GSRA Invites You to the 2013 GSRA / GCCRA Fall Seminar

September 28-29, 2013 At The Ridges Resort

The Ridges resort

Join friends and colleagues at the 2013 GSRA / GCCRA Fall Seminar in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia to catch up on industry news, training and networking.

For more information about The Ridges Resort click here

Seminar Highlights

The Casey Anthony Trial Reporters
The court reporters will discuss how they prepared for the trial. Share insights and stories that happened behind the scene, how the role of Chief Judge Perry played in the trial process and how it impacted the reporters. Will discuss the media issues and how they were chosen for the trial.

Search Dog Foundation - Julie Brandau Project
In remembrance of Julie Brandau, Official Reporter, America’s court reporters are providing a vital disaster response resource to the nation by sponsoring the training of rescued canines who ultimately become rescuers. See the canine-handler teams in action. Be a Part of the Search!

How Can I be more Productive?
Join psychologist Kirsten Simmons for an introduction to the productivity ecosystem and have participants take a personality quiz. Discuss an overview of personality types.

Introduction to CART
Session with Heidi Thomas and Caryn Broome - how to become a Certified CART and CAPTIONING Provider

Human Trafficking in Atlanta and Beyond
Camila Wright will discuss Human Trafficking in Georgia and provide case studies of cases that were prosecuted in Georgia. Give a legal overview of human trafficking laws. Help in your understanding of the victims. Red flags that indicate human trafficking. Why victims don’t run and what is being done in Georgia to combat human trafficking.

Court Reporter Current Events
Reporter update from the Board of Court Reporters and Court Reporter Lobbyist Brad Carver.

If You're Around on Friday ....

Feel the stress melt from your shoulders as you hike the beautiful ridges surrounding The Ridges Resort. Join us on Friday afternoon, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, for Hiking and Biking. Please indicate if you would like to participate in this activity when you register.

An optional dinner is avaiable at 6.30 pm on Friday for $35 per person. Tickets available when you register.

Time to Relax Saturday Evening

At the conclusion of the day's instruction, we invite everyone out to the Waterfront Pavilion where we'll be firing up the bonfire pit in preparation for an outdoor country barbeque to kick off a relaxing evening full of fun and camaraderie. We'll first join our Georgia Firm Owners and thank them for their generous contribution to this year's seminar. From there the sunset boat cruise will depart, and passengers are encouraged to take their beverages and hors d'oeuvres from the reception with them. Upon their return, Saturday night dinner will be in full swing with great music playing in the background, and there will be s'mores awaiting you at the firepit.

Dinner is included for those registered for the seminar, and additional tickets for guests can be purchased upon registering. So bring your spouse and kids. There will be plenty to do!


What is new and upcoming for Georgia's Shorthand Reporters? Our highly qualified and professional speakers will give you a better understanding on various subjects that will help better equip you for our demanding profession. We look forward to hearing from Jean Dexter, Nikki Peters, Jan Lopez, Kirsten Simmons, Heidi Thomas, Caryn Broome, Camila Wright, Brad Carver, and Carol Glazier.


Accommodation at The Ridges Resort is no longer available. A;on the peaceful shores of Lake Chatuge in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.

Alternative accomodation is available. Click here for more information

Seminar Registration Fees

I am a 2013 Member of GSRA
Seminar Fee $225
I am not a 2013 Member of GSRA
Seminar Fee
I am a Student $119
Optional Extras
Saturday Guest Dinner tickets $35
Lake Chatuge Boat Excursion (optional) $25

If you are a member of GCCRA please click here to register.

Cancellation Policy

A late registration fee of $20 has been added after September 6, 2013.

Seminar cancellations must be in writing and received by September 6, 2013 for a full refund. After September 6, 2013, a $50 handling fee will be deducted from refund.

No Refunds past September 13, 2013.