Super 15 Hour Seminar Package #4

COURSE OUTLINE Session 1:  COMMON RULES REPORTERS SHOULD LIVE BY-Ethics 2.5 Hours (150 minutes) Presenter: Pam Coder, CSR Content Outline:  In this two-and-a-half-hour presentation, court reporters will explore rules they should know backward and...




2.5 Hours (150 minutes)

Presenter: Pam Coder, CSR

Content Outline: 

In this two-and-a-half-hour presentation, court reporters will explore rules they should know backward and forwards in their working environment.  We will go over NCRA Code of Professional Ethics. Also, will discuss distribution of uncertified rough drafts.

Participants will discuss:

  • Which rules come up most often in depositions
  • Which rules come up most often in court
  • The rules that you should carry in your bag
  • The rules that a reporter should know and be able to discuss with attorneys and peers
  • NCRA Code of Professional ethics dos and don’ts
  • Distribution of uncertified rough drafts

Participants will learn how to:

  • Calmly discuss the rules
  • Shut down negative conversations regarding the rules with humor
  • Who does and does not receive distribution of uncertified rough drafts
  • Find NCRA advisory opinions

 Appropriate Methodology:

This presentation will involve slides/handouts regarding reading and signing, audio transcription, who can and cannot take depositions (Federal/State), NCRA advisory opinions, Zoom etiquette, others recording, and much more.  We will have interactive group discussions and competitive games for rule retention.


2hrs (120 Min)

Presenter: Pam Gwin Coder, CSR, and Kathy McDaniel, CSR

Course Objective:

This interactive session is to teach reporters how to change their thought process when they start to absorb the negative content and negative energy that comes at us on a daily basis.    This presentation will guide the reporter to merely observe the toxic testimony while writing and editing and not internalize when dealing with angry, hurt, mental individuals as we all come back to a new work environment. 

Seminar Topics:

The two-hour session will show the reporter how to merely observe the negativity they experience on a daily basis and help to prevent anxiety and depression through a known, scientifically proven technique.  We will discuss experiences with negativity coming back to a new normal from the Pandemic with visualization and creative thought control through videos, slideshow, and group discussion.  

Learning Outcomes:

Court Reporters will learn a proven technique to keep the toxic testimony from invading their system and thoughts.  This will help in all areas of their life with their attitude and performance.


1 hrs (60 Min)

Presenter: Kathy McDaniel, CSR

 Course Objective:

This hour-long presentation will give an in-depth review of proper procedures for license renewal and the appropriate steps to make sure you have taken your required continuing education long before your renewal date before you deal with the pitfalls of forgetting to renew.  The session will involve a PowerPoint presentation and hands-on instruction.

 Specific Topics: 

  • Identifying the places to find continuing education
  • Where to find the date of license expiration
  • Where to find your renewal date
  • The people to communicate with when there is an issue
  • Prevention of losing your license
  • Consequences of late renewal.

 Learning Outcomes:

Court reporters will learn how to navigate renewals successfully without stress by keeping up with their continuing education and techniques and ideas on where to store their proof of seminar attendance.


1.5 hours (90 Min)

Presenter:  Pam Gwin Coder, CSR, and Kathy McDaniel, CSR

Course Objective:

This hour-and-a-half session will include discussion, handouts, and slideshow on building your dictionary to improve your editing time and productivity.  We will also show court reporters the importance of backing up your dictionaries on a regular basis.

Specific topics:

Outlines that should be added to your dictionary

Backing up your various dictionaries

How to build industry-specific dictionaries

When and where to back up your dictionaries

 Learning outcomes:

Court Reporters will learn to improve their editing time and tran rates by working consistently on their dictionaries.  We will also learn the importance of industry-specific dictionaries and case dictionaries when working on large, multi-party cases or just everyday cases.  Reporters will also learn various ways to back up their dictionaries and when it’s important to back up and keep dictionaries in a safe place.  


1 hr (60 Min)

Presenter: Pam Gwin Coder, CSR, and Kathy McDaniel, CSR

Course Objective:

This hour-long session will include videos and interactive discussions that will help facilitate how reporters can tell when they are being sexually harassed online or in person, how to handle it professionally, and how and when to let others know what is happening.

 Specific Topics:

  • Your rights as an individual regarding sexual harassment
  • How to tell if you actually are being harassed
  • What exposures to sexual harassment court reporters face in the workplace, male and female
  • How to expose the harassment

Learning Outcomes:

Court reporters will learn coping mechanisms for dealing with sexual harassment and be able to tell the difference between harmless flirtation and harassment and when it’s time to say enough and report.


2.0 hrs (120 Min)

Presenter: Pam Gwin Coder, CSR, and Jeff Justice

In this fun, competitive, two-hour presentation, we will cover capitalization rules, punctuation geared towards transcript production, common grammar mistakes, including numbers, homonyms, and to sic or not to sic.  We will use games, quizzes, and timed exercises for fun learning, retention, and competition.

Participants will discover useful grammar correctors.

Learning Objectives:

The objective of this session is to refresh reporters on English grammar with a review and rules on capitalization, basic grammar, possessives, and more techniques for better transcripts.  Through fun games and quizzes, reporters will up their game on transcript preparation skills.

Specific Topics:

  • To cap or not to cap
  • Basic grammar
  • Number rules
  • Soundalikes

Learning Outcomes:

This two-hour session will sharpen court reporters’ skills when producing their transcripts based on all the teachings from this presentation to help them find fewer mistakes when proofreading and putting out their final work product.

Title: “Super Self-Confidence” 1.5 hrs (90 minutes)

Presenter: Jeff Justice

Learning Outcomes:

Jeff shows court reporters how to be more self-confident in every aspect of their work life.

Specific Seminar topics:

Take action. Get it done

• Face your fear

• Get to know who you are and what you want out of life

• Realizing that failure or being wrong will not kill you

Learning Outcomes:

Court reporters will understand how to become more self-confident by taking action, facing their fears and getting to know themselves.

Title: "The Power of Words" 1.5 Hours - Instructor: Pam Coder

Learning Outcomes:

     Learning objectives include learning the power of positive words.  What you say and how you say it on a daily basis affects how attorneys, paralegals, judges, basically every person, reacts to you.  Words matter.   Social media matters.

 Content Outline:

     This session will include positive phrases and keywords and the tone in which we use them to aid in helping our businesses run smoothly and profitably.

 The participants will discover:

     How to speak positively to gain more business.

     How to more positively interact with firms and staff or courts and staff and others in our industry.

Session Title: “Managing Stress for Court Reporters With Humor”

Skills for balancing your life: 2 hours

Presenter: Jeff Justice

If you have ever attended one of Jeff’s programs, then you know how much fun getting your CEUs can be. In this fun-packed court Reporter seminar, funnyman Jeff Justice shows you how to use your sense of humor to release stress, defuse anger, and improve relationships.

This laugh-while-you-learn session will show you concrete ways to deal with the stress in your life.

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