"Advancing. Advocating. Educating." 

The Florida Court Reporters Association (FCRA), a non-profit corporation, exists to advance and perfect the science and art of shorthand verbatim reporting in all its facets, phases, and aspects; and also to foster and maintain the honor and integrity of the court reporting profession while actively serving the public and judicial system of the State of Florida.

Since 1961, the Florida Court Reporters Association has been committed to serving the court reporting industry as well as its greatest asset -- its members. Get involved! You can become involved and engaged in the Florida Court Reporters Association by being a leader in your working environment and community, being excited about the career path you have chosen, and by encouraging others to join and also become involved and engaged in your association, the Florida Court Reporters Association.

FCRA is a 501(c) 6 not-for-profit corporation as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. 

 

 FCRA Position Statement on Remote Online Notarization 

Recently, FCRA has been fielding questions regarding the remote notary and whether reporters can swear witnesses over VTC in light of the recently passed Florida House Bill 409. We feel that all reporters need to be informed on this important issue. When a board member inquired directly to their bonding company whether the Remote Online Notarization (RON) would apply to administration of an oath for sworn testimony, the following advice was given: "Remote Online Notarization can only be used for notarial acts authorized under the first section of Chapter 117 of FL Statute. Depositions are authorized elsewhere in FL law. So, unfortunately, the answer is no, you cannot use RON for depositions." FCRA would encourage all members/reporters that have any further questions regarding this issue to reach out to their individual bonding companies for clarification. In addition, we are sharing the following statement from FCRA's lobbyist, Corinne Mixon:

 

 


Dear FCRA Members:

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I could not be more delighted to announce that for the first time in our history, legislative bills have been filed on FCRA's behalf, in both the Florida House and Florida Senate, calling for the establishment of a mandatory registry for court reporters in Florida. Our Government Relations Committee has been working very closely with our lobbyists, Corinne Mixon and Diana Ferguson from Rutledge Ecenia, and they have been remarkably successful this year... Read More.

The Benefits of Membership

Joining FCRA gives you the opportunity annually to maintain your national and state certifications with sessions and workshops focusing on you and your profession. Your FCRA membership gives you the ability to connect and network with reporters across the state. Whether through our Annual Conference, our informative website, our online magazine, our E-Flashes, or our FPR course, FCRA is committed to the education of all our members.


FCRA is offering $100 off your new membership/renewal if you attend a career fair or perform a steno demonstration. You will also receive .25 CEU credits towards your FPR continuing education cycle. This credit may also be applicable towards your NCRA certifications. Please contact NCRA directly for program rules and eligibility. Required: A photograph of the booth/presentation. Please no photos with faces of minor children. Please contact Schools Committee Chairwoman Sharon Velazco at [email protected] for further details. Put SCHOOL DEMO in the "Subject" line.
 
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