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Ohio's Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is available for self-employed and 1099 filings

The OCRA Board of Directors will continue to keep you updated as we learn more information that will help our members, your families, and your businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Introducing the 2020-2021 Ohio Court Reporters Association Board of Directors

Tammy McGhee, RMR, CRR, CRC, installed as President

The Ohio Court Reporters Association held a Special Meeting on Saturday, May 2, 2020, via Zoom videoconferencing, in order to conduct the election and installation of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors.

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RESCHEDULED: 2020 OCRA Annual Conference

The 2020 Annual Conference has been rescheduled for September 11-13, 2020

The 2020 Annual Conference – OCRA’s Centennial Celebration – was originally scheduled to be held March 27-29 and will now take place September 11-13, 2020, at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris.

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Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted launch Ohio Office of Small Business Relief

The OCRA Board of Directors will continue to keep you updated as we learn more information that will help our members, your families, and your businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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The Buckeye Record - Winter-Spring 2020 Edition

The improved biannual The Buckeye Record is now available! For a limited time, the Spring-Winter 2020 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.Details >

February Highlights: Centennial Celebration Preview

The Ohio Court Reporters Association is 100 years old and it's time to celebrate!  The theme for the President’s Saturday Night Reception is:  “Centennial Celebration-Through the Decades.”

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Governor DeWine recognizes Ohio 2020 Court Reporting and Captioning Week

President Kelly Linkowski encourages all Ohio reporters and captioners to share the excitement

Ohio Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Husted have declared Ohio Court Reporting and Captioning Week February 8-15, 2020. 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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January 2020 OCRA Highlights

2020 is off to a busy - and fantastic start - for OCRA! Highlights include: Ohio Court Reporting and Captioning Week ~ Veterans History Project Partnership ~ District C CEU/Educational Event ~ District D Mardi Gras Meet and Greet ~ 2020 Annual Conference ~ A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

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OCRA Cardinal Foundation offers Intro to Machine Shorthand program in the Cleveland area

FREE 6-week introductory program began February 4th in Cleveland

Additional statewide programs to be announced for 2020! 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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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, Jane Proud, winner of a $50 Amazon gift card. All members who joined/renewed on or before November 15th were entered to win.

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OCRA's 2018 Annual Conference: Navigation