IOWA COURT REPORTERS ASSOCIATION


ICRA 2016-2017 COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS

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Advanced Technology

It is the duty of this committee to promote in the community and the reporting profession the benefits of utilizing technology in the reporting profession, and to conduct demonstrations and perform such other functions to meet those goals. 

Membership &
Student Recruitment:

This committee shall consist of a chair and as many Members of the Association that the chair deems necessary tocarry out the goals of the committee.  It is suggested that you have one Member from each judicial district.  This committee is additionally responsible for recruiting of new and delinquent memberships, plus student recruitment activities of ICRA.

Bylaws:

This committee shall consist of three (3) members, one (1) of whom shall be a Past President of the Association.  The committee shall perform the duties assigned in this Constitution and Bylaws for amending and/or reviewing the Constitution and Bylaws each year or upon request by the Board of Directors, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Membership.

REVIEW:
The ICRA Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall review this [ICRA Policies and Procedures] document annually to determine if changes should be proposed to the ICRA Constitution and Bylaws.

Midyear/Convention:

The President shall appoint the chair of this committee to work with the Board and the convention committee to arrange a proper and suitable program of continuing education to be offered to the Membership at the annual meeting of the Association for a designated year.  The chair will select the committee members from the Membership and shall arrange all other activities associated with the annual meeting.

Distinguished Service
Award:

This committee shall consist of three (3) Professional members, one (1) of whom shall be a past Distinguished Service Award recipient or a Past President.  This distinguished service award shall be known as the Roy Voelker Memorial Award for Distinguished Service.  The duty of this committee shall be to seek nominations for and select by a majority vote of the committee a person to be the recipient of the distinguished service award for a designated year.  The committee shall announce its selection at the annual meeting of the Association and present to the recipient a suitable plaque certifying that the person was awarded the Roy Voelker Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to the reporting profession.

Nominating:

This committee shall consist of three (3) Members, two (2) of whom are Professional Members and one (1) of whom is the Immediate Past President.  The Immediate Past President shall be the Chair of the Nominating Committee.  No Member of this committee shall hold elective office in the Association at the time of appointment to this committee, nor may they be nominated for any office while serving on this committee.  The Nominating committee shall be appointed by the President-Elect when the President-Elect appoints other standing committees at the beginning of the term as President.  This committee shall nominate Members for offices to be filled and report the committee’s nominations to the President at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual business meeting.

Professional
Ethics:

This committee shall consist of three (3) members, at least two (2) of whom shall be Professional Members and one (1) of whom shall be a Past President.  The members of this committee shall be appointed to serve for staggering three-year terms.  The committee shall be responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of the Iowa Court Reporters Association’s Code of Professional Ethics and Section 602 of the Code of Iowa, and shall function in accordance with operating rules and procedures that are subject to review and approval by the Board of Directors.

Realtime
Contest:

This committee shall consist of a chair and as many Members of the Association that the chair deems necessary to carry out the goals of the committee.  The duties of this committee include setting the time and place for the contest, advertising the contest, acceptance of applications for the contest, details of the contest in conformity with the established guidelines, and awards to the winner of the contest and successful contestants, which shall be presented at the annual meeting.

Officials
Committee:

This committee shall consist of a chair and as many Members that the chair deems necessary, but not less than one Member from each judicial district.  The main duties of this committee are to apprise the Board of issues and concerns of the official reporting Members and make recommendations for those concerns.

Freelance
Committee:

This committee shall consist of a chair and as many Members that the chair deems necessary.  The main duties of this committee are to apprise the Board of issues and concerns of the freelance reporting members and make recommendations for those concerns.

Pro
Bono:
   
                          
This committee shall consist of a chair and members (reporter volunteers) who are willing to donate their time and talent.  The committee is responsible for receiving pro bono requests and striving to meet those requests.

CART/Captioning:

This committee shall consist of a chair and as many Members that the chair deems necessary.  The main duties of this committee are to apprise the Board of issues and concerns of the captioning and CART provider Members and to make recommendations for those concerns.

Communications:

This committee shall consist of a chair, the President, President-Elect, the chair of each other ICRA committee, the Association Editor, and any additional Members who are willing to donate their time and talent.  The main duties of this committee are to make recommendations and suggestions for the ICRA website and quarterly publication to the Board of Directors.

ICRA
Manual:

This committee shall consist of a chair and members who are willing to donate their time and talent, said members shall include the chair/or designee of the Official Committee, the chair/or designee of the Freelance Committee, two other reporters in Iowa, and the ICRA president.  The main duties of this committee are to update the Iowa Court Reporters Manual as needed. The committee shall submit a report once a year at the annual convention stating (a) they have reviewed the rules; (b) have made changes as listed in the report; and/or (c) found that no updates needed to be made.

ICRA
Manual/EDMS:

This committee shall consist of a chair and members who are willing to donate their time and talent.  The main duties of this committee are to create a section pertaining to issues related to EDMS within the Iowa Court Reporters Manual and to update said section as needed. After the initial creation of this section the committee shall submit a report once a year at the annual convention stating (a) they have reviewed the rules; (b) they have made changes as listed in the report; and/or (c) they have determined that no updates need to be made.  Additionally, this committee shall monitor any and all changes, issues, and rules relating to EDMS and the electronic filing of transcripts and immediately report the same to the ICRA Board.

Veterans
History Project

This committee shall plan and organize the Veterans History Project event held in conjunction with Midyear each fall.

 

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