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2024-2025 OCRA Membership Renewal Notice and Membership Drive

What's in it for you? Education! Information! Power! Connections! And so much more!

OCRA values each member and strives to provide benefits and professional resources to help you in each step of your court reporting and captioning career. But we need you to make that happen!

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The Buckeye Record Needs You!

Do you have an interest in writing? The Buckeye Record needs you! Please email OCRA with your submissions and ideas before June 1, 2024.

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2024 Annual Conference Recap: Between the Shadows

Thank you to our attendees, presenters, vendors, sponsors, and supporters!

A successful 2024 Annual Conference was held April 5-7, 2024, at the Cleveland Marriott East. View the recap and highlights of the conference here.

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Governor DeWine Recognizes Ohio 2024 Court Reporting and Captioning Week

President Susan Coots encourages all Ohio reporters and captioners to share the excitement

Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Husted have declared Ohio Court Reporting and Captioning Week February 3-10, 2024. The week-long event will highlight the many aspects of court reporting and captioning that make it a viable profession, including good salaries, flexibility, interesting venues, and the increasing demand for more reporters and captioners to meet the growing number of employment opportunities available in the field.

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The Buckeye Record - Winter 2024 Edition

The latest issue of the The Buckeye Record is now available!

For a limited time, the Winter 2024 edition of The Buckeye Record is available without logging in. Nonmembers: Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity to see what your OCRA is doing for all of Ohio's reporters and captioners.

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OCRA and NCRA Respond to Artificial Intelligence

NCRA created a position statement on the dangers of using artificial intelligence (AI) in legal proceedings. NCRA encourages all state associations, as well as the general membership, to share this statement with their state and local bar associations, attorneys, and any other parties they feel may be unaware of and impacted by the challenges and problems of having AI handling legal and other binding proceedings.

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OCRA Cardinal Foundation to offer remote Intro to Machine Shorthand program

FREE 6-to-8-week introductory program beginning soon!

Looking for a new career? Imagine a career with a ringside seat to all the action! We are called court reporters, stenographers, captioners, speed-texters, realtime communication specialists...the possibilities are endless!

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Legal guidance and direction on remote oaths/remote depositions

A great benefit to our stenographic skills is the ability to use them nearly anywhere, including from the comfort of our home or office.  The OCRA Board of Directors has been working hard for you to confirm that remotely swearing in a deponent while reporting depositions via video or telephone conference is permitted in the state of Ohio.

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