Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m., location TBA.
Check Facebook group if not listed on Web site.
Rules for CE credit.
1. Cameras must be on. Blackout screens and profile pictures are unacceptable.
2. Participants cannot be more than
15 minutes late after the CE session has started. Anyone who joins after the
15-minute grace period will not be eligible for CE credit.
3. Participants who wish to obtain CE credit must stay for the entire session.
Thursday June 9, 2o2o, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Please join us for our June 9, 2020 meeting, which will be held via Zoom from 6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. There will be a Zoom meeting invitation sent to your email address later with the log-in info to join the Zoom meeting.
Our Speaker for June 11th will be Pam Coder. CE credit is pending approval from the JBCC for Ms. Coder's session. Once approved, this session will be good for 1.5 CE credits. You MUST be a BCCRA member to receive credit, and the cost will be $15 for each speaker. Further details for payment to obtain CE credit will be sent to you after June's Meeting.
Topic: WHAT COURT REPORTING HAS TAUGHT ME: ONE REPORTER’S JOURNEY THROUGH REPORTING
How important networking is in this career.
How important is your word in this field.
The word “no” and how and when to use it.
Work/life balance – are you working because you love
reporting or to hide from YOUR life.
Real talk from a real recovering workaholic reporter
Differences between freelancing and officialship
Pam Gwin Coder
Pam Gwin Coder is a 1993 graduate of Alvin Community College. Pam began her
career in reporting as a freelance reporter in March of 1994 writing a multitude of
different types of cases. Pam began mentoring reporting students in 2003. Upon the
urging of some of those students, she wrote a book entitled Transitioning from Student
to Professional Court Reporter to better help the students navigate the freelance world
of reporting. Since 2011, Pam has been the featured ethics presenter for Jeff Justice
seminars for court reporters, and has ventured into more seminars in the past five years
provides continuing education for her peers. In October of 2012, seeing a need for a
night school in Houston, Pam and several partners started The Realtime Academy of
Court Reporting, “RACR” for short, which closed in December of 2015. Pam is a
member of the Texas Court Reporters Association, Houston Court Reporters Association
and Harris County Official Court Reporters Association. She became a civil official in
January of 2019 and a county criminal official in November of 2019. She completed the
Realtime Systems Administrator certification and the Certified Reporting Instructor
certifications with NCRA. She is also a trainer for ProCAT software. She continues to
be active in the court reporting community.
Upcoming Thursday meetings:
*September and October speakers to be announced.