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LOUISIANA COURT REPORTERS ASSOCIATION

ABOUT LCRA

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."


JOB LISTING

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA, in New Orleans has a full time position available for a Real-Time Certified Court Reporter. See details at www.laed.uscourts.gov. Submit Form AO 78, detailed resume, cover letter and required docs to HRAdmin@laed.uscourts.gov

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"The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom." - Aristotle -

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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 lcraboard@lcraboard.com 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
Phone: 504-458-2791

*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

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." - John F. Kennedy -

BOARD MEMBERS

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Vincent Borrello, Jr.

CCR, RPR - PRESIDENT Vincent has been an official and freelance court reporter since 1991, providing court and deposition realtime services. He is the President of Vincent P. Borrello, Jr. & Associates, Inc.

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Rose Marie DiVincenti

RPR, CCR, CRI - PRESIDENT-ELECT Rose Marie has been an official court reporter since 1980, and preceding that she was a freelance court reporter. Rosie has worked for the Supreme Court for 33 years

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Eve S. Kazik

RMR, CCR, CRI - VICE PRESIDENT Eve has been an official and freelance court reporter since 1986, providing realtime and CART services. She taught court reporting at Delgado Community College from 1986

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Raymond Serpas

RPR, CCR - SECRETARY Ray has been a freelance court reporter since obtaining national certification in 1999. He currently owns and operates Serpas Court Reporting, LLC.


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Peter Gilberti

CCR - TREASURER Peter has been an official and freelance court reporter since 1981. He has also instructed court reporting at Verbatim Academy of Court of Reporting from 1990 to 2010.

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Harold M. Spinner, III

RPR, CCR - ONE YEAR OFFICIAL DIRECTOR Harold has been an official and freelance court reporter since 1999, and has provided realtime for firms and the hearing-impaired community.


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Melissa Landeche

CCR - TWO YEAR OFFICIAL DIRECTOR Melissa graduated from Verbatim Academy of Court Reporting in 2000. She has been a freelance reporter since 2000 and is now an Official Court Reporter

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Kathy Kovacevich

RPR, CCR - ONE YEAR FREELANCE DIRECTOR Kathy worked in television in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets for several years before becoming a court reporter in 2002.


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Sue Peters

CCR, RPR - TWO YEAR FREELANCE DIRECTOR Susan Peters has been a court reporter since 1998. In addition to her Louisiana certificate, Sue has obtained certification with the National Court Reporters Association

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Kay Donnelly

CCR - HISTORIAN Upon completing the Delgado Community College court reporting program in 1983, Kay began her career as a freelance reporter. Since then she has been a participating member in both...

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Lainey Margavio

CCR - IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Lainey became a certified stenotype reporter in 1999. As a freelance reporter, she has reported a variety of depositions and hearings utilizing her realtime capabilities.

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"Ignorance of the law is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the laws to which he is subject." - THOMAS HOBBES -

LCRA SEMINARS

Our next seminar will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Paragon Hotel and Casino in Marksville (see details below).

Classes: Ethics, ProCat or Eclipse software training; Court Reporters Round Table and Panel Discussion.

Current C.E. Cycle begins January 1, 2013 and ends December 31, 2014.

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 lcraboard@lcraboard.com to indicate 1) which afternoon class you will attend, and 2) what credits you are earning: Louisiana, NCRA national, or other state.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Registration 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Seminar Time: 9:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Paragon Hotel and Casino
711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA 71351
(318) 240-1078


CLICK HERE FOR PRINT VERSION REGISTRATION FORM

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA