Thursday, April 11, 2019
   9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Liaison Committee Meeting
Bernard Boardroom
   5:00 pm - Until
Evening on your own 


Friday, April 12, 2019
   8:00 am - 11:00 am 
Board of Directors Meeting
Bernard Boardroom
 11:00 am - 7:00 pm 
Registration/Exhibit Hall Open
Symphony II Foyer
 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 1: 

General Session

Surviving an IRS Audit as a Court Reporter
Speaker: Max Curry, BCR, LCR, RPR, CRI, CCR, Elite Reporting Services, Nashville, TN                         

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony III

 Whether a sole proprietor or a large firm owner, the last thing you want to receive in your mailbox is a letter from the IRS with the beginning phrase, "You have been chosen to have your tax return audited." What do I need? What should I have kept? Where do I find what I should have kept? How will I survive??? This seminar will answer all of these questions and more!! As an added bonus, Max will also share some cost-saving measures to help increase that all-important bottom line.

  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

Session 2: 

General Session

Today's Ethics in Court Reporting
Speaker: Dana Hayden, CCR(AR), RMR, CRR, CRC, TX CART Level V, RSA, Arkansas Realtime Reporting, LLC, Fayetteville, AR

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony III

A court reporter's ethics is an integral part of the process of reporting any proceeding. With the ever-changing relationships between attorneys and their clients, attorneys may not have a clear understanding of how the reporter's role must remain impartial.

This seminar will provide you the tools to educate attorneys regarding the importance for the court reporter to always be the impartial keeper of the record.

   3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Symphony II Foyer
   4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 

Session 3: 

General Session

Let’s Welcome Anir Dutta! See CC 20 in Action!!

Speaker: Anir Dutta, Stenograph’s CEO; Star Levandowski, Stenograph Vice President – Corporate Strategy and Business Development; Keith McCready, Stenograph Director of Software Development; and Denyce Hinds, CRS(TX), CCR(LA), RDR, CRR, RSA                           

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony III 

This is a session you won’t want to miss!  Come and welcome Anir Dutta, Stenograph’s CEO, with some STAR love!!

Learn about the marvelous Luminex, now available with the ability to toggle the universal bar.  Is that an option for you?  You’ll want to hear all about it to decide.  Have you seen how the Luminex shell is made?  How the writer is made?  We have a video for you!!

You’ve heard about RealTeam!!  You’ve heard about that amazing Opus codec!!  You will see it in action live in this seminar as Denyce Hinds,  demonstrates how she uses RealTeam in her practice.

You won’t want to miss this and much more in this information-filled session.

   6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
Welcome Dinner with Exhibitors (Ticket Required)
Symphony II Foyer
   6:30 pm - 11:00 pm 
STAR Lounge
The Green Room


Saturday, April 13, 2019
   
   8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registration/Exhibit Hall Open
Symphony II Foyer
  8:00 am -  9:00 am 
Breakfast with Exhibitors
Symphony II Foyer
  9:00 am - 10:30 am 

Session 5: 

General Session

Things I Wish I Knew When I Started a Court Reporting Business
Speakers: Rosalie A. Kramm, CSR, CRR, Kramm Court Reporting, a Veritext Company, San Diego, CA, & Kimberley A. Neeson, FAPR, RPR, CRC, CSR (ON & AB), CCP, RSA, Neeson Court Reporting, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada                                                               

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony III

Do you own a court reporting business? Have you ever dreamed of owning a court reporting business? How do you handle difficult clients? How do you manage court reporters with varying skill levels and – well, sometimes “pleasing personalities.” What are the pitfalls you wish you could have avoided as a firm owner – or, for the want-to-be firm owner, how do you avoid them altogether?


Rosalie Kramm and Kim Neeson will share with you their paths of firm ownership – the good and the not so good – as well as engage other firm owners in how they have maneuvered running a successful court reporting business.


You won’t want to miss this timely discussion!

 

Session 6:

Case CATalyst Track

What’s New in Version 20: RealTeam!
Speaker: Cindi Lynch, Stenograph, LLC, Los Angeles, CA.                                                              

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony II

Get to know everything about the hottest feature to hit realtime translation since the invention of realtime! You’ll see how simple it is to set up and use RealTeam either during realtime or to job-share editing/proofing and then we’ll take a deeper dive into the details including: RealTeam Invite options and settings; the new Opus audio codecs that make RealTeam even more spectacular; the Connected Users Pane and post-RealTeam dictionary management options! (No equipment is required but you can feel free to bring your computer with Version 20 already installed to try RealTeam immediately. Bringing a writer is not necessary.)

