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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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Don't Miss OCRA's Pickleball Party and Social Gathering!

Sunday, September 24, 2023, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Pickleball Plex, located at 694 West Loy Road, Piqua, Ohio, is co-owned by fellow Ohio court reporter Angela (Angie) Dilts. Not only will you have a blast learning and playing pickleball, you will also be supporting one of your own Ohio colleagues!

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The Buckeye Record - Summer 2023 Edition

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

For a limited time, the Summer 2023 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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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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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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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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OCRA Events

September 24, 2023
3:00PM - 6:00PM EST

Pickleball Party and Social Gathering

The Pickleball Plex

Piqua, OH

October 16 - 18, 2023

All Ohio Counselors Conference


The Hyatt Regency Columbus

April 5 - 7, 2024

2024 Annual Conference

Marriott Cleveland East, Warrensville Heights (Beachwood), Ohio

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