California Official Court Reporters Association

Event Information

COCRA’s 2018 Fall Seminar
Building the Professional Official Reporter
.6 CEUs

Saturday, September 29th, 2018
San Francisco
SFSU Downtown Campus
835 Market Street

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Building the Professional Official Reporter
.6 CEUs

Spend the day earning .6 CEUs with COCRA participating in our informative seminars designed to help you be the true professional official reporter that you are.

SFSU Downtown Campus
835 Market Street, Sixth Floor

Become a Pro with Adobe Acrobat Pro
.3 CEUs
David Casuto, Adobe Acrobat Pro Trainer

Official Reporters use Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Pro to prepare their PDF transcripts. But have you ever wondered how else these Adobe programs could help you become a true official reporter professional? Join David Casuto, an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) as he guides you beyond the basics of the Adobe programs and PDFs and into a field of Adobe features you may not have been aware of.

David Casuto has over 15 years’ of technology training experience, holds a Master’s Degree in Education/Instructional Technology, and is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI).  David is the Founder and Director of SF Tech Training, Senior Surf Computer Education and Multimedia Memoirs. He also teaches tech classes for UC Berkeley, Stanford, SFSU, UC Santa Cruz, AcademyX, CreativeLive, Synergy School and many other Bay Area institutions. His training emphases are MS Office, Adobe graphic design software, web design, e-learning and videography.

Bargaining Contract Language Like a Pro
.15 CEUs
Gordon F Aiavao, COCRA Past President

Gordon F Aiavao leads this seminar reviewing the best contract language from court reporter contracts from around California. He will highlight examples of what official reporters should be bargaining for in regards to working conditions, realtime differentials, benefits, and salaries.

Dealing with Courtroom Challenges like a Pro
.15 CEUs
Gordon F Aiavao, COCRA Past President

Join us for a group discussion as moderator Gordon F Aiavao and a panel of experienced official reporter professionals discuss some of the challenges that official reporters face on a daily basis in courtrooms all across the state. Participants will be able to ask questions, offer comment and possible solutions, in what should be an informative seminar.

Gordon Aiavao is a current past president of the California Official Court Reporters Association and has served on various COCRA board positions. He is one of the original founding members of COCRA.

Gordon has been a CSR with the state of California since 1995 and has practiced as an official court reporter with the San Francisco Superior Court since 1996.

He also currently sits on the board of the San Francisco Official Court Reporters Association (SFOCRA) as the treasurer. He has been actively involved in labor issues related to official court reporters on a local and state level as the union representative for IFPTE/Local 21.