2018 Convention Schedule

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

2:00 pm - 9:00 pm    REGISTRATION

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm    Speed Contest
Show off your skills at this year’s annual convention and compete for the title of California’s Court Reporter Speed Champion!  CCRA’s Annual Speed Contest is back and will consist of two five-minutes tests.  The first test will be a two-voice dictation at 270 wpm, and the second test will be a legal opinion dictation at 220 wpm.  Both dictations will be five minutes in duration and each candidate will have 90 minutes to transcribe each test.  The top three contestants who rank the highest average above 95% on both tests combined will be awarded first, second, and third place, respectively, with the first place winner being declared the California Court Reporter Speed Champion! Requirements: You must bring your equipment.  USB thumb drives will be provided to submit tests.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm    Student Meet & Greet with Board & Mentors
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm    General Session
            
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Welcome Reception & Hosted Bar                                                         
            
9:00 pm - 10:00pm    President's Reception

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

6:00 am        EXHIBITOR SET-UP

7:00 am - 7:00 pm    REGISTRATION

7:00 am - 9:00 am    CRG & CCG Exams (30 Min Each Test)
7:00 am – 8:00 am    Set Up & Warm Up

8:00 am – 8:30 am    CCG Exam
The Certified CART Generalist (CCG) exam will be 15- minute professionally recorded dictation test.  The first 5 minutes will be lead-in, with the last 10 minutes graded.  The examination will be given at 180 words per minute.  96% accuracy is required to pass the test (76 errors total allowed). Pass it once, remain a CCRA member in good standing, and the CRG and CCG are certificates you can proudly claim forever.

8:30 am – 9:00 am    CRG Exam
The Certified Realtime Generalist (CRG) exam is a five-minute professionally recorded dictation test given at 200 Q&A with a maximum of 40 errors, 96% accuracy, with a two-minute lead-in.  Pass it once, remain a CCRA member in good standing, and the CRG and CCG are certificates you can proudly claim forever. (USB thumb drives will be provided to submit tests.)
    
7:00 am - 8:30 am    Ergonomics for the Working Reporter

7:30 am - 8:30 am     Mock CSR
You will take the mock exam, which will mimic the actual CSR testing process, from lining up, getting your seat number, and gaining that much-needed insight which will pay off when you do experience the real thing. Transcription will be done off site at your convenience. (Bring only your writer).
           
7:30 am - 7:00 pm    Exhibits Open

7:30 am - 9:00 am    Breakfast with Exhibitors
            
9:00 am - 10:30 am    BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 Session 1
 Session 2
 Session 3
 Session 4
 Session 5
            
10:30 am - 10:45 am    Break with Exhibitors
            
10:45 am - 12:15 pm    BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 Session 1
 Session 2
 Session 3
 Session 4
            
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm    ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & AWARDS LUNCH
            
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm    Break with Exhibitors
            
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm    GENERAL SESSION
 CCG WKT Part 1
            
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm    Break with Exhibitors
            
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm     BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 Session 1
 Session 2
 Session 3
 CCG WKT Part 2 (Exam Portion)
The Certified CART Generalist (CCG) exam will be 15- minute professionally recorded dictation test.  The first 5 minutes will be lead-in, with the last 10 minutes graded.  The examination will be given at 180 words per minute.  96% accuracy is required to pass the test (76 errors total allowed). Pass it once, remain a CCRA member in good standing, and the CRG and CCG are certificates you can proudly claim forever.


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm    EXHIBITOR RECEPTION
            
6:00 pm - 8:00pm    DINE AROUNDS

8:00 pm     Reception

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

7:00 am - 8:30 am    PACCRA Walk / Run
            
7:00 am - 7:00 pm    REGISTRATION
                  
7:30 am - 9:00 am    Breakfast with Exhibitors
            
9:00 am - 10:30 am    BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 Session 1
 Session 2
 Session 3
 Session 4
 Session 5
            
10:30 am - 11:00 am    Break with Exhibitors
            
11:00 am - 12:30 pm    BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 Session 1
 Session 2
 Session 3
 Session 4
 Session 5
            
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm    LUNCHEON
            
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm    BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 Session 1
 Session 2
 Session 3
 Session 4
 Session 5
            
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm    Break
            
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm    BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 Session 1
 Session 2
 Session 3
 Session 4
            
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm    Last Call with Exhibitors
            
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm     DINNER ON YOUR OWN

8:00 pm      Reception


MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

7:00AM to 10:30AM    REGISTRATION
 Coffee & Tea
            
9:00 am - 10:30 am    BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 Session 1
 Session 2
            
10:30 am - 11:00 am    Break
            
11:00 am - 12:30 pm    BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 Session 1
 Session 2