FCRA - For Those Who Capture the Spoken Word
What is FCRA?
In 1961, FCRA was incorporated to operate as an educational entity for the development of the reporting profession. Since that time, FCRA has taken an active role in both the legislative and regulatory control of the profession. The Association’s growth and success in the maintenance of its high standards and protection of the public interest is paramount and continues to be recognized industry wide.
The FCRA office maintains a complete, full-time professional staff whose business is to administer the affairs of FCRA. It is the central point for data gathering and dissemination of information regarding the industry’s direction and operation and is open each weekday. Because FCRA maintains a full-time office and staff, member inquiries about Florida professional practice and procedures can be handled easily and with confidence.
FCRA Annual Convention
A major event in the Association’s yearly activities is the FCRA Annual Convention. The Annual Convention provides a variety of educational opportunities through carefully planned sessions and workshops meeting NCRA requirements for continuing education credits, a host of relaxing social functions, as well as the general business session and election of officers.
FCRA Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is comprised of 12 members which includes five officers, six directors representing three districts, and the immediate past president. They meet five times a year to conduct the regular business affairs of the Association, and the meetings are open to the general membership.
Legislative Representation in Tallahassee
FCRA’s lobbyist monitors state laws and regulations to keep members informed regarding current legislation affecting the reporting profession, as well as educating members of the legislature on FCRA’s position on issues. Membership in FCRA provides legislative clout to preserve the role of the reporter in the process of maintaining the record. Click here to see the Legislative Update - April/May 2013.
Members receive FCRA Online e-magazine providing educational material, articles on state-of-the-art technology, and other information to keep members up to date on Association activities, as well as alert them to professional issues and challenges as they occur.
Firms seeking experienced reporters and association members looking for new employment opportunities make contact through FCRA’s Placement Committee and Referral Service. Representatives provide information on employment opportunities.
FCRA promotes the profession by acting as liaison between FCRA and the Florida Supreme Court; the Office of the State Court Administrator; the Judicial Council; the Florida Bar Association and other state associations and judicial groups; court reporting schools; and informing the public about the reporter’s role in the judicial system.
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