THE KANSAS COURT REPORTERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:
MARGIE WAKEMAN WELLS’ WEBINAR
COMMAS HERE, COMMAS THERE, COMMAS EVERYWHERE
How many comma rules are there? Realistically speaking, too many to count and certainly more than can be covered in three hours. Even the most sophisticated reporter will pick up some tips to improve transcript punctuation. Bring those punctuation questions that keep cropping up. This is the time to get answers.
Margie Wakeman Wells is celebrating six decades in the teaching profession and the webinar will feature training from Margie in a question-and-answer format with a PowerPoint presentation through Zoom. Please join us for this informative webinar!
When: Monday, October 19, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. CST (Central Standard Time Zone)
Cost:No Fee - Presented courtesy of the Office of Judicial Administration of Kansas
Sessions:Two (2) hour and-a-half sessions.
First Session – 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 (.15 CEUs)
(Kansas Supreme Court Rule 2009 SC 25– Mandated Portion for Officials -
Once every two years)
Break: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. (stay online and in webinar until 12:30)
Second Session – 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.(.15 CEUs)
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: October 19, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. CST
Please fill out all areas of the online registration form and submit, including your Kansas CCR number and, if applicable, your NCRA or NVRA number. Once you have registered, a confirmation email will be sent to you from Amy Raymond with OJA that will contain the link to join the webinar.
Join one or both sessions, but please stay connected if you plan on attending both sessions. The Kansas Court Reporters Association will notify and provide the necessary fees to accredit CEUs for both NCRA and NVRA. The Office of Judicial Administration of Kansas will also credit Kansas Official Court Reporters who attend the mandated portion of the webinar.
For questions, contact Jennifer Olsen at JOlsen@shawneecourt.org or email@example.com
HOPE YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND!
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COURT REPORTING SCHOOLS IN KANSAS
Kansas City, KS Community College Method: Stenography A-Z Program beginning Monday, July 8, 2019, 6:30 pm (a great way to see if you like court reporting) Full court-reporting program to begin September 9, 2019 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30, teaching Mark Kislingbury's theory - - Adult & Community Education Dept. at KCCC, 913-335-1100
KCRA does not endorse or recommend any school over another.
KCRA is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest standards of verbatim reporting, quality services, professional ethics, and advocating continuing education, as well as the utilization of state-of-the-art technology.
UPCOMING CCR EXAM DATES:
May 18, 2020
Click into here for more information.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JCR ARTICLE ON ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
DARCIE CRUZ, RMR,
Official court reporter
Currently resides in: Chanute, Kan.
Member since: 1989
Graduated from: American Institute of Commerce, Davenport, Iowa
JCR | Why did you decide to enter this profession?
CRUZ | Upon completing two years of college, I had changed my major twice. That’s when my brother married a court reporter, and my mother suggested that I look into the field based on its earning potential. I had loved business classes in high school, and I really enjoyed spelling, grammar, and vocabulary as well. These are a few of the things that have helped to make court reporting a very comfortable fit for me.
JCR | What was your biggest hurdle to overcome and how did you do so?
CRUZ | It became quite evident that 225 words per minute was strictly an entry-level speed for this profession. Fortunately, Mark Kislingbury was a speaker at one of our state conventions, and I was quickly convinced that I needed to shorten my writing. I eventually joined the Magnum Steno Club, which has proven to be a fun and easy way to incorporate new ideas and methods into my writing to help me become a much stronger reporter.
JCR | What surprised you about your career?
CRUZ | I didn’t realize how challenging court reporting would be. There is a definite need to continually hone your skills.
JCR | What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment?
CRUZ | It is a wonderful feeling to be able to accomplish something that you thought you couldn’t do. Successfully completing the Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) examination definitely falls in this category, and being able to participate in speed contests at national conventions with some of the top writers in the country has definitely been an added bonus.
JCR | Is there something else you’d like to share?
CRUZ | Something else I am really excited about is being the first reporter to complete the 100-Day Challenge in a Facebook practice group started by Rich Germosen. The challenge group is an excellent source of motivation and encouragement to keep reporters and students practicing.
Avoid writing word endings in a separate stroke. Use briefs for as many common words and phrases as possible. Follow a pattern or concept when choosing briefs rather than using random outlines. Use the asterisk key.
KCRA is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization.
For further information, contact our Executive Director:
Coleen Boxberger, KCRA Executive Director