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."
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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 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
1913 North Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, LA 70001
*All LCRA dues are due on June 1, 2015, 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.
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 Terry RichardCCR, RPR - TWO YEAR FREELANCE DIRECTOR
Susie RumsfeldCCR - HISTORIAN
Lainey MargavioCCR - IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Our next seminar will be announced when available.
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.