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USCRA Convention Info
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MIDYEAR CONVENTION
April 25-27, 2014
Rosemont, IL (Chicago)


Embassy Suites Chicago -
O'Hare/Rosemont


ANNUAL CONVENTION
October 9-12, 2014
FCRR Exam: Saturday, October 11, 2014
St. Petersburg, FL


USCRA Convention News

Benefits of Realtime Reporting Video Released (more...)


IMPORTANT DOCS

CRAG Minutes - Latest

Court Reporters Act, 28 USC Section 753

Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 6: Court Reporting

Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 2: Ethics / Code of Conduct

Congratulations to our NEWEST FCRR Recipients. (more...)

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Federal Judicial Television Network (FJTN)
The FJTN makes available to federal employees educational and informational programs from the Federal Judicial Center and the Administrative Office. There are many programs of special interest to court reporters. Check your monthly FJTN Bulletin for dates and times.

Employer Identification Number
If you've ever wondered how to get an EIN, the Internal Revenue Service's website has the information for you. You will need the Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number and the Instructions for Form SS-4. Consult your tax advisor to find out if an Employer Identification Number is right for you!

Federal Court Clerks Association
Oral History Project Info

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USCRA President's Message


  PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE


March 2014
By Shirley Hall

At the end of December, the Administrative Office sent out its proposed revision of the Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 6 (Court Reporting). Each USCRA officer and Circuit Representative was assigned a section of the revised manual to compare with the present manual. Significant differences were to be listed with suggestions and explanations for further revision or reasons to retain the current wording. Those lists were gathered and are currently being reviewed by our Committee on Legislation and Regulations. They will be formulating a response which will go the Board for review, be ... Read entire President's Message ...



WELCOME TO USCRA

Banding with those engaged in similar activity has been an important part of professionalism through the ages. It has been done to improve skills and occupation, share knowledge and common interests – and, yes, for camaraderie with colleagues.

You have a substantial investment in an exceptional profession, and a lifestyle that depends on the perpetuation of your job. Created in 1945, USCRA is the national representative for the federal court reporting profession. Together, you and we can do what neither can do alone.  Join us today!

Visitors who are interested in pursuing a career in court reporting: USCRA recommends that you consult the very helpful website of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).   Read More...


USCRA – Your Federal Reporting Association


USCRA conducts board meetings and CEU-qualified seminars at its spring MidYear meeting and Annual Convention in autumn. And our quarterly publication, The Circuit Rider, contains articles geared to enhancing your career in the US District Court.

We have several programs to help increase your income. USCRA offers four FCRR testing opportunities per year to obtain realtime certification, recognized by the AO for salary increase. FCRRs may also charge for realtime services. And our yearly Realtime Speed Contest Champion is awarded a cash prize in addition to bragging rights and a beautiful trophy. Other available monetary benefits are announced elsewhere on our website and in The Circuit Rider.

Associate Members. Reporters outside the federal court system may apply for associate membership. All privileges of regular membership obtain, except voting and election rights. more info...

Supporting Members. Those not actively engaged in verbatim reporting, who are interested in the preservation of our profession and not otherwise eligible for membership, may apply as a supporting member. more info...

Student Members. A student certified as being enrolled in a shorthand reporting program may apply as a student member.  more info...




INTERESTED IN COURT REPORTING AS A CAREER?  more info...