Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom

    Oregon Court Reporters Association

    Fall Convention

    Time to Shine!

    OCTOBER 24, 2020

    In these rapidly changing times of technological advances and now a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we are on top of our game.  From perfecting punctuation with Margie Wakeman-Wells to mastering remote depositions with Buell Reporting and taking a look at local laws and practices from an attorney’s point of view, join us as we hone our skills to stand out in our field and shine during these difficult times.

    8:00 - 8:30                   Welcome!  Zoom Meeting Open 

    8:30 - 8:45                   Opening remarks by OCRA President, Ryan White

    8:45 - 12:00                 Commas Here, Commas There, Commas Everywhere!
                                  (.3 CEUs)
                                         PRESENTER:  Margie Wakeman Wells

    How many comma rules are there?  Too many to count and certainly more than we can possibly cover in three hours.  This session will deal with some of the commonly used/misused commas - when do compound elements need commas?  When can they be left out? - and then move to some of the more obscure comma rules that don't get much attention but certainly need to.

    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.

    12:00 – 12:15              Drawing and Break

    12:15 - 2:00                OCRA Business Meeting; NCRA Update

    2:00 – 3:00                  Virtual Depo Practices – Remote Depositions During
                                 COVID-19 and Beyond (.1 CEU)
    PRESENTERS:  Lisa Buell, RPR, CRR, RSA, Principal, and Koré
    Siegel, CETO, CLR, RSA, Business Manager, Buell Realtime

    Learn how to troubleshoot some basic remote deposition technical issues, get tips on handling exhibits, review the Oregon rules pertaining to the reporting of remote depositions, how to utilize virtual breakout/waiting rooms, locking meetings, and much more in this comprehensive presentation.

    3:00 – 3:15                  Drawing and Break

    3:15 - 4:45                   Deposition Practices in Oregon
                                 (.15 CEUs)
    PRESENTER:  Jovita Wang, Esquire

    This session will discuss deposition practices in Oregon and provide suggestions on how to better meet the needs of clients.  Topics covered will include information on the anatomy of a deposition; relevant statutes related to court reporting and notary services; resources to understand local deposition practices; tips for running a smooth deposition, especially with remote video depositions becoming the norm; and common legal terminology used in deposition.  Participants should walk away understanding the important role of depositions in civil practice and finding ways to improve reporting services.

    4:45 – 5:00                     Drawing and Break

    5:00 – 5:30                     Installation of New Officers; Rose Award; Closing Remarks

    CEUs:   0.55 (5.5 hours) 

    **Times subject to change

    • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom

    Unable to attend the Fall Convention but still want to participate in the Annual Meeting?  The Annual Meeting is open to the public, so please sign up here and you will receive a phone number to call in to.  On this year's agenda is a vote on bylaws changes, so let your voice be heard!

    2020 OCRA Annual Meeting Agenda

    1.   Call to order
    2.  Verification of quorum
    3.  Approval of standing rules
    4.  Approval of agenda
    5.  Approval of 2019 Annual Business Meeting minutes
    6.  Remarks by president
    7.  NCRA Update
    8.  Committee Reports
    9.  Vote on Bylaws Changes
    10.  Nomination and Election of 2020-2021 Officers and Directors
    11.  Election of 2020-2021 Nomination Committee
    12.  Election of 2020-2021 Bylaws Committee
    13.  Election of 2020-2021 Audit Committee
    14.  Call for Committee Chairs/Volunteers
    15.  Adjournment

Past events

Saturday, October 03, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, June 06, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, May 16, 2020 Spring Convention - Forging the Future
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

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