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CCRA-NJ VIRTUAL SESSION: Combatting the Shortage – the Voice Writing Method of Court Reporting
Presenter: Sarah Flynn, CCR, CVR-M, RVR, CLT
Wednesday, 9/21/22
Live, Virtual via Zoom Meeting
7:30pm-8:30pm ET
CE POINTS: (.10 NCRA CEU) (no NJ State points)
Registration Fee: Free to anyone registered for the October 8, 2022, virtual convention; $25 for anyone else
Sarah Flynn has been a certified court reporter since 1994 and has been working in the state of Arkansas since that time.  She founded IR Court Reporting Institute in 2005 and has been teaching the best voice writing reporters ever since.  Sarah is a working court reporter and a cheerleader for students.  Sarah’s other certifications include Certified Verbatim Reporter-Master, Realtime Verbatim Reporter, and Certified Legal Transcriptionist with the NVRA.

Session Description: It is no secret there are more court reporters leaving the industry than entering it.  Sarah Flynn, CCR, CVR-M, RVR, CLT, owner and instructor at IR Court Reporting Institute, past vice president of the NVRA (National Verbatim Reporters Association), a champion of the field of court reporting, and a voice reporting advocate, has a solution: voice writing court reporting.  This form of court reporting has been around since the 1940s, but with the advancement of Dragon, a speech recognition engine, and fast computer speeds, voice writers are now able to provide realtime takedown of proceedings.  During this one-hour seminar, Sarah will explain how voice writing reporting can help reduce the court reporting shortage as well as combat digital reporting.  Sarah will explain all about the necessary education,  equipment and CAT software, certifications, ethics, and will show you just how similar voice reporting is to stenographic reporting.  While the State of New Jersey currently does not recognize voice writing court reporting, most states across the U.S. as well as Canada and the British Virgin Islands do, and public opinion is rapidly shifting.  To further illustrate what a voice writing court reporter does, a colleague/graduate of Sarah's will give a realtime demonstration during this presentation as well. 
Learning Objective: Attendees will learn about:
1.  The training, schooling, and certification processes of voice reporters
2.  How voice reporters train their voices to not be heard by those around them
3.  How voice reporters use the same exact CAT software as shorthand reporters
4.  How voice reporters use a voice theory that is easy to learn with examples
5.  All the services that today’s voice writing reporters are able to provide

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CCRA-NJ VIRTUAL SESSION: Jerzy, the Court Dog - The First Full-Time Facility Therapy Dog in Oklahoma
Presenter: Mindie Baab, Oklahoma CSR
Thursday, 9/29/22
Live, Virtual via Zoom Meeting
7:30pm-8:30pm ET
CE POINTS: (1.0 NJ CE) (no NCRA points)
Registration Fee: Free to anyone registered for the October 8, 2022, virtual convention; $25 for anyone else

Mindie Baab, CSR, has been a court reporter for over 31 years, and she currently works for the 12th Judicial District in the State of Oklahoma.  She graduated from the Tulsa School of Court Reporting in 1990.  After working the juvenile docket for one of her judges for over a decade, watching frightened children testify, she was motivated to make a difference.  In 2014, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a new statute that allowed therapy dogs into government facilities.  In 2014, Mindie purchased Jerzy, a hypoallergenic Aussiepoo, and Mindie even paid for the two-year therapy program herself.  The rest is history!  When Mindie and Jerzy aren't working in the courthouse, they are visiting schools, airports, hospitals, politicians, and doing interviews on the news to spread awareness.

Session Description: Hi, doods & doodles! My name is Jerzy Girl. I'm also known as The Court Dog!  I am an Aussiedoodle, and I live in Oklahoma.  I go to one of the courthouses in Rogers, Mayes, & Craig Counties nearly every day.  My mom, Mindie Baab, is an amazing court reporter.   When my mom isn't on the record, she is taking me to comfort children who are in scary and sad situations like when they have to talk to investigators, lawyers, judges, or even a jury.  I'm a furry security blanket, and I comfort children by putting my fuzzy paw around them or kissing their tears away.   

Learning Objectives: In this one-hour seminar, you'll learn:
1.  How I comfort children, feeling their blood pressure and heart rate
2.  How my mom, a 30-year court reporter, decided she wanted to help comfort children
3.  All about the rigorous two-year training program I went through to become a therapy dog

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CCRA-NJ 2022 October Virtual Convention
Saturday, October 8, 2022
8:45am-3:15pm ET
Registration Fee: $165 Member / $255 Non-Member / $100 Associate Member / $10 Student
All registrants of the October 2022 Convention will receive comp codes to attend upcoming CCRA-NJ virtual sessions this September!
8:45am Opening Comments
9-10am Self-Talk & Intuition - TALLsmall Productions, LLC, Rebecca Klein Scott, Keith Scott (1.0 NJ CE / .10 NCRA CEU)
10-10:15 Breakouts (Dictation, Student, Networking)
10:15-11:15am How To Achieve Balance As A Court Reporter - Jennifer Wielage, CCR, CRR, RPR (1.0 NJ CE / .10 NCRA CEU)
11:15-11:30am Breakouts (Dictation, Student, Networking)
11:30am-12:30pm Starstruck Stenographers - Moderator: Paula D. Horovitz, RPR, CCR-NJ (1.0 NJ CE / .10 NCRA CEU)
12:30-12:45pm Stretch/Bio Break
12:45-1:45pm Retirement Planning - Edward Ellis CPFA, Financial Advisor – Stifel (1.0 NJ CE / .10 NCRA CEU)
1:45-2pm Breakouts (Dictation, Student, Networking)
2-3pm Retirement: Is it what you think it is? - Moderator: Robert J. Boccolini, CCR(1.0 NJ CE / .10 NCRA CEU)
3-3:15 Closing Comments and Raffles

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