NCCRA continuing-educational seminars are held every May and November
for court reporting professionals, instructors, and students.


Please join us for our upcoming seminar on Thursday, May 4, 2016, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

.30 CEUs

The Dante Club

2330 Fair Oaks Boulevard

Sacramento, CA 95825

Charlotte Mathias, CSR, RPR, has been a freelance reporter in Northern California for 23 years, covering depositions and court. Charlotte has created a mentor group in Sacramento, which meets every six to eight weeks to discuss writing styles, speed building and court reporting issues. She is eager to share her experience with fellow NCCRA reporters interested in mentoring. With a shortage of court reporters predicted in the future, now is the time to strengthen our profession by giving a helping hand to the court reporters of tomorrow. Join us to learn how you can make a positive difference by becoming a mentor.  Attendees can expect to leave with a clearer picture of what a mentor-mentee relationship entails, the time commitment involved, and how to make the most out of your mentoring group.  Together we can make a difference.

Melanie Edwards has been a deputy sheriff with Sacramento County since May 2016. Prior to becoming a deputy, she was a Children’s Protective Services (CPS) social worker for Sacramento County for over 15 years and worked alongside the Sheriff’s Department as a Forensic  Interview Specialist and as the CPS Liaison with the Child Abuse Bureau.  Melanie obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work, both from Sacramento State University, Sacramento.   As both a deputy and as a CPS social worker, personal safety has been paramount when working within various communities.   Whether in the courtroom or the deposition room, we all know that our profession can have it’s moments of contention and that personal safety has become an important topic in this day and age.  Melanie will demonstrate and present safety measures we can use to protect ourselves in the course of the workday as well as our personal lives.


Registration opens at 5:00 p.m.

Seminar cost includes a dinner buffet served at 5:30 p.m.  

Cocktails are available for purchase!