Saturday, May 15, 2021 (.85 ceus)
8:30-10:00 am Reporting at the Capitol .15 CEUs
Traci Mertens, House Reporter
This seminar will cover different aspects of reporting at the United States House of Representatives, including the hiring process and the day-to-day work of a reporter on both the Committee and Floor side operations of the House. And time permitting, Traci may even tell us what it is like to compete for NCRA Speed competitions. This seminar will also include a Question-and-Answer session.
10:10–11:40 am Invest in Your Future .15 CEUs
Christina Martinez, Investment Advisor Representative,
Transamerica Financial Advisors
Have financial questions that you’ve always wanted to ask of a financial professional if you were sitting in front of them? Bring your questions from retirement to life insurance and tax savings and how to better manage your money. The seminar promises to be chock-full of everything dollars and “sense.”
11:45–12:00pm Vendor Show and Questions
12:30-1:00pm Business Meeting and NCRA update
1:00 – 2:00pm NCRA STRONG .10 CEUs
Cathy Penniston, M.A., CSR, RPR, CRI
The NCRA STRONG Committee provides strategies to promote stenographic captioning and reporting as the best means of securing the record and outlines tactics to combat false proclamations that digital and automatic speech recognition (ASR) are equal to or superior to stenographic means. (Ref. Article III, Sect. 3.02 of the CE Program Rules)
2:00 – 3:30pm Thriving with Macros .15 CEUs
Alan Peacock, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC
Alan will show us how easy it is to strive and thrive with macros that can aid the busy reporter. Alan will also give a live demonstration on the big screen and show you how his favorite realtime macros work. Do not worry – the class is not software specific. All macros demonstrated are available on all CAT systems. So come on along and dive into macros while having fun learning how to use macros in the realtime environment.
3:40-4:40pm Awaiting Confirmation .10 CEUs
4:50-5:50 pm **Nevada Statutes and Code Review III .10 CEUs
By Kim Farkas, President NVCRA
This interactive seminar will test and refresh your knowledge of medical and legal terminology, NAC 656, and NRS 656. There may or may not be prizes awarded.
If you are planning on taking Nevada's written test to become a licensed reporter, this is a great way to learn what's important! (.10 ceu pending approval)
5:50-6:50 pm Steno Swap/Happy Hour .10 CEUs
By Amber McClane, President Elect, NVCRA
It is always nice to learn new tips and tricks when it comes to taking the record. Learn from Amber some great briefs to make all our lives a little easier and bring a few to share that save you time.