FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: WHAT IS WSFRA?
A: WFSRA ("WA-FIZZ-RA") stands for Washington Freelance Shorthand Reporters Association.
It is an association of freelance court reporters.
Q: HOW LONG HAS WSFRA BEEN AROUND?
A: WFSRA, originally known as Shorthand Reporters of Washington, then
Freelance Shorthand Reporters Association, and now known as
Washington Freelance Shorthand Reporters Association (The Education Association) has been in existence since the mid '60s. Unfortunately, we probably can't get any closer to an actual date without holding a seance or two.
Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MEMBER?
A: The WFSRA offers educational opportunities to obtain the 5 mandatory continuing education credits for the State of Washington. Membership also includes a listing in the King County Lawyers’ Directory http://www.djc.com/kcld. An annual banquet and/or picnic are also part of membership, providing opportunities to network and enjoy the company of fellow freelancers. Members in good standing (current on their membership dues AND who have attended our annual 5-CEU seminar) qualify to be RFRs (Registered Freelance Reporters). It's a relatively easy and fun designation to earn.
REASONS TO JOIN:
Advertising in King County Attorneys Directory
RFR Designation (Registered Freelance Reporter)
Annual banquet (free for members)
Annual 5-in-1 CEU seminar - fulfill your WA CCR CEU credits in one day
Summer BBQ (free CEU)
Coffee, Teas, and CEU (free CEU)
Stay in WA State, fulfill .5 of your NCRA RPR CE credits in one day
Overflow lists available - members only
WFSRA blog - get answers to questions
Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A MEMBER?
A: $75 per year.
Q: ARE ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE AND TO WHOM?
A: Students of court reporting and officials may apply for associate membership, enabling them to enjoy our educational seminars at member rates.