UCRA 2018 Convention

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Ogden Eccles Conference Center

2415 Washington Boulevard, Room 103

Ogden, Utah

March 9-10, 2018

1.8 CEUs


PARKING – You can park anywhere around The Junction for free, or there is a parking garage connected to the conference center that charges $5/day.

UCRA T-shirts will be available to purchase at the convention for $10.

UCRA is going green!  To save on mailing costs, our communications will be strictly through e-mail (ucra.board@gmail.com), the UCRA website (UTCRA.com), and Facebook (Utah Court Reporters Association).  There are two Facebook pages, one that is no longer active.  Please choose the page with the board members on the cover photo.



1.05 CEUs

8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Julie Donnelly – Joint Pain Clinic, Julstro Method – .4 CEUs

(Part 1)


Eliminate joint pain with easy-to-do self-treatments you can do at home!  Discover how to quickly release the muscles that cause hand/wrist pain and numbness; neck, shoulder, low back, hip, and leg/knee pain; plantar fasciitis; carpal tunnel syndrome; and lots more!  The Julstro Method is a series of easy techniques that have been proven successful by thousands of people worldwide.  Julie Donnelly will work with every person to make sure that you find and learn to self-treat the muscles that are causing you pain.  This is a fun clinic you won’t want to miss!  Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Julie Donnelly – Joint Pain Clinic, Julstro Method – .4 CEUs

(Part 2)

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration and Dinner
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Mark Oleferchik – Stenograph


A presentation on CaseViewNet Browser and how to make it work for you.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ed Johnson from Wisconsin – Humor in the Workplace – .1 CEUs

(Part 1)


Ed will discuss the humorous elements of being a court reporter.  In telling tales from school, freelancing, being a state official and legislative reporter, Ed helps the attendees view difficult employment situations through a different mind-set, and find humor and stress relief in their work life.

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Break
7:15 pm – 8:45 pm Ed Johnson from Wisconsin – Reporting on Capitol Hill:  Witnessing History in the Making – .15 CEUs

(Part 2)


What is it like to be an Official Reporter to the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.?   What does the job entail and what training is required?  How does one get a job reporting for Congress?    How do you handle 435 different speaker identifications?  Ed Johnson, Deputy Chief Reporter, will share the answers to these and other questions as he relates his personal experiences as an Official Reporter for Congress.  Attendees will also learn some of the history of making the record in the House of Representatives and the Office of Official Reporters.





.75 CEUs

“Safety Saturday”

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am Microsoft – Patrick Mendez – .15 CEUs


A valuable presentation on cyber security, backing up files, and protecting yourself against viruses.

9:30 am – 9:45 am Break
9:45 am – 11:15 am Lt. Craig Hicken,  Lt. Troy Mccombe, Michael Christenson – Active Shooter Training – .15 CEUs


Come and be instructed by three professional investigators with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office on what to do if you are ever caught in an active shooter situation.  In this day and age of terror and tumult, you never know when you may find yourself in the unenviable position of running for your life or needing to stop and give first aid to a loved one.  We all hope this never happens to us, but it never hurts to be a little more prepared for the unexpected.  This will be an amazing use of your time and we think you will be rewarded for being present.

11:15 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Anne Bowline, NCRA Representative – .15 CEUs


Along with an NCRA Update, Anne will be giving us a presentation on technology. Today’s new technology is yesterday’s news.  Staying at the top of your game is vital to your success in the court reporting and captioning arenas.  We will explore the impact technology has had on our profession and the importance of staying current with new technology to ensure that you support the services you provide to your clients.  An overview of some of the latest in hardware and software products.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch and Business Meeting
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Bailey Dunford – Self-Defense – .15 CEUs

(Part 1)

Bailey Dunford served in the Navy in 1964-1970.  He was assigned to work on submarines.  He also had special self-defense training and several special assignments that he cannot disclose to this day.  He has been teaching self-defense classes to civilians, especially young women, since 1970.  Since that time, he has taught, on average, five classes per year on, particularly, rape defense.  Bailey stresses the importance of women having and aggressive or confident attitude with a would-be attacker as a first line of defense.  If that doesn’t deter the attacker, Bailey instructs women how to cause bodily harm or even take the life of the attacker, if necessary, for self-defense and preservation of your own life.  This class promises to be instructive and very interesting.

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm Bailey Dunford – Self-Defense – .15 CEUs

(Part 2)


2018 Member Pricing:

Both Days – $400 (1.8 CEUs)
Julie Donnelly Friday Clinic Only – $150 (.80 CEUs)
Friday Evening Only – $100 (.25 CEUs)
Saturday Only – $200 (.75 CEUs)
Friday Evening & Saturday – $250 (1.05 CEUs)

Nonmember Pricing:

Both Days – $520 (1.8 CEUs)
Julie Donnelly Friday Clinic Only – $150 (.80 CEUs)
Julie Donnelly Friday Afternoon Clinic Only (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) – $75 (.80 CEUs)
Friday Evening Only – $220 (.25 CEUs)
Saturday Only – $320 (.75 CEUs)
Friday Evening & Saturday – $370 (1.05 CEUs)

Retired Associate/Student Pricing:

Both Days – $75


Special thanks to the local court reporting firms for their sponsorship

CitiCourt  *  DepomaxMerit

 Q&A Reporting  *  Advanced Reporting Solutions

Special thanks to Mark Oleferchik   and Stenograph  for their continued

support of the Utah Court Reporters Association!

See you all in March!




UCRA Board