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USCRA’S 72nd ANNUAL CONVENTION

October 5-8, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona

Ex. Comm./Circuit Rep meetings – Thursday, Oct. 5
Board Meeting – Friday, Oct. 6
Speed Contest/Realtime Test – Saturday, Oct. 7
Seminars – Saturday, Oct. 7
Seminars/Software training – Sunday, Oct. 8

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
5001 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 949-1414

– USE THIS LINK FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS –

Rate: $174
Group Name: USCRA ANNUAL CONF 2017

Code: USCRA

Rates good from 10/2 to 10/11, 2017

Make your reservations now for the United States Court Reporters Association Annual Convention October 6-8, 2017, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Accommodations will be at the Embassy Suites in Old Town where suite rooms are available at a room rate starting at 174.99. Don’t wait too long – the room block sells out quickly.

The Board of Directors will meet on Friday, October 6, and the Hospitality Suite will be open at 8:00 p.m. so you can connect with old friends and do some networking with colleagues after a night in Old Town.

Our activities begin early on Saturday morning, October 7, with the John R. Tunheim Speed Contest, followed by the opportunity for realtime certification with the administration of the FCRR. Our convention opens with keynote speaker David Gonzales, United States Marshal for the District of Arizona.

Attendees will have a chance to explore what their futures look like with the help of Francine Leiser, Personnel Administrator with the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Phoenix. With over 26 years in Human Resources, Ms. Leiser will share insights into maximizing the benefits of federal service and getting from where you are now to where you need to be.

Rekha Nair will share her work experiences at the intersection of criminal and immigration law, from the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Center to the Arizona Federal Defender’s Office.

If you have ever wondered how to read someone – supervisor, judge, coworker, salesman – Mac Fulfer is a must see. An attorney who shares his face reading talents, Mac will walk through the scientific validation and entertain us with the practical applications of reading the most sophisticated low-tech biometric known to man.

Saturday winds up with the President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony featuring hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. There will be time afterward to take in dinner and explore all that Old Town has to offer.

Sunday morning highlights include our 4th Annual Race Scriptores 5K run/walk, followed by software training. Catalyst trainer Kim Portik and Eclipse trainer Carrie Hewerdine will present on the most recent features as well as building your skills in frequently used applications.

We have a great lineup packed into a little shorter time frame this year, so come early and take it all in while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of the southwest.


SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Executive/Circuit Representative Meetings

Friday, October 6, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Board Meeting

Saturday, October 7, 2017

7:00 am
TUNHEIM SPEED CONTEST

7:30 am to 9:00 am
FCRR TEST – Kelli Mulcahy, RMR, CRR, CSR

9:00 am to 10:00 am
SEMINAR 1 – KEYNOTEDavid Gonzales, United States Marshal – District of Arizona (.1 CEU)

10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SEMINAR 2 – WHAT’S YOUR PLAN?Francine Leiser, Personnel Administrator, Federal Public Defender’s Office, District of Arizona  (.2 CEU)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
SEMINAR 3 – LUNCHEON SEMINAR – CRIMMIGRATION – WHERE TWO SYSTEMS COLLIDE – Rekha Nair, Assistant Federal Public Defender, District of Arizona (.1 CEU)

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SEMINAR 4 – JUST ONE LOOK Mac Fulfer, J.D.  (.3 CEU)

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION AND AWARDS

Sunday, October 8, 2017
7:30 am
RACE SCRIPTORES 5K RUN/WALK

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
SEMINAR 5 –  Software Training (.30 CEU)
Catalyst – Kim Portik
Eclipse – Carrie Hewerdine

TOTAL CEUs:
Saturday – .7
Sunday – .3
Event – 1.0