 
Session 7: 
Professional Legal Videographer Training
Picture-in-Picture Design Strategies

Speaker: Joel Freedman, CLVS, CDVS, The Legal Video Team, St. Petersburg, FL   

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony III

Picture-in-Picture video systems can be a value-added revenue stream for firms and legal videographers. There are many design and workflow considerations to consider, however, and a robust, flexible system cannot be implemented with just a shopping list of parts.


This session will provide insights into what logistical and technical challenges you should be evaluating when designing a live or post production-based picture-in-picture system for your company.

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Symphony II Foyer
11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Session 8:

 

CART and Captioning:  Tips and Tools to Provide Consumers a Quality Product

Speaker: Karyn D. Menck, RDR, CRR, CRC                                            

(0.15 CEUs)                                                                     

Symphony III

From the early '90s, Karyn Menck has provided *Professional* CART captioning across the country and the world in venues like Google and Microsoft conventions and major sporting venues. CART captioning is more technical than you realize.
From working with AV teams at large stadiums and conference halls to remote web streaming platforms like WebX, Adobe Connect, streaming to Facebook and YouTube for live events, as well as writing in different languages -- and even Braille -- Karyn has been there and have troubleshooting stories to tell. When that CART job schedules in at your office, how do you know your excellent realtime is ready to be considered a Professional CART captioning presentation? Tips, tricks, troubleshooting, venues, software, hardware, cables, macros. 

 

Session 9: Case CATalyst Track

Everything Else That’s New in Version 20!
Speaker: Cindi Lynch, Stenograph, LLC, Los Angeles, CA.                                                                

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony II

Get to know all of the other amazing new features in Version 20 that will iron out so many of those wrinkles that get in the way of perfect productivity, including Recently Saved Files, CARTView Settings, Seal Date When Included fields, Case- and Job-specific Mistran Minder lists, Archive File option with AutoSave, Ability to edit timers, Three new “smart” punctuation commands; new advanced edit options, a new option for Autoinclude entries and many more tweaks and fixes you asked for! (No equipment is required but feel free to bring your computer with Version 20 already installed. Bringing a writer is not necessary.)

 
Session 10: 
Professional Legal Videographer Training
Designing a Picture-in-Picture Workflow Around vMix

Speaker: Bruce Balmer, MBA, CLVS, CCVS, CompuScripts, Inc., Columbia, SC

(0.15 CEUs)

Symphony III

Live mixing of digital sources can be done using software or hardware-based solutions. vMix has earned a well-deserved reputation in the industry of a robust recording and software-based live mixing solution.


This session will show you how to take vMix from a blank canvas to a viable software-based picture-in-picture live mixing and recording system. We’ll also discuss recommended hardware, over and above the computer that vMix runs on, that can help you implement the critical design elements (discussed in the previous session) that will make your vMix system successful.

 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
Lunch on your own
 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Session 11: 

General Session

Preserving the Record in Today's Challenging Industry 
Speaker: Sandy VanderPol, RMR, CRR, Fellow, (FPAR), Realtime Systems Administrator credential                                                                            

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony III

Sandy VanderPol, as a strong leader with over 40 years in court reporting as a firm owner and reporter, gathered a group of firm owners and reporters from around the country to assess and constructively work together to address the biggest challenges in the reporting industry today. Learn from Sandy and your STAR colleagues what is happening in markets from coast to coast with regard to:  Educating students and developing young reporters, the realities of covering overbooked calendars, as well as managing staff and reporters as a team. The reality in today’s market is also that alternative methods of reporting are being explored and implemented.  What are those technologies, how do they work, what effects are they having in the industry now, and what can be expected in the future. This seminar is intended to be an open and frank discussion for respectful professionals in the reporting industry.   

 

Session 12:

Case CATalyst Track

Set it and Use it (Don’t Forget it)!
Speaker: Cindi Lynch, Stenograph, LLC, Los Angeles, CA.                                     

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony II

There are tons of terrific options that you’ve either selected or for which you’re using default settings – but you may not always want every option to use the same setting in every job or case! Whether it’s how you display the screen or what features to use when translating or which items to select when you finish a transcript, learn how and why to create groups of settings that you can save and load whenever that group of settings is needed! (No equipment is required but feel free to bring your computer. Bringing a writer is not necessary.)

 
Session 13: Professional Legal Videographer Training: 
The Legal Videographer as a Digital Reporter
Speaker: Rich Foster, CLVS, Murieta, CA 

(0.15 CEUs)
Lyric Room 

The certified court reporter shortage, evident in many parts of the country, has forced firm owners and clients alike to identify other methods to record and document the official record in an appropriate manner. Videographers are well-placed, and in some instances, technically qualified, to fill the need of Digital Reporters.


In this session, we'll provide a brief overview of how legal videographers can transition to the role of Digital Reporters in the deposition setting. We'll look at the role of the Digital Reporter from the perspective of a Legal Videographer, identifying new requirements, responsibilities, and an understanding of the workflow needed to produce an accurate and legal recording of a deposition.

  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors - Prize Drawing!
Symphony II Foyer
   
  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  

Session 14: 

General Session

The Secrets to Being the Cybersecurity Hero in 2019
Speaker: Don Baham, President, Kraft Technology Group, LLC, Nashville, TN                                       

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony III

Do you want the opportunity to be a hero this year? Join us to learn how you can protect your personal information, your company information, and any of the sensitive data you handle in your cases. We will share real-world stories of failures and lessons learned. And we will share ideas you can implement in your personal and professional life immediately. Don't be the next cybercrime victim. Take action by engaging in our session and applying what you learn. By taking action, you will be the cyber hero this year!

 

 
Session 15: Case CATalyst Training
Macro Clinic
Speaker: Cindi Lynch, Stenograph, LLC, Los Angeles, CA.   

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony II

You know there must be a shorter way to do X in when you're editing during
or after translation, but… how? How do you make sure that the macro does
what you want it do and doesn’t make a mistake? Learn the top tips for
recording macros for realtime, edit, or dictionary management that will turn you
into a macro guru! (No equipment is required but feel free to bring your computer.
Bringing a writer is not necessary, but may be helpful if you want to work on
AccelerWriters.)
 
Session 16: 
Professional Legal Videographer Training
Equipment Considerations for the Legal Videographer as a Digital Reporter

Speaker: Nolan C. Church Jr., Legal Video Specialist, Capital Heights, MD

(0.15 CEUs)
Lyric Room 

The legal videographer approaches recording a deposition from the standpoint of creating an unbiased video and audio exhibit that can be used by all sides in presenting a case. Legal Videographers had not been given the burden of creating the official record, however, until the certified court reporter shortage forced schedulers to look elsewhere to cover depositions.


How does this new requirement change the normal equipment set-up of a legal videographer? Is it a simple switch, or are there new equipment requirements that must be considered to create an audio record that can be transcribed successfully in post by a transcriber?


This session will look at the opportunities legal videographers have, from a technical perspective, in transitioning their legal video systems to an appropriate and useable digital reporting system.

   5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cocktails and Mingling/Possible Off-Site Event


Sunday, April 14, 2018  
  8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Registration Open
Symphony II Foyer
  8:00 am - 11:00 am 
Exhibit Hall Open
Symphony II Foyer
  8:00 am - 9:00 am  
Breakfast with Exhibitors
Symphony II Foyer
  9:00 am - 10:30 am

Session 17:

Case CATalyst Track

Is There a Better Way to Do This?
Speaker: Cindi Lynch, Stenograph, LLC, Los Angeles, CA

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony II 

There are a number of tasks you perform in CATalyst that may be taking you longer than necessary, that your colleagues have less trouble doing faster and with a lot less effort! In this class you’ll learn some techniques that many top reporters and scopists use to get cleaner translation, edit more efficiently, and manage processes and files with greater ease.

10:30 am - 11:00 am  
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors 
Symphony II Foyer
 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 18: Case CATalyst Track 

Did You Know You Could…
Speaker: Cindi Lynch, Stenograph, LLC, Los Angeles, CA               

(0.15 CEUs)
Symphony II

What CATalyst features were introduced in the last umpteen versions that you been missing out on, because you were focused on something else, like… getting your work out the door? Learning about features introduced in earlier versions may feel just like getting an update: after all, it’s new if it’s new to you!

 12:30 pm
Conference Adjourns