A: CRUW (formerly WFSRA) stands for Court Reporters United Washington.
It is an association of freelance court reporters.
A: CRUW, originally known as Shorthand Reporters of Washington, then Freelance Shorthand Reporters Association, then Washington Freelance Shorthand Reporters Association, and now known as
Court Reporters United Washington, 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.
A: CRUW 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. 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
CRUW blog - get answers to questions
A: $75 per year. There is a $25 late-registration fee which comes into effect after the first of the year, though this fee goes away if joining in the second half of the year.
A: Students of court reporting and officials may apply for associate membership, enabling them to enjoy our educational seminars at member rates.