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    • 27-Sep-2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 28-Sep-2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter, 10 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, Kentucky 41011

    For our KyCRA 2019 Convention, the lineup of speakers looks like one of our best ever. It’s packed with both useful and entertaining information. We look forward to seeing you there.


    Embassy Suites by Hilton Cincinnati
    10 E RiverCenter Boulevard
    Covington, KY 41001

    Room Reservations (Make sure arrival date of Sept. 27 and departure date of Sept. 28 is selected on reservation page): http://group.embassysuites.com/KYCourtReporters2019Convention

    The hotel block of rooms is $155 and goes up to $179 when the block is closed. Self-parking at the hotel, the charge will be waived. There is a trolley from the hotel that costs $1 per person and goes all over Covington and to all of the restaurants. So once people park at the hotel, they really don’t have to drive anywhere.


    Friday, September 27, 2019

    12:00 – 12:50 Registration

    1:00-2:30 Maranda Sullivan and Teresa Johnson

    (.15 CEUs) Voice Writing Today!

    This session explores how voice writing works. In this session attendees will see how voice writing works, from input to production, and how many of the things done by machine stenographers are done by voice writers, just in a slightly different way. From education to certifications, this session will go into all the details of voice writing.

    2:30 – 2:45 Break

    2:45-4:15 Sandra Spurgeon, J.D.

    (.15 CEUs) Author of Courage to Stand: Mastering Trial Strategies and Techniques in the Courtroom. Having successfully litigated thousands of cases, with over 120 of them litigated to verdict in both state and federal jurisdictions, she reveals the secrets of successful litigation techniques. Her book is designed to not only help the beginning attorney, but to also sharpen the skills of veteran lawyers.

    5:30 – 7:30 Dinner Break – On your own

    Embassy Suites complimentary cocktails and snacks for all registered guests.

    7:30 – 10:00 Meet and Greet

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    Embassy Suites complimentary breakfast for all registered guests

    7:00 – 8:00 Registration

    8:00-9:30 Jim DeCrescenzo

    (.15 CEUs) Watson Today, Quantum Computing Tomorrow

    Can Stenotype Reporting Survive the Advance in Computing?

    9:30 – 9:45 Break

    9:45-10:45 Jim DeCrescenzo

    (.1 CEU) Project Steno

    11:00-12:00 Kathryn Thomas

    (.1 CEUs) “Put U in Failure!” Can Failure Be Fun? Absolutely!

    Court reporting and captioning are great jobs, but we all fear failure at our jobs at some time. Sometimes this prevents us from increasing our skill set. We’re going to disarm the fear of FAILURE, learn to cope with FAILURE, and explore the benefits of FAILURE. By the end of this session, you’ll be motivated to go out there and FAIL for all the right reasons.

    12:00-1:00 Lunch – NCRA rep (KyCRA to provide lunch)

    (.1 CEU)

    1:00 – 2:00 Annual KyCRA Business Meeting

    2:00-3:00 Kathryn Thomas

    (.1 CEUs) “Speak on Fleek : Contemporary Slang”

    Yeet, woke, ratchet, mood, thicc … WHAT is your child/grandchild/nibling talking about? Add new terms to your dictionary, fam, as you’re served the (metaphorical) tea. You will learn new words and terminology sufficient to embarrass the young person in your life. Don’t be basic! It’ll be lit!

    3:00 – 3:15 Break

    3:15-4:45 Laura Landenwich

    (.15 CEUs) Civil Rights Attorney

    Ms. Landenwich will share with our group her passion for civil rights and specific cases most interesting to her. She will also discuss discrimination within the legal field for women and justice system reform.

    4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks

Kentucky Court Reporters Association

P.O. Box 11966
Lexington, KY 40579

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