**Approved for .50 NCRA CEUs**

CCRA proudly announces our 5th annual, much anticipated, BOOT CAMP 2018, a fun and educational opportunity.  BOOT CAMP has been specifically designed for the transitioning reporter.  Whether from student to professional, official to freelancer, judicial reporter to CART provider, this interactive event offers everything you need to ensure success and confidence in your new endeavor. BOOT CAMP is an all-day event filled with guest speakers and seminars on procedures, decorum, and tips for reporting depositions, court proceedings, and CART assignments.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

1545 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017


COST: (Mock CSR, continental breakfast & buffet lunch are included)
Registration Fee:
                                     Student Registration Fee:
CCRA Members: $139                              CCRA Members: $99
NonMembers: $229                                   NonMembers: $139
Register & Join CCRA: $195                     Register & Join CCRA: $119
Onsite registrations will be welcome!          
Onsite Registration Fee:                         Onsite Student Registration Fee: 
CCRA Members: $165                              Student CCRA Members: $119
NonMembers: $275                                   Student NonMembers: $165
Register & Join CCRA: $234                     Student Register & Join CCRA: $142

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8:00 am to 9:00 am

8:30 am to 9:00 am
Mock CSR Exam (No CEU credit)

9:15 am to 9:30 am
Welcome & Introductions with CCRA President Carolyn Dasher

9:30 am to 10:30 am
Officials & Official ProTems with Diana Van Dyke
Diana VanDyke will cover the duties of an official and official pro tem.  Learn the rules of a pro tem and official, including freelancers working in court, and all that you’re responsible for.  Diana will highlight the importance of networking and creating positive relationships with court staff.  The topic of interviewing and applying for a job as a pro tem for an officialship will be covered in great length.  You’ll learn what she believes makes a great official and pro tem.  Provided to all attendees will be a sample court resume.  Also provided will be interview tips and knowledge, trigger words to remember during an interview, and potential questions to ask the interviewer.

10:30 am to 10:45 am
Break with Exhibitors

10:45 am to 11:45 am
Surviving the Online Jungle with Michael Hensley
There’s a lot of buzz in the industry about online schooling and online resources for skill development and continuing education. Join Michael Hensley, CSR, RPR, for a myth-busting discussion about being successful with online schooling both as a court reporting student and as a working professional.  Topics will include the mindset necessary to be an effective online student, resources available for students and professionals alike, and the ways to incorporate online tools into a career as a court reporter. The session will conclude with a brief Q & A session to help with any “what if” questions that you may have asked when considering online education.


11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Break with Exhibitors and Lunch

1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Student Loan Debt: Basic Training (Ten-Hut!) with Jan Miller
In this presentation, you will gain a basic understanding of your loans, i.e. what kinds of loans you have, what your repayment options are, if and when to consolidate/refinance, and more. You'll learn how to create an affordable payment plan that suits your budget and life, while steering clear of shady debt relief agencies. Additionally, different forgiveness options for borrowers will be covered, as well as how our new president may impact the present and future of student loan repayment. All this, in plain English, from a personable guide.

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Break with Exhibitors

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm 
Freelance Reporting is Like a Box of Chocolates with Reagan Evans
From setting up your work space, to walking into the law firm and deposition suite, to creating your transcript, to keeping track of information for tax purposes, we will touch base on these topics and more to help build your confidence and put you at ease that THIS IS DOABLE!

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Break with Exhibitors

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Advanced Topics in Captioning with Lindsay Stoker
Whether you are new to captioning, or are a seasoned captioner, this session is for everyone. Join our open, guided discussion forum on frequently encountered issues, various outputs, genres, and tips and tricks.

4:45 pm to 5:30 pm
Q & A with the Speakers & Prize Drawings!
Attendees will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions about their presentations.  This is a chance for our students, new reporters, and working reporters to ask questions about their need and how to get to where they want to be in their career.