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    • 6 Oct 2023
    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Hilton Garden Inn - 4975 Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, Utah

    UCRA 2023 FALL SEMINAR - 1.0 CEU

    OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2023

    FRIDAY, 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. | SATURDAY, 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.


    Cost:  $250 UCRA member -- $370 nonmember

    Seminar Registration Link:

    Utah Court Reporters Association - UCRA 2023 FALL SEMINAR (

    Hotel Registration Link:

    Available Rooms - Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport



    5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Check-in and light refreshments
    (Participants will be tracked by signing in with their NCRA number)

    5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Deirdre Rand - UCRA Secretary

    7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - Break

    7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. - Motivational Speaker Jon Osborn 



    8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Check-in and light breakfast

    9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Brian Larsen, MS, DPT, Upper Body Physical Therapist

    10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Mylinda Faircloth, UCRA Director 

    11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. - Break

    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Dr. Erek Winnett, Au.D.

    12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

    1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Debbie Dibble, NCRA Immediate Past President

    2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Break

    2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Mylinda Faircloth, UCRA Director

    4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Break

    4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Vickie Larsen, UCRA President



    *** Secondary PTSD - UCRA Secretary Deirdre Rand 

    Deirdre will share practical applications of mental health and stress management and maintaining professionalism in exigent circumstances.  

    As court reporters, many of us have had to hear stories that will stay with us forever.  This course will allow the participants to share their personal stories of secondary PTSD, including tried and true methods of coping and preserving balanced mental health. This is a mediated course, sharing real-life applications.

    *** “The How” - Motivational Speaker Jon Osborn 

    Often, we are aware of “what” needs to be changed, and even “why,” but are unsure of “how” to do so.  Jon will help us to improve our mental toughness with the use of mental skills.  Jon Osborn is a Cognitive Performance Specialist and a founding member of RJ Performance Group.  Jon teaches unforgettable lessons and techniques to help others be more resilient, in control, and confident, whether on a field or in a boardroom.



    *** Upper Extremity/Postural Problems for Court Reporters - Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapist Brian Larsen, MS, DPT

    Brian will be educating our members on the common upper extremity/postural problems a court reporter may experience while working rigorously in a sedentary profession.  He will teach us how to perform proper stretches and strengthening exercises to help prevent upper extremity/postural problems, as well as how to alleviate pain and effectively treat common muscle and joint problems associated with court reporting.

    *** Who Advocates For You? You Do! - NCRA Immediate Past President Debbie Dibble

    In this session, you will learn what new vulnerabilities are being created by technologies and how best practices by stenographic court reporters can protect our court systems and the rights of citizens. Please come and learn how you can and must advocate for our profession.

    *** Brief Swap - UCRA Director Mylinda Faircloth

    A “brief” is a way to write multi- syllabic or multi-word combinations in one single, time-saving stroke. They are the lifeblood of a court reporter.  The faster you can write, the more easily you can keep up.  Mylinda will lead an interactive session and teach reporters new briefs and brief concepts.

    *** How Hearing Works - Dr. Erek Winnett, Au.D.

    This course will cover a general overview of how hearing works, provide updates on current technology, and offer suggestions on how to protect your hearing.   

    *** Grammar & Punctuation - UCRA Director Mylinda Faircloth

    A transcript is of no value if it’s full of mistakes and is unreadable. Mylinda Faircloth, a 37-year court reporter, who is certified in both Texas and Utah, will lead this informative and interactive session on grammar, punctuation, and word-usage skills.

    *** Legislation, Regulations & Ethics - UCRA President Vickie Larsen

    Vickie will update attendees on applicable Utah laws and rules. 



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