Convention Agenda

 2018 MTCRA Convention

MAY 4, 5, and 6, 2018

Missoula, MT

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Missoula/Edgewater, MT - Hotel exterior



Double Tree by Hilton Edgewater

200 West Broadway Missoula, MT 59802

$95 a night

Reserve by April 14, 2018



(Subject to change.)

Montana Court Reporters Association

2018 Annual Convention



Friday, May 4

4:00 to 6:00           State of Montana Crime Lab – Emily Wemlinger

On-site presentation and tour of the crime lab, and receive common vocabulary used by lab witnesses when providing testimony.

6:15 to 8:00           Finn & Poter – Informal Meet & Greet, Pre-registration


Saturday, May 5

8:00 to 9:30           Cellular Tracking Data – Mike Fegely with Zetx

Demonstration, using real case examples, on tracking criminal activity with the use of cell tower data to pinpoint locations

9:30 to 9:45           Break


9:45 to 11:45         Healthy Boundaries and Advocacy –

Christina Yoshimura – U of M Psychology Department


Setting healthy boundaries and self-advocacy in a complex arena of judges, layers, and administrators.  Learn how to approach and problem-solve situations by watching social cues and applying techniques gained during this session

11:45 to 1:30                   Break, Lunch, and Business Meeting

1:30 to 3:00           The Art of Backing up – Antony Jo — U of M IT Department

Learn the basics to backing up, what cloud providers are commonly relied on in the IT industry, and troubleshooting common problems, followed by Q&A session

3:00 to 3:15           Break


3:15 to 4:30           NCRA Representative — (TBA)


4:30 – 5:00            NCRA Representative Update


6:00 to 8:00           Finn & Porter – Dinner

Sunday, May 6

8:00 to 11:15          Secondary Trauma Training –  Andrew Lau, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer

                             What is Secondary Trauma, what happens when traumatic material enters the system in an auditory manner, how the court reporter can ward off impact, and strategies to help identify secondary trauma when it has crossed the boundary into the personal world