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The Buckeye Record - Summer 2019 Edition

For a limited time, the Summer 2019 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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SPREAD THE WORD: OCRA Cardinal Foundation offers Intro to Machine Shorthand program in North Canton

FREE 6-week introductory program to begin September 4th in North Canton

Additional statewide programs to be announced for 2019! 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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2019-2020 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. Congratulations to OCRA member Belinda Wolford who was randomly selected to win a $25 Amazon gift card! All who renewed/joined from May 15 through June 15 were eligible to win.

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CALL TO ACTION: OCRA members requested to provide public comments on new Notary Public provisions

The Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act (Ohio Senate Bill 263, 132nd General Assembly) was signed into law by Governor Kasich on December 19, 2018.  The provisions under the Act will become effective on September 20, 2019. Draft Administrative Rules have been released by the Secretary of State and allow for public comments through Wednesday, May 15th.

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2019 Annual Conference Rocks On Into History

Thank you to our conference sponsors, vendors, speakers, and attendees!

The Ohio Court Reporters Association 2019 Annual Conference was held March 22-24, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside in Independence. Find a recap of the highlights of the conference here.

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Governor DeWine recognizes Ohio Court Reporting and Captioning Week

President Terri Sims encourages all Ohio reporters and captioners to share the excitement

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has designated February 9-16 as the 2019 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. Ohio Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Husted have declared Ohio Court Reporting & Captioning Week for February 10-17, 2019. 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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OCRA Events

October 17, 2019

Ohio Association for Court Administration

2019 Fall Conference and Vendor Show and Super Meeting

Columbus, OH

October 24, 2019

Meet and Greet, Hosted by District D

Post and Beam - Parma, OH

March 27-29, 2020

2020 OCRA Annual Conference


Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris, Westerville, OH

April 16-18, 2020

Great Homeschool Conventions

2020 Midwest Homeschool Convention

Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH

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