WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES COURT REPORTERS ASSOCIATION®
Online registration for our Midyear Convention is now open
By Barbara Barnard, President
Spring, thankfully, is just around the corner and what better way to welcome spring than to visit my hometown and a great American city, Chicago. USCRA is visiting Chicago once again for our Midyear Convention. We chose Chicago since it is so easy to get there, and the hotel is just minutes away from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Chicago always has something new up her sleeve to entertain us. Terri Martin and her committee have lined up a varied and interesting group of speakers to educate you. So please join us in Chicago to learn and share with your fellow reporters. Visit our convention page to learn more. 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...