2022 SCCRA Annual Conference

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort

September 23-25, 2022

Join us September 23-25, 2022!

Approval Received for 11 NVRA CEs and 1.1 NCRA CEUs!

Be a part of SCCRA's first spelling bee! Winner takes home a prize!

Are commas and semicolons making your eyes cross?

In need of some new steno briefs?

Is your Dragon misbehaving?

2022 SCCRA Conference Schedule

Friday, September 23

5:00 – 6:00     Opening Reception

6:00 – 7:00     Latin Terminology/Spelling Bee (.1/1.0 CE)           Presenter:  Maryann Nevers

  • Latin legal phrases can be confusing, especially when people pronounce them in different ways.  Join Maryann Nevers for a discussion of Latin etymology and pronunciation.  Maryann will then commence with the first annual SCCRA spelling bee to test your knowledge of Latin legal phrases.  And yes, there will be a crown for the winner!

Saturday, September 24

8:30 – 9:00      Registration/Vendor Area Opens

9:00 – 11:00    How to Make Sense of Nonsense: Use of Commas and Semicolons in Transcripts (.2/2.0 CE)            Presenter:  Elizabeth Harris

  • This two-hour seminar will address commas and semicolons. The first half will cover the basic rules of commas, followed by the proper punctuation of introductory, restrictive, and nonrestrictive clauses. At the end, Elizabeth will review comma rules that are now considered to be more stylistic guidelines. The second half of the seminar will address the rules governing semicolons, with an eye for using them to control out-of-control sentences. This session will be hands on. Periodically, participants will have the opportunity to proof transcripts and make specific corrections based on the material covered.

11:15 – 12:15 Vicarious Trauma and Its Effects (.1/1.0 CE)          Presenter:  Jennifer Miller

  • Court reporters see and hear sad, shocking, even gory details of the most traumatic events people experience in their lives.  It can be overwhelming and difficult to process the exposures to trauma.  Daily lives of court reporters can be affected in ways that alter our mental outlook and prevent us from being as effective as we can be.  Join Jennifer Miller and her service partner, Sarge the therapy dog, for a discussion of vicarious trauma and its collateral effects of exposure to the flaws of humanity.

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch – Included with registration

12:45 – 1:00 Business Meeting

1:00 – 2:00 Foundations of Investing (.1/1.0 CE)          Presenter:  Jason Toy

  • Please join Jason Toy as he helps court reporters understand the rules for investing - develop a strategy, choose quality investments, diversified portfolios, invest for the long term and focus on what you can control. Building your IQ starts with understanding the basics whether you are new to investing or need a refresher.  Jason’s Foundations of Investing presentation will help court reporters learn about: the importance of having a strategy; the importance of asset allocation; and the influence of inflation on your long-term goals.

2-00 – 3:00 The Future of Court Reporting (.1/1.0 CE)          Presenter:  Allie Hall

  • What can each of us do to ensure the continuity of our career and profession? Only a court reporter can understand what a student goes through and their journey through school. Tips on how to effectively mentor students on their journey to success and specific ideas of what we can do as individuals to help ensure that our profession not only continues, but thrives.

3:00 – 5:00 Breakout Sessions: (.2/2.0 CE)

Steno: Brief Relief for Court Reporters          Presenters:  Lauren Balogh, Kathy Cortopassi

  • Do multisyllabic words stress you out? Are you writing conflict free? How about those common phrases? Do you need a brief for that? During this session freelancers, officials, and captioners will discover new ways to write quicker and easier. Lauren will help the average reporter “think” real-time and present useful briefs that reporters can use in their everyday jobs.
  • Kathy will help the average reporter “think” real-time and will present useful briefs learned while doing CART captioning that all reporters can use in their everyday jobs.  For officials, Kathy will present briefs she was given when she became a Federal Official, how she tweaked them and new ones she created to “slow down” those judges who read scripts at contest speeds! Further, she will help reporters recognize when it’s time to make a brief.

Voice: Is Your Dragon Dragging?            Presenter:  Teresa Johnson

  • Is your Dragon acting sluggish or just misbehaving? Is your Dragon ravenous and eating all your words so they are disappearing without a trace? Or is your Dragon just constantly getting sick and throwing out verbal vomit onto your CAT page? If you answered “yes” to any of these
    questions, please join Teresa Johnson to talk about ways to help keep your Dragon from breathing unwanted fires and slaying your transcripts!

4:45  Auction

Dinner on your own. Enjoy Pawleys Island and Myrtle Beach!

Sunday, September 25

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast – On Your Own/Vendor Area Opens

9:00 – 11:00 Efficiency and Self-Care: Mastering Work-Life Balance  (.2/2.0 CE)          Presenter:  Allie Hall

  • Are you stressed out? Working evenings and weekends on transcripts? Take your evenings and weekends back! Learn how to run your schedule so it doesn’t run you. Teaching tips, tricks, and tools to help take care of self, both physically and mentally. We will cover neck, back, and upper-body stretches, hand exercises, finger drills, and relaxation methods to reduce work-induced stress and body aches and pains. Time to learn how to care for yourself, up your efficiency, increase your productivity, and reduce your anxiety in this high-stress, high-demand field.

11:00 – 12:00      Ethics Jeopardy (.1/1.0 CE)          Presenter:  Jason Meadors

  • In Ethics Jeopardy, Jason presents a broad and comprehensive range of ethical questions and answers in a Jeopardy game type of format, with audience participation. This is rendered a little more difficult in a Zoom presentation, but any challenge can be met. In this case, the Chat function would be used by the audience to offer answers to the questions on the game board.


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