April  27 – April 29, 2017


InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Executive Committee Meeting, Circuit Representative Meeting – Thursday, April 27, 2017
Board of Directors Meeting – Friday, April 28, 2017
FCRR Examination – Saturday, April 29, 2017

Seminars – Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hotel reservations click here: USCRA Mid Year
Click on Book Now, enter dates and click Search.

Group rate is $139.
Or call 866 856 9717 and reference the group name “USCRA Mid Year Conference.”

The cutoff date to make reservations at the group rate is April 5th.

Discount code: R2Q62

Group Discount Link

Shuttle Instructions
Collect luggage. Check in at the SuperShuttle office located just across from
baggage claim inside of the terminal(s).

You can also download SuperShuttle app to check in, track van, etc.

Or make your reservation by phone by calling reservation center at 1-800-BLUEVAN (258-3826). Same discount code of R2Q62. There is a $3 fee for making a reservation over the phone.

Discount code is good for travel from April 19th – May 8th, 2017.


Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00 PM — Executive Committee/Circuit Representative Meetings

Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM — Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday, April 29, 2017

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM — FCRR Test Administration

SEMINAR 1 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Historical Perspective of Access to Education within the Nations – Jancita Warrington, Haskell Indian Nations University.
Professor Warrington will open our seminar lineup with a historical presentation on the evolution of this unique facility. Historic in time, founded in education and rich in heritage, Haskell Indian Nations University has ascended through the thresholds of time, policy and strife only to persist and prevail as the only academy of its kind. As Tribal Nations fall under the jurisdiction of the federal courts, this seminar will bring another perspective in understanding the work we perform.

SEMINAR 2 – 11:15 AM to 12:15 PMSteno Swap – Part II – Brenda Fauber
Steno Swap is one of our most popular seminars, and we will pick up where Part I in New Orleans left off. Brenda will lead an interactive discussion on the best briefs and brief families for your work in federal court.

SEMINAR 3 – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PMLuncheon Seminar – Shirley Hall
Shirley Hall, CRAG representative, will provide an update on the Work Measurement Study as well as the continued work of the Court Reporters Advisory Group. This talk will give you insight into the figures for 2016 and the activities of the Steering Committee moving forward.

SEMINAR 4 – 2:00 PM to 5:15 PM Software Training for Catalyst and Eclipse Users– Tiffany Wooldridge, Catalyst Trainer, and Jim Kuta, Product Manager; Myles Megee, Eclipse Trainer.

Jim will give an overview of writing to the Cloud. You will learn what it is, how it works, and that CaseViewNet access is not limited to those using Catalyst. Find out how to market this to your court and make tapping into realtime easy for you and seamless for staff. Tiffany will cover all aspects of editing from personal globals and global options, macros, keyboard shortcuts, and Accelerwriters, cycle homophones, contractions, and punctuation, Mistran Minder, Auto Includes, and all the tricks to using Brief-It successfully.

Myles will instruct on special entries to improve translation, helpful tools and tips to improve efficiency, hyperkeys/macros, how to create and use ergonomic work environment(s), explore and incorporate various types of conflicts that can improve your translation, entries to improve your realtime and rough draft quality, common Include/Block Parentheticals, and realtime macros.

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(Schedule subject to change.)