As a member of ICRA, you help support the organization that works for you and your profession, specifically on Idaho-related issues. ICRA’s strategic plan is to promote Professional Development, Education, Awareness and Outreach, Advocacy, Resources, and Member Value. What benefits are you missing out on by not being a member? Are you losing out on networking and advertising opportunities?
1. Annual Convention:
The profession of court reporting is constantly evolving. To future-proof your career, it is important to remain current with the advancements of technologies affecting the court reporting industry. As a member, you receive a discount to the ICRA conventions, where the convention board members strive to bring important issues to you. Watch for free online training coming soon!
2. Continuing Education Seminars
Exciting, state-of-the-art seminars, held at various locations and online, for your convenience. These provide professional enhancement and CE accreditation for your NCRA status on a wide array of reporting-related topics, including recent changes in the laws which affect you. Meet court reporting's most influential leaders and make contact with vendors who showcase the latest technology. Networking events provide you with the opportunity to meet new people and have some fun!
Members now receive 10% discount when purchasing supplies through Pengad. How much do you spend on supplies each year? If you spend $400 a year, that’s half the cost of membership.
$25 off Translation Tune-Up from Learn to Caption.
Discounts on products from My Realtime Coach
4. Scopist/Proofreader Directory:
You will have access to the online Scopist/Proofreader Directory which includes the credentials and listing of services offered by each scopist/proofreader. The Directory is a valuable tool. As a member in ICRA, you automatically get access to the Scopist/Proofreader Directory, an opportunity that will save you time and help you make more money, therefore paying for your membership.
During the legislative sessions, ICRA keeps members informed regarding issues affecting the court reporting profession.
6. Job Bank:
You will have access to any job postings as they are submitted.
ICRA provides multiple opportunities to be engaged in the advancement of our profession. When you volunteer, it is a win-win situation. The association as a whole benefits, and the member gains a wonderful networking opportunity.
8. Mentoring Program
This program is designed to match up court reporting students with court reporter mentors. The purpose is to encourage, support, guide and nurture the next generation of court reporters through school and during the beginning stages of their new careers. There is no better person for this job than a working reporter who has been through it.
9. Networking Opportunities:
No one understands court reporting issues and stresses better than other court reporters. Getting connected with other court reporters can be one of the best tools to help you and your career.
Keeping members updated via social media and providing another avenue to network with fellow reporters.
The only Idaho publication devoted to officials, freelancers and captioners, this truly invaluable publication keeps you informed on professional trends, technological developments, and legislative and legal issues. Learn what is going on in the reporting community and the latest developments in your profession. This is a quarterly e-newsletter.
12. AND MORE COMING SOON:
ICRA board members have been working and receiving training through NCRA to continue to grow and find ways to benefit its members. If you have any ideas, thoughts, or suggestions, PLEASE feel free to share it with your ICRA board. You can contact us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), our website (www.idahocra.com), via Facebook (Idaho Court Reporters Association).