Indiana paralegals are invited to a special day at the Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association Convention. Court reporters and paralegals often work together, and ISRA has put together a line-up for Saturday, September 19th, that we believe may benefit all of us!
Breakfast in Cuba. Presented by Marjorie Peters
Marjorie Peters will tell us about the detailed process to assemble and qualify an elite team of court reporters to provide immediate copy of the trials occurring at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay: testing, obtaining top-secret clearances, selecting technology and equipment, arranging travel and housing, and wading through seemingly endless government documentation. The affectionately called "StenOps" team is currently at work in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reporting the terrorism trials that changed the world. Breakfast will be served during this session.
Notary Public / Ethics / Panel Discussion. Presented by G. Michael Witte
Mike Witte, executive secretary of Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, will address the responsibilities and liabilities of a notary public. There will also be discussions relating to how paralegals and court reporters can work together most efficiently.
Top Gadgets. Presented by Rita Pratt, RSA, CMRS
A return of a favorite presenter! Come and find out some of the tools that will help you be more productive, informed and have fun. Rita will present top gadgets (portable scanners/exhibit label makers), top apps, and other organizational tools to help working freelance reporters.
Screening of Marc Greenberg’s For the Record Documentary
For one year, Marc Greenberg dove into the world of stenography. For court reporters, the better they are at their job, the more invisible they become. For the Record takes us into the world of the usually unnoticed court reporters, live captioners, and CART providers. Watch as captioner Dee Boenau trains to challenge rock star court reporter Mark Kislingbury, verified by Guinness Book of World Records as the "fastest court reporter on Earth," as he aims to beat his own speed record and write 400 words a minute. From a group of dedicated captioners who worked around the clock on 9/11 to ensure those with hearing impairments were kept informed, to Stan Sakai, a young CART provider redefining the craft for the next generation, For the Record takes us beyond the traditional idea of a court reporter and into the lives of the "keepers of the record."
Cost is only $155 for the whole day!