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December Update and News. Also, give and receive the best gift this year!

WANTED: Stentura ink cartridges and used steno machines are needed for 2018's A to Z programs

Give yourself the gift of membership!

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.  Our 2018 membership renewal and membership drive continues through all of 2018.  Please take the time to review the membership materials and renew and/or join OCRA today!  Working together, we can make a difference in our profession!

Your membership keeps on giving!

The OCRA Board of Directors has set high goals and objectives to accomplish in 2018.  But we need your expertise and assistance to make them happen! 

Some of the objectives for 2018 include: 

  • Working with the Ohio Judicial Conference to update the Ohio Revised Code language affecting official court reporters
  • Developing best practice standards regarding e-filing of transcripts in Ohio’s courts
  • Creating professionalism and ethics training presentations for Ohio’s bar associations and paralegal associations
  • Identifying outdated language within Ohio’s Rules of Civil Procedure and seeking avenues to update the language
  • Promoting CART and broadcast captioning awareness to elected officials in Ohio
  • Forming partnerships among deaf and hard of hearing associations in Ohio

What does OCRA need to get started toward our 2018 objectives?  YOU!  We need: 

  • A Supreme Court Liaison
  • Professionalism/Ethics Presentation Task Force Chair and Members
  • e-Filing Best Practice Task Force Chair and Members
  • Captioning Partnerships Task Force Chair and Members
  • A to Z Program Volunteers Statewide 

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Fill out the OCRA Volunteer Form here!

Spread the news:  2 A to Z programs start in January!


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Items needed for A to Z programs! 

The A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand is a program being offered through the OCRA Cardinal Foundation and is being presented entirely by volunteers from within our profession.  And we need your help!

Do you have an older steno machine in the closet collecting dust?  What about ink cartridges, pads of unused paper, paper trays, etc., that you'd be willing to part with?  


Sponsorships and donations are always accepted and appreciated to help support OCRA's programs and initiatives.  Used steno machine donations and/or loans, as well as donations of machine accessories (ribbons, ink, paper, paper trays, etc.), are appreciated and arrangements will be made for delivery/pickup.  Please note that all donations are made to the OCRA Cardinal Foundation; therefore, you will receive a charitable contribution/donation receipt for your tax records. 

Please click here to provide your information or email OCRA at

December Issue Now Available 

2018 Annual Conference registration opens January 1st!



OCRA is dedicated to providing leadership and direction for the court reporting profession - past, present, and future - by offering educational opportunities and promoting technological advancements, quality services, high ethical standards, and fellowship.

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