2022 Regional Seminar

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City, Mercer, PA

Registration is now open for PCRA's 2022 Regional Seminar. The agenda, filled with high quality sessions, has been submitted for 0.6 CEU.

The one-day seminar registration fees are:

  • $125 - PCRA member
  • $190 - Non-member
  • $75 - Student

 

Saturday, October 15, 2022 Regional Seminar Schedule

9:00-10:30 am
Working with Interpreters | Presented by Danielle Filip | 0.15 CEU

The session will focus on ASL interpreters in the courtroom – their credentials, working roles, and needs.  The session will permit court reporters to develop a better understanding of the working relationship between the ASL interpreter and the reporter.  ASL interpreters often work in teams for the accuracy of the record, to reduce any fatigue/injury to the interpreter, and to minimize the risks of a potential conflict between the parties.  Danielle will examine this practice fully, as it can confuse the court reporter and other participants in the proceedings who are not clear on the roles of the individual interpreters. Participants in this session will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with an AOPC certified ASL interpreter about their own experiences and will leave with a better understanding of the work they perform in the courtroom and beyond. 

10:30 am-12:00 pm
A Secret National Treasure | Presented by Mike and Tina Toole | 0.15 CEU
Mike and Tina will discuss the history of the North Country National Scenic Trail and its purpose.  This session will focus on the work that the trail maintenance teams perform, the positive health benefits of volunteering, the networking opportunities the trail maintenance teams experience, and work/life balance.  The NCTS partners with the National Park Service to unite individuals, trail groups, and others to enjoy and experience the trail.  There are grants available to support JEDI-focused affinity groups (JEDI - just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive values) to better include those who experience barriers to trails by prioritizing equitable solutions to ensure that all can connect to and care for the trail in a way that is meaningful for them.

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00-2:30 pm
Videographers and Their Role in Legal Proceedings | Presented by Joe Hagan and Raymond Urbash | 0.15 CEU
Mike and Tina will discuss the history of the North Country National Scenic Trail and its purpose.  This session will focus on the work that the trail maintenance teams perform, the positive health benefits of volunteering, the networking opportunities the trail maintenance teams experience, and work/life balance.  The NCTS partners with the National Park Service to unite individuals, trail groups, and others to enjoy and experience the trail.  There are grants available to support JEDI-focused affinity groups (JEDI - just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive values) to better include those who experience barriers to trails by prioritizing equitable solutions to ensure that all can connect to and care for the trail in a way that is meaningful for them.

2:30-4:00 pm
The Self-Defense Mindset | Presented by Sheriff Bruce Rosa and Deputy Sheriff Renee Miller | 0.15 CEU
Sheriff Rosa’s 13-point presentation will teach us how to get into the mindset of protecting ourselves.  Self-defense and self-preservation starts with your frame of mind, recognizing clues that a situation is about to occur, keeping yourself calm, and making quick and safe decisions in critical and dangerous situations.  Bruce has given this presentation for over twenty years to bank employees, teachers, and other organizations, and the tips you learn at this session will help you train your mind and body to recognize and react to possible situations before they happen.

Sheriff Rose will then explain the law in Pennsylvania regarding Concealed Carry Permits, the reasoning behind it, and the procedure to obtain one.  Court Reporters will learn the rules regarding having a concealed carry permit; the rights and obligations a permit holder has; how often you have to renew your permit; and what authority you have (and DON’T have) as a permit holder.

Deputy Miller will then explain how the Protection From Abuse Act affects your right to possess and/or carry a concealed firearm.  Deputy Miller will detail the process the sheriff’s office follows in enforcing the Protection from Abuse Act, and the procedure to follow to get your weapons and/or permit reinstated after you’ve been subject to a PFA.

 

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