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.
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."
LCRA would like to share a statement that was made on the floor of the US House of Representatives by Congressman Frank Guinta recognizing Court Reporting and Captioning Week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwxqXV6gDJ4
LCRA also thanks Congressman Guinta for supporting the court reporting and captioning professions! Also, you can follow the Congressman on Facebook here as well: https://www.facebook.com/repfrankguinta
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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.
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 application form, print, sign and send along with the appropiate dues to LCRA at the address below. PayPal registrants must email us at email@example.com to indicate your method of reporting 1) steno writer, 2) voice writer, 3) digital recorder (other)
Louisiana Court Reporters Association
P.O. Box 6800
Metairie, LA 70009
* Membership cycle is on a fiscal calendar from 7/1 through 6/30.
Any member three (3) months in arrears for dues shall be suspended from the privileges of membership after due notice has been given him by mail at his last post office address that such action will be taken, but such notice will not constitute a waiver of the dues then owing the association by a member, and such member may be reinstated by the action of the board of directors. An administrative fee of $20 shall be charged for reinstatement of membership.
Rose Marie DiVincentiRPR, CCR, CRI - PRESIDENT
Eve S. KazikRMR, CCR, CRI - PRESIDENT-ELECT
Ray SerpasRPR, CCR - VICE-PRESIDENT
Susan RumsfeldCCR - SECRETARY
Peter GilbertiCCR - TREASURER
Harold M. Spinner, IIIRPR, CCR - ONE YEAR OFFICIAL DIRECTOR
Melissa LandecheCCR - TWO YEAR OFFICIAL DIRECTOR
Lainey MargavioCCR - ONE YEAR FREELANCE DIRECTOR
Kathy KovacevichRPR, CCR - TWO YEAR FREELANCE DIRECTOR
Sue RichardCCR, RPR - HISTORIAN
Vincent Borrello, Jr.CCR, RPR - IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Louisiana Court Reporters Association Seminars for 2016
1. April 30th in Marksville @ the Paragon Hotel (details below)
2. September 10th in Metairie @ the Landmark Hotel (details t/b/a)
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.
To ensure proper registration, PAYPAL registrants MUST use the "Comments to merchant" box or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate: 1) Your full name as listed with the LA. State Board of Examiners of CSR; 2) what credits you are earning: Louisiana, NCRA ID number or other state; 3) which afternoon class you will attend.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Registration 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Seminar Time: 9:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Paragon Hotel and Casino
711 Paragon Place
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
WILLIAM W. BLEVINS, CLERK OF COURT
CAROL L. MICHEL, CHIEF DEPUTY
NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY
POSITION TITLE: OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
POSITION LOCATION: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT #: 16-DSC-05
OPENING DATE: MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED
JOB CLASSIFICATION/GRADE: COURT REPORTER SALARY PLAN, LEVELS 1-5
SALARY RANGE: $75,729 - $90,875 (DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE)
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is seeking qualified applicants for the full‐time permanent positon of Official Court Reporter. More than one position may be filled through this vacancy announcement. Official Court Reporters are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the court and must comply with the requirements of the Judicial Conference of the United States and the Court Reporter Management Plan of this Court.
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