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  • 10 Sep 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • Active member of Board of Directors
  • 2021 Active NMCRA Professional/Participating members
  • Court reporting student (Students will be reimbursed their registration fee if
    sponsorship available.)


September 10, 2022

New Mexico Court Reporters Association

Annual Convention

Albuquerque, New Mexico
(Total Points:  .50 NCRA CEUs/5.0 NM CEs)

Saturday, September 10, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration/Breakfast with the Board/President's Address/Board Nominations.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - "Motivation 1.5" 
 Presenter:  Kristen Anderson, NCRA Board of Directors
 (.15 NCRA CEUs/1.5 NM CEs) 

Motivation 1.5

Motivation is one of the strong components of success, and knowing how to keep yourself inspired is vital to ensuring the health of your career. Learn how to measure the impact motivation has on your business. Also, learn how to rekindle the spark to deliver the best service possible to your clients as well as potential clients.  

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - "SSA - With You Through Life's Journey"
 Presenter: Rhonda Romero, Public Affairs Specialist, NM/Dallas Region.    (.10 NCRA CEUs/1.0 NM CEs) 

SSA - With You Through Life's Journey

Learn basics about Social Security Retirement benefits, along with information on Survivor's Benefits, Spouse's Benefits, and Divorced Spouse's benefits; when is the best time to apply for benefits, and how SSA figures your benefit amount.

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Break

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Business Lunch/Installment of Board of Directors/Officers

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - "Finding and Being a Mentor; Transitions in the Workplace"
Presenter:  Sonya Chavez
(.15 NCRA CEUs/1.5 NM CEs) 

Finding and Being a Mentor

The most successful people HAVE mentors and ARE mentors. Do you have a mentor? How to find one; formalize the relationship; prioritize the relationship. How our mentors can help us be better leaders, better employees, better people.

Transitions in the Workplace

Navigating through a change in career. Working in a male-dominated workforce; how it challenges us; builds up; the unique dimension women bring; we don't have to be like men. Challenges of promoting within your organization; supervising/leading those who were your peers; having hard conversations.

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Break/Dessert Bar 

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - "The Importance of the Record on Appeal"
Presenter:  Judge E. Gerald Baca, New Mexico Court of Appeals. 
(.10 NCRA CEUs/1.0 NM CEs) 

The Importance of the Record on Appeal

Judge Gerald Baca, former Fourth Judicial District Court Judge; he was appointed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to the Court of Appeals in April 2021; his years of experience make him the perfect person to speak on the importance of the Record on Appeal and the crucial role the Court Reporter plays in that regard, as well as addressing disasters that happen when the Record on Appeal is not up to the standard that we all hold true to our hearts!

4:00 p.m. - Happy Hour Social at 12th Street Tavern

For reservations at the nearby Holiday Inn Express & Suites, click the link below. Use Discount Code NMC, or simply call the hotel at 505-842-5000 and press 0 for the front desk. Tell them you wish to reserve rooms for the group "NMCRA 2022 Annual Convention" Group Code: NMC, and they will be happy to assist you.

2022 NMCRA Hotel Booking Link

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