About Washington Court Reporters Association
The mission of the Washington Court Reporters Association (WCRA) is to promote the profession of court reporting. It is the objective of this professional association to maintain a membership base composed of court reporters, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), and captioners whose values are consistent with the ethical standards promulgated by the NCRA Code of Professional Ethics. WCRA represents its members in the state legislature on issues impacting court reporting, CART, and captioning.
All members are encouraged to obtain the highest professional certificates available in the state of Washington and nationally. Additionally, WCRA, through its committees, task forces, and Executive Board offers its members conferences and seminars to keep current with state-of-the-art technology affecting the profession of court reporting.
Save the Date:
Fall Convention September 13-15 Wenatchee, WA Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel.
I hope that all of you have been able to take some time to enjoy the beautiful summer we’ve been having. It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner! Our Fall Convention this year will be in Wenatchee, Washington at the Coast Hotel Wenatchee Convention Center September 13-15. We have a block of rooms reserved for WCRA. When you call to make your reservation, ask for the Washington Court Reporters Association discounted room block to get our special pricing. Registration is open and you can click here to register online. You can click here to register for the convention.
We will be having the Spin the Wheel game Friday night for fun prizes at our opening reception and Court Reporter Trivia again so get ready to compete against your fellow reporters for the acclaimed Trivia Cup Trophy and bragging rights for the next year! We will be selling tickets for the Spin the Wheel game and for raffle items. We will have our Venmo account available again so you can buy tickets from the comfort of your seat or you can bring cash! You can also use our Venmo account to purchase any silent auction items you win! Your donations go to support our association and the work we do for you and we greatly appreciate your generosity and support.
We are going to do our Roundtable Discussion once again but have moved it in the schedule to before our business meeting. We feel it was so educational for everyone it would be beneficial to help you form a vote on any items presented in the Annual Business Meeting. We will be updating you on what your WCRA Board has been doing this past year including our presentation to the WSBA Board of Governors; COPE complaints filed with NCRA; DOL complaints filed by WCRA; digital reporting in Washington state and other topics. We look forward to sharing our plans and ideas with you and will be looking for your feedback on the direction you would like WCRA to go on these important issues and any questions or concerns you have.
Our profession is facing new and serious challenges. Because of WCRA’s strong advocacy in the past, we have laws and rules in place to protect the integrity of the record and to maintain the role of the impartial, certified reporter in doing so. But we can’t just rest on our laurels. We need to strengthen membership in WCRA so we can stand strong together and preserve the career we love and provide ethical, reliable transcripts in the legal community.
If you or anyone you know would like to donate raffle items or a silent auction item, please contact Valerie Seaton at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing all who can make it to Wenatchee. We have wonderful speakers again this fall and hope to make this another fun and educational convention.
Wendy S. Raymond