LCRA would like to welcome you to the new Louisiana Court Reporters Association website.
Louisiana court reporters are recognized leaders in their profession because of their determined adherence to the standard set by LCRA (Louisiana Court Reporters Association). LCRA is an organization that educates, protects, and promotes the court reporting profession in Louisiana. In addition, LCRA especially encourages its members to portray the ideals set by the NCRA (National Court Reporters Association), the official standard bearer in the nation.
Formerly named Louisiana Shorthand Reporters Association, LCRA is the oldest professional court reporting organization in the State of Louisiana. Association records indicate that 1955 is the founding date of the organization. Despite some early years' lapses of continuity of the organization, LCRA is still looked on as the States' backbone of the profession, and is the only court reporting association that is the State affiliate of the National Court Reporting Association and the Louisiana Examining Arm of the NCRA, which administers the NCRA exam twice a year for future court reporters.
LCRA EMPLOYS A FULL-TIME LOBBYIST TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE INTERESTS OF COURT REPORTERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
Today LCRA has a membership that is the largest in the Louisiana court reporting profession, and it is still growing, still promoting the profession, still protecting the "integrity of the record," and providing "preservers of the truth."
U.S. District Court, Western District of LA, in New Orleans has a full time position available for a full-time Court Reporter. This position is located in the Lafayette Division of the Western District of Louisiana. Click Here for Details and Contact Information.
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Benefits of Joining the LCRA:
LCRA provides continuing education seminars that are affordable and location friendly to most of our members.
LCRA protects our profession by keeping an eye on legislation that could be detrimental to our careers and we also have helped pass legislation that has benefited the Louisiana court reporter.
We monitor the NCRA certification tests and Louisiana certification test twice a year to court reporting students and certified court reporters who want to upgrade their certifications, i.e., RMR, CRR, et cetera.
Members get discounts to continuing education that is provided by LCRA.
LCRA is a national affiliate of the NCRA and abides by their standards and bylaws. LCRA members are the cream of the crop so to speak.
If you would like to join the LCRA, please use our convenient Online Payment system below ($6 online processing fee added) or CLICK HERE and fill out the complete membership form, print, sign and send along with the appropiate dues to LCRA at the address below. PayPal registrants must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your method of reporting 1) steno writer, 2) voice writer, 3) digital recorder (other)
Louisiana Court Reporters Association
4412 David Drive, Metairie, LA 70003
*All LCRA dues are due on or before June 1, 2014
Our Membership Fiscal Year runs from July 1st through June 30th of the following year
Vincent Borrello, Jr.CCR, RPR - PRESIDENT
Rose Marie DiVincentiRPR, CCR, CRI - PRESIDENT-ELECT
Eve S. KazikRMR, CCR, CRI - VICE PRESIDENT
Raymond SerpasRPR, CCR - SECRETARY
Peter GilbertiCCR - TREASURER
Harold M. Spinner, IIIRPR, CCR - ONE YEAR OFFICIAL DIRECTOR
Melissa LandecheCCR - TWO YEAR OFFICIAL DIRECTOR
Kathy KovacevichRPR, CCR - ONE YEAR FREELANCE DIRECTOR
Sue PetersCCR, RPR - TWO YEAR FREELANCE DIRECTOR
Kay DonnellyCCR - HISTORIAN
Lainey MargavioCCR - IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Our next seminar will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome in New Orleans (see details below).
Classes: Ethics, Court Reporters Round Table (Freelance or Official) and Panel Discussion.
Current C.E. Cycle begins January 1, 2015 and ends December 31, 2016.
Every reporter must obtain 12 CE credits with 4 of the 12 credits consisting of LA CSR Board Ethics and Rules and Regulations every two years. The cycle begins on January 1st of every odd numbered year and ends on December 31st of every even numbered year.
Any certificate holder who is or who becomes age 65 or older during a continuing education cycle is exempt from the requirement of obtaining continuing education credits.
If you would like to attend the LCRA Seminar, please use the REGISTER HERE FOR SEMINAR Button below ($6 online processing fee added) or Print the Registration Form and mail to LCRA to secure your spot. Paypal registrants must email us at email@example.com to indicate 1) which afternoon class you will attend, and 2) what credits you are earning: Louisiana, NCRA national, or other state.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Registration 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Seminar Time: 9:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome
330 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
CLICK HERE FOR PRINT VERSION REGISTRATION FORM
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ACT 593 Public Record Exemptions
La. Code of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for read and sign depositions
Exhibit E & F
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Supreme Court of Louisiana
Louisiana State Legislature
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Title 46: Professional and Occupational Standards Part XXI.
Transcript Guidelines for Official Court Reporters: RS 13:961.2
Certification by officer; custody of deposition; exhibits; copies; notice of availability for inspection or copying; cost of originals and copies of transcripts CCP 1446
Person before whom deposition is taken; contracting prohibition CCP 1434
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