STATE BOARD OF COURT REPORTING
PUBLIC SESSION MINUTES
MARCH 17, 2008

A regular meeting of the State Board of Court Reporting was held at 124 Halsey Street, Newark, N.J. on the sixth floor, on Monday, March 17, 2008. The meeting was convened in accordance with the schedule filed with the Secretary of State and was conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meeting Act. Chapter 321, P.L. Notice of the meeting was prepared in the office of the Board and mailed out to the Secretary of State., the Attorney General, the Star Ledger, the Record, the Press of Atlantic City, the Asbury Park Press and the Trenton Times. The meeting was called to order at 9:45 A.M. A roll call was taken and the following attendance of Board members was recorded for these minutes:

Marianne Cammarota Present via telephone
Jean Dolan Present
Richard McCormack Absent
Susan Scardilli Present

Also in attendance were: Dianne L. Tamaroglio, Executive Director, State Board of Court Reporting; Ellen Green, Service Support Clerk to the Board and Deputy Attorney General Olga Bradford.

The Board members present, together with Board President Marianne Cammarota, who attended the meeting via the telephone due to illness, voted unanimously on the following matters. These matters were handled in this fashion due to the pressing nature of certain matters as well as the fact that the Board would not meet again until May 12, 2008. The determinations of the Board in the following matters will be placed on the Board's next available agenda for additional ratification.

I. APPROVAL OF PUBLIC SESSION MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 14, 2008

A motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to approve the Public Session Minutes of January 14, 2008 as presented. A vote was taken and the motion was approved unanimously.

II. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REMARKS

No remarks were made by Executive Director Dianne L. Tamaroglio at today’s meeting.

III. BOARD PRESIDENT REMARKS

No remarks were made by Board Chairman Marianne Cammarota at today’s meeting.

IV. OLD BUSINESS

A. Correspondence from John F. Trainor, Inc., Global Court Reporting Services, Inc., William C. O’Brien Associates, Inc., and Jersey Shore Reporting, LLC
Re: Non-Certified Court Reporters

The Board reviewed the correspondence from John F. Trainor, Inc., Global Court Reporting Services, Inc., William C. O’Brien Associates, Inc., and Jersey Shore Reporting, LLC regarding the use of non-certified reporters. The Board will re-visit this matter when the new regulations are approved. In the event that the new regulations are not approved by September 2008 this matter will be discussed at the September 15, 2008 Board meeting.

B. Correspondence from Heywood Waga, CSR, CRR
Re: Woody Waga Seminars

The Board reviewed the Certificate of Completion requested by the Board for the two seminars being presented by Heywood Waga. This was considered informational for the Board deeming no discussion or decision-making.

V. NEW BUSINESS

A. Requesting Continuing Education Approval

1. Certified Court Reporters Association of New Jersey
Re: CCRA-NJ Annual Spring Convention

Board Chairman Marianne Cammarota, Executive Director Dianne Tamaroglio, Secretary/Treasurer Susan Scardilli, and Board Member Jean Dolan, previously approved certain Continuing Education courses and credits offered at the Certified Court Reporter Association’s Annual Spring Convention which will be held on March 28-29, 2008. A motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to ratify the approval of the CCRA-NJ Annual Spring Convention courses. A vote was taken and the motion was approved by a unanimous vote. The approved courses and corresponding credits are as follows:

Who Wants To Be A Court Reporter? 2.0 Credits
Town Hall Meeting 1.0 Credits
Keynote Address 2.0 Credits
Mock CRR 1.5 Credits
The Three R’s 1.5 Credits
BFF, You and Your Scopist 1.5 Credits
Keys to Success 1.5 Credits
Realtime Connection 1.5 Credits
Spring Cleaning Your Dictionary 1.5 Credits
Stenograph: Case CATalyst 1.5 Credits
Advantage Software: Eclipse 1.5 Credits
Procat Software 1.5 Credits
Ethically Speaking 1.5 Credits

2. Marianne A. Cammarota, CCR, CRR, RDR, FAPR
Re: P & C Seminars

Executive Director Dianne Tamaroglio, previously approved the Continuing Education Seminars being presented by Marianne Cammarota, CCR, CRR, RDR FAPR on various Saturdays throughout the year. A motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to ratify the approval of the P & C Seminars. A vote was taken and the motion was approved by a unanimous vote. The approved seminars and corresponding credits are as follows:

Conflict Resolution 101 1.5 Credits
Resolving Your Word Boundary Woes 1.5 Credits
Proofreading Made Easy 1.5 Credits
Ethics For Court Reporters 1.5 Credits
The Appropriate Use of Quotation Marks 1.5 Credits
Realtime Tips and Tricks 1.5 Credits
How To Pass The Certified Realtime Examination 1.5 Credits

3. Jeff Justice
Re: Jeff Justice Seminars

Board Chairman Marianne Cammarota and Executive Director Dianne Tamaroglio previously approved the Continuing Education courses and credits presented by Jeff Justice and Sue McDuffie which will be held on May 17, 2008. A motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to ratify the approval of the Jeff Justice Seminars. A vote was taken and the motion was approved by a unanimous vote. The approved courses and corresponding credits are as follows:

Situational Ethics 4.0 Credits
The Complete Reporter 4.0 Credits

4. National Court Reporters Association
Re: Firm Owners Executive Conference

Board Chairman Marianne Cammarota, Executive Director Dianne Tamaroglio and Secretary/Treasurer Susan Scardilli, previously approved certain Continuing Education courses and credits offered at the National Court Reporters Association’s Firm Owners Executive Conference which was be held on February 3-5, 2008. A motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to ratify the approval of the NCRA’S Firm Owners Executive Conference. A vote was taken and the motion was approved by a unanimous vote. The approved courses and corresponding credits are as follows:

Keynote Presentation 2.0 Credits
High-Impact Marketing on a Low-Impact Budget 1.0 Credit
Information Exchange 2.0 Credits
How to Provide Exceptional Customer Service 2.0 Credits
State of the Art Technology Review 1.5 Credits

5. The School of Court Reporting
Realtime and Speedbuilding Seminar

Board Chairman Marianne Cammarota and Executive Director Dianne Tamaroglio previously approved the Continuing Education courses and credits sent in by The School of Court Reporting for the Realtime and Speedbuilding Seminar. A motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to ratify the approval of the Realtime and Speedbuilding Seminar. A vote was taken and the motion was approved by a unanimous vote. The approved courses and corresponding credits are as follows:

Overcoming the Connection Fears 1.0 Credit
Speed Building at 225-275 wpm of Testimony 1.0 Credit
Vowels/Prefixes and Suffixes 1.0 Credit
Speed Building at 225-275 wpm of Jury Charge 1.0 Credit
Numbers, Times, Names, Alphabets 1.0 Credit
Speed Building at 225-275 wpm Literary 1.0 Credit
Phrases and Briefs and Dictionary Management 1.0 Credit
Speed Building at 200-250 wpm Medical 1.0 Credit

6. Francis Todd Allievi
Re: Court Reporting Seminar

The Board reviewed the seminar material sent in by F. Todd Allievi, Certified Court Reporter, for the Court Reporting Seminar. Upon review, a motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to approve the Court Reporting Seminar. A vote was taken and the motion was passed unanimously. The approved courses and corresponding credits are as follows:

Is That Hyphenated? 1.5 Credits
Technology Seminar 1.5 Credits
Case Catalyst Seminar 2.0 Credits
What Do Attorneys Want? 1.0 Credit
Tax & Financial Planning For Court Reporters 1.0 Credit
Deposition Scenarios 1.0 Credit

7. Lisa DiCioccio, CCR 30XI00113500
Re: Keeping Up With Eclipse Webinar

Board Chairman Marianne Cammarota and Executive Director Dianne Tamaroglio previously approved the Keeping Up With Eclipse Webinar sent in by Lisa DiCioccio. A motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to ratify the approval of the Keeping Up With Eclipse Webinar. A vote was taken and the motion was approved by a unanimous vote. The webinar and corresponding credit is as follows:

Keeping Up With Eclipse 1.0 Credit

8. Stenograph, LLC
Re: Case CATalyst Version 9 Workshops

The Board reviewed the workshop material sent in by Stenograph, LLC for the Case CATalyst Version 9 Workshops. Upon review, a motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to approve the Case CATalyst Version 9 Workshops. A vote was taken and the motion was passed unanimously. The approved courses and corresponding credits are as follows:

Realtime Tips & Tricks 1.5 Credits
Edit Tips & Tricks 1.5 Credits
Easy Include Files 1.5 Credits
Major Timesavers 1.5 Credits
What’s New in Version 9 1.5 Credits
Number Conversion 1.5 Credits
Speaker ID Tips & Tricks 1.5 Credits
Macros & AccelerWriters 1.5 Credits

9. Lisa Dove, CCR 30XI00231400
Re: Continuing Education Credit Request

The Board reviewed the correspondence sent in by Lisa Dove for obtaining Continuing Education Credit by creating transcripts for the Veterans History Project. After careful consideration, the Board would like to express their admiration toward Ms. Dove for being involved in preserving our Nation’s history but unfortunately it is determined that this does not meet the requirements of the continuing education regulation, specifically, N.J.A.C. 13:43-7.3. The Board, however, will be taking into consideration this type of service to be included in future Continuing Education regulations.

10. Christi Argenbright, CCR 30XI00178900
Re: Notary Public Education Course

The Board reviewed the information sent in by Christi Argenbright for an on-line notary public education course to be considered for Continuing Education credit. Upon review the Board is requesting further information from Ms. Argenbright regarding the course description. The Board will also inform Ms. Argenbright of regulation N.J.A.C.13:43-7.4(a)6, which states: "Correspondence, televised, videotaped, teleconference and internet courses: one credit per course with a maximum of five credits per biennial certification period".

11. NCRA Midyear Conference

The Board reviewed the course materials for the National Court Reporters Association’s Midyear Conference. Upon review, a motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to approve certain Continuing Education courses and credits offered at the NCRA’S Midyear Conference A vote was taken and the motion was passed unanimously. The approved courses and corresponding credits are as follows:

Tech Track: The ABC’s of Backing Up 1.5 Credits
Vendor Seminar–ProCAT 1.5 Credits
Pitfalls to Avoid–Everything I Wish I Knew As a Remote Broadcast Captioner 1.5 Credits
Tech Track: Signatures in the Digital Age 1.5 Credits
How to Prepare for Your CART Job 1.5 Credits
Video Techno Phobia 1.5 Credits
Tech Track: Backup Audio Media–This isn’t Bedrock; It’s Reality 1.5 Credits
Wireless Realtime–Why & How 1.5 Credits
Reaching the Boiling Point: Marketing Court Reporter Value vs. Electronic Recording 1.5 Credits
Give Yourself a Raise. Get a Life. Preserve Your Profession 1.5 Credits
Reporters and Electronic Evidence 1.5 Credits
Critical Issues for Freelancers 1.5 Credits
New Discoveries: Made Together 1.5 Credits
Teck Track: Realtime from All Sides 1.5 Credits
Practical Steps to Boost Revenue with Realtime 1.5 Credits
Reporting as a Small Business 1.5 Credits
The Most Important Legal Terms and Medical Words That Reporters Should Know 1.5 Credits
Tech Track: Technogadgets and Sites Galore 1.5 Credits
World Trade Center: The Moussaoui Trial 1.5 Credits
Portrait of a Well-Rounded Realtimer 1.5 Credits
Officials Community of Interest Information Exchange 1.5 Credits
Tech Track: The Multimedia Record, Pt. 1 What Have They Done to My Transcript? 1.5 Credits
Advantage Software 1.5 Credits
A Unique "Look" at Writing Realtime 1.5 Credits
Third Annual Trivia Spelling Vocabulary Challenge Bee 1.5 Credits
Tech Track: The Multimedia Record, Pt. 2 What Are They Doing to My Courtroom? 1.5 Credits
Light Speed Writer Features Update 1.5 Credits
Steno Swap 1.5 Credits
Information Exchange for Firm Owners 1.5 Credits
Meet the Champions 1.5 Credits
Captioners in TV Land..What Actually Goes on Behind the Scenes 1.5 Credits
Wireless Realtime Panel Discussion 1.5 Credits
CaseViewNet with WiFi and Rapid Refresh 1.5 Credits
Punctuating the Transcript 1.5 Credits
Remote CART 1.5 Credits

12. CCRA-NJ Summer Breakout Seminar

The Board reviewed the Certified Court Reporters Association’s course materials for the Summer Breakout Seminar. Upon review, a motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to approve the Summer Breakout Seminar for Continuing Education credit. A vote was taken and the motion was passed unanimously. The approved courses and corresponding credits are as follows:

Stenograph: Case CATalyst 3.0 Credits
Advantage Software: Eclipse 3.0 Credits
Procat Software 3.0 Credits

VI. FOR YOUR INFORMATION

A. Correspondence from Celeste Contino-Rose, RMR
Re: Television Pilot

This was considered informational for the Board deeming no discussion or decision-making.

B. Conformation of Realtime Examination

This was considered informational for the Board deeming no discussion or decision-making.

C. Approval of P.L. 2007 Chapter 307, Assembly, No. 734

This was considered informational for the Board deeming no discussion or decision-making.

D. Approval of P.L. 2007, Chapter 327, Assembly No. 3623

This was considered informational for the Board deeming no discussion or decision-making.

VII. ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Jean Dolan and seconded by Susan Scardilli to adjourn Public Session at 11:20 P.M. and move into Executive Session at 12:35 P.M. A vote was taken and the motion was passed by a unanimous vote. The Board moved into Executive Session to discuss confidential matters.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dianne L. Tamaroglio
Executive Director