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New and improved Trial Presentation Professional program launches

NCRA’s Professional Development Department is pleased to announce that the Trial Presentation Professional certificate program, complete with updated short videos and a new guide, has been relaunched and is now available to members and nonmembers. The program is designed for legal videographers; court reporters; IT professionals with court reporting firms, law firms, and courthouses as well as attorneys, paralegals, and any others interested in starting a business who want to obtain a high level of knowledge and understanding of the use of electronics in trial presentation software to present evidence in court.

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Robert Butcher

The Trial Presentation Professional certificate program was revised and updated by NCRA member Robert Butcher, CLVS, a videographer from Lakewood, Colo., and Vice Chair of the CLVS Council.

“Trial presentation is a fast-paced, complex, and rewarding career. This comprehensive training series is designed to offer the interested professional the information necessary to get a start,” Butcher said. “For the videographer who already dabbles in complex technology setups like hybrid and Picture-in-Picture, this is the next logical evolution in your career,” he added.

“This is a MUST-watch for anyone looking to expand their services into trial presentation. You should not walk into a courtroom without taking this course,” noted Andrea Kreutz, CLVS, chair of the CLVS Council and a videographer from Des Moines, Iowa.

Candidates for the Trial Presentation Professional certificate are required to complete an educational curriculum that includes six modules containing more than two hours of video. A written assessment of the candidate’s ability to perform the duties of a Trial Presentation Professional follows and covers topics such as courtroom player, pretrial preparation, trial workflow, trial equipment, trial preproduction, and trial presentation. Candidates must pass with a score of 80 percent or higher to earn the certificate. Candidates have 45 days to complete the course.

The cost to take the program, which is available through the NCRA Learning Center, is $255 for members and $300 for nonmembers. More information about the program and how to register can be found in the NCRA Learning Center.

“If you’re serious about making your mark in the courtroom and providing top-notch trial presentation services, the Trial Presentation Professional program is an essential investment in your career,” said CLVS Council member Hector Cordova, CLVS, from Orlando, Fla. “Whether you’re a seasoned trial technician or an aspiring hot-seater, this program has something to set you apart from the competition.”

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