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02/28/2024

2024 Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon Notice

2024-2025 Slate of Officers and Directors

The 2024 Annual Business Meeting of the Ohio Court Reporters Association will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 12:15 p.m. until 1:45 p.m., at the Cleveland Marriott East, Warrensville Heights, Ohio.  All OCRA members are encouraged to attend the Annual Business Meeting, which will take place during the Saturday Luncheon of the 2024 Annual Conference (preregistration is required).

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02/27/2024

Congratulations to the 2024 Annual Conference early-bird registration winner!

All registrations received on or before February 16 were entered into a drawing to receive a complimentary 2024 Annual Conference registration.  View the full announcement to view the winner's information! Remember: Preregistration closes on March 18. Register now to save money! 1.5 CEUs NCRA approved.

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02/03/2024

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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02/01/2024

Registration is open for the 2024 Annual Conference!

1.5 CEUs NCRA Approved!

The 2024 Annual Conference will be held April 5-7 at the Cleveland Marriott East. Need to book a room? The OCRA room block is available through March 14, 2024, or until sold out. NOTE: The hotel will be sold out this weekend due to the Total Solar Eclipse scheduled to take place on Monday, April 8, in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Once the OCRA room block sells out, we cannot guarantee that additional rooms will be made available to us, so book early and consider sharing a room with a friend or two!

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01/24/2024

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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11/27/2023

2024 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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11/08/2023

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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09/11/2023

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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07/03/2023

In Memory of Dennis Hagestrom

1978-1980 and 1991-1992 Ohio Court Reporters Association President

Dennis Hagestrom, FAPR, RMR (Ret.), born June 12, 1940, passed away on July 3, 2023.

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03/29/2023

2023 Annual Conference Recap: Everything Counts!

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

A successful 2023 Annual Conference was held March 24-26, 2023, at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris. View the recap and highlights of the conference here.

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03/25/2023

2023 New Reporter and Student Scholarship Recipients Honored

$3,000 was awarded at the 2023 Annual Conference

Congratulations to our 2023 scholarship recipients!

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03/25/2020

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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