Friday | Saturday

1.25 CEUs NCRA Approved

*Please note, the times listed below are in Eastern Time (ET)

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

 Technology Liaison Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 28, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

 Agency Liaison Committee Meeting

8:00 p.m.  –  9:00 p.m. ET

Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, April 29, 2022
(Friday:  0.75 CEUs NCRA Approved)

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET

Virtual STARtech22 Opening

Speaker: Marjorie Peters, STAR President

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET


Sponsored By

Speaker: Jeff Butler, Workplace Generation Expert and Technology Speaker

A Dual Presentation:

Being Human in The Age of Digital Innovation

Digital innovation not only changes corporations but also who we are as humans. Technology continues to evolve at an exponential rate, swiftly collapsing industries that took decades to build. As cutting-edge technology seems to update every day, questions arise such as:  How will this evolution change the way we humans work?  What does this mean for the next generation? The reality is that every industry will be affected just as any other.

In his presentation,  Jeff Butler unravels which technological changes to anticipate (such as autonomous vehicles, Blockchain, and artificial intelligence) and how their integration impacts the workforce, not only from a business perspective but sociological, psychological, and existential as well.  How might this wave of change affect industries—and us as the people who work for them—faster than experts originally anticipated?  While inevitable, one of the most important things that people can do now is learn where the tide is coming from… and be prepared for its impact.  Jeff’s timely presentation will help guide and navigate conference attendees through this meteoric challenge called “technology change”!

Learning Objectives

  • Explore  the impacts of Blockchain technology on the financial economy;
  • Learn how technology is unraveling the ways our brains work and what that means for our future; and
  • Discover how artificial intelligence is on course to bring some of the most challenging times in our history.

The Remote, The Hybrid, and the In-Person Post-COVID Workplace

What Innovative Companies Are Doing to Navigate the Post-COVID Workplace

In 2020, no one was planning for COVID-19 to force thousands of companies to transition to remote work. With these abrupt changes, countless teams found themselves communicating less, employee engagement lowered, and deadlines were missed because of the inevitable remote work challenges. The in-person managerial and leadership skills simply do not solve the obstacles that the remote workplace experience brings. There are, however, a select few innovative companies that are leading the charge by building unstoppable remote workforces that are unexpectedly more effective than in-person teams. So what are these companies doing that makes them so successful? Since 2014 and well before the time of COVID, Jeff Butler has been building remote teams across different time zones and studying what the most successful hybrid and remote companies are doing. From his research, he put the ideas into practice in his own companies to discover the truth from fallacy. The ideas he found are simple, and yet profound, but most importantly, he discovered that when people learn how to master the remote manager techniques, it makes them better in-person leaders. Learning to master the changing workplace is no longer optional - it's a necessity. Fortunately, anyone can create a successful workforce - it's just a matter of how.

Learning Objectives

  • How transitioning from a 'face-time' manager to a 'performance-driven' manager can skyrocket your team's performance;
  • What signals show up when a remote employee is about to quit; and
  • Leveraging metrics in order to create an effective and action-driven team.

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET


Case CATalyst: What's New in CATalyst?

Speaker: Cindi Lynch, Training Program Manager, Stenograph, LLC

Learn about the latest features and enhancements in the current version of  CATalyst! (It is not necessary to bring a laptop or writer to this class.)

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET


Data Security:  What Every Court Reporter Needs to Know to Safeguard the Record

Speakers: Christine Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC, Vice President Acquisition Strategy, Esquire Deposition Solutions, and
Jim BalloweChief Information Officer, Esquire Deposition Solutions

A focused discussion on protecting information, security measures, third-party risk, and best practices to safeguard the record as this relates to both firms of all sizes and independent reporters  Chris will review measures taken to ensure both client and reporter data is secured.

Come back on Saturday to see Mike Miller discuss the very real-world scenario he experienced.  It can happen to even the best of us

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


Case CATalyst: Improving Translation Accuracy

Speaker: Cindi LynchTraining Program Manager, Stenograph, LLC

The most accurate translation results aren't just due to clean writing; they're also achieved by knowing how to take advantage of all that's available to you in CATalyst. In this class, you'll renew your acquaintance with features, options, and simple, one-stroke tweaks that can improve the quality of your translation results.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


Sponsored By

Reignite Your "Why"

Speaker: Kimberley Neeson, RPR, CRR, CSR, CCP, FAPR, and ACC (coaching), Consultant/Coach, Kim Neeson Consultancy

As firm owners, knowing “why” you do what you do influences every decision - from the clients you serve, to the court reporters you engage with, to the direction you take your business in, to the very reason to carry the stress and strain of your business.  Why do you do what you do?  What motivates you?  How will your business serve your values? What’s important to you?  In this seminar, Kim Neeson will take you through a program where you will leave reinvigorated, re-energized, and refocused on your “why”!

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. ET


Easiest Catch: Don't Be Another Fish in The Dark 'Net

Speaker: Mark Lanterman, Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services

This presentation informs attendees of current developments in the digital underground and lends realistic advice for cyber protection. Mark Lanterman will be discussing recent high-profile cybercrime events, including website breaches impacting a variety of organizations and sectors. Mark will discuss particularly dangerous types of threats that might affect organizations involving the Dark Web, the Internet of Things, and phishing.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET


Stenograph: What's New at Stenograph

Speaker: Dan DenofskyVice President of Marketing, Stenograph, LLC

Learn about the new products that are available from Stenograph to support court reporters and agencies.

5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. ET


Sponsored By

Irv's Place  

End the day at Irv’s Place where you can connect with your colleagues as a virtual mixologist shows you step-by-step cocktail recipes!


Saturday, April 30, 2022
(Saturday:  0.50 CEUs NCRA Approved)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET


Proofer or Editor. Which One Are You?

Speaker: Lesia Mervin, CSR, FAPR, RDR, RMR, CRR, CRCTulare County Superior Court, Court Reporter

In this session, you'll learn about mastering the art of editing from your writer through realtime macros, Power Define, Live Suggestions, BriefIt, EZ Speakers, and clean writing. Streamline your efficiency by learning these tips to make editing time more like proofing time.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET


Case CATalyst: Boosting Edit Speed and Efficiency 

Speaker: Cindi Lynch, Training Program Manager, Stenograph, LLC

Often, it's the little things you forget you can do that make the biggest difference in terms of how many more pages you can produce per hour! In this class, we'll review features and shortcuts that can significantly reduce your editing time.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET


Building a Better Business Behind the Camera:
Panel Discussion on Videography in the Court Reporting Profession

Speakers: Sam Mattern, Stephen Smith, and Adam Wallin

In this informative seminar, Sam, Stephen, and Adam will offer information on best practices when facilitating video-recorded testimony from the videographer's perspective. 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET


Stenograph: Let's Discuss the Big Issues You Are Facing

Speaker: Dan Denofsky, Vice President of Marketing, Stenograph, LLC

A panel discussion with Stenograph and industry experts to discuss the issues that are facing our industry and answer questions that come from STAR members about issues they are facing.

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET


Your Worst Nightmare
Speaker: Michael Miller, FAPR, RDR, CRR, President, Miller Reporting Group

As reporters, we’ve all pondered what would you do if your car were burglarized, and all your gear was stolen. It’s truly your worst nightmare, right behind showing up naked to a dep with only a pencil. Find out how Mike Miller dealt with the situation in this informative and (hopefully) humorous look back on the worst day of his professional career.

2:45 p.m. ET