy Month by the U.S. Senate, and NCRA’s Professional Development Department offers two new live webinars to help you reach your financial potential.

Get your portfolio started (or give it a boost) with Investments 101, presented by Brandon Sussman, CFP, on April 10 at 7 p.m. Eastern. “I’m looking forward to connecting with NCRA members,” says Sussman. “My goal is that attendees leave the webinar confident in how to get started investing, or that they know how to optimize their current portfolio for today’s environment.” Sussman will cover account options, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, index funds, and more. 

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Bruce Barnett, CPA

Tax Day may be April 15, but NCRA promotes sound money management skills all month long. You have questions and we’ve got the answers. Join Bruce Barnett, CPA, for Current Income Tax Topics for Court Reporters on April 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern. “This webinar will shine a light on innovative income tax strategies,” says Barnett.  “These strategies successfully operate for many clients, including my wife’s court reporting business.” Whether you are a firm owner, official, or freelancer, Barnett will address your tax deduction and filing needs in this tax webinar.

Webinars do not have to be viewed live. The Learning Center gives 30 days from the live event to complete all required elements unless otherwise noted.    


March 27 | YesLaw – Optimal Deliverables for Your Clients | PresenterKathryn Filley (0.1 CEU)


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Brandon Sussman

April 10 | Investments 101 | Presenter: Brandon Sussman, CFP (0.1 CEU)

April 24 | Current Income Tax Topics for Court Reporters | Presenter: Bruce Barnett, CPA (0.125 CEU)


Carrie Hewerdine

May 1 | Ctrl+Alt+Delete Your Stress: Mental Health Hacks for Court Reporters and Students | Presenter: Carrie Hewerdine, RDR, BCH, CHt (free webinar for members as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, sponsored by the NCRA Student-Teacher Committee) – no CEUs awarded

May 8 | Winning from Within | Presenter: Ashlye V. Wilkerson, Ph.D. (free webinar for members as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, sponsored by NCRF) – no CEUs awarded

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Christina Wilson, PhD

May 15 | Decoding Self-Sabotage | Presenter: Christina Wilson, Ph.D. (free webinar for members as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, sponsored by NCRF) – no CEUs awarded

May 22 | Excel Power Tips for Court Reporters: Elevate Your Reporting Efficiency | Presenter: Jackie Kiadii, MCT, MOS Expert, Excel, Microsoft MVP (0.125 CEU)

May 29 | Live on the Fly | Presenters: Rob Hemenway, CRC; Denise M. Munguía, RDR, CRR, CRC (0.1 CEU)


June 19 | CART Ethics and Industry Standards | Presenter: April Chandler, RPR, CRC (0.125 CEU)

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Kenya Herring


Sept 11 | Power BI for Beginners | Presenter: Kenya Herring (0.125 CEU)

Sept 25 | Keeping Your Internet Connection for Remote Proceedings | Presenters: Hector Cordova, CLVS; Sarah Kleinschmidt, CLVS (0.1 CEU)


Oct. 9 | Meeting the Needs of Our Students | Presenters: Dr. Nequel Burwell & John Blue (0.1 CEU)

Oct. 23 | CART Captioning in the Legal Setting: Staying in Your Lane Presenter: Darlene Fuller, RMR, CRR (0.1 CEU)

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Kathryn Dittmeier


Nov. 20 | The History of Early American Shorthand Machines Presenter: Kathryn Dittmeier, CRI (0.125 CEU)

Please note that all dates, titles, and presenters are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change. For up-to-date information, visit the NCRA Learning Center or check the latest JCR Weekly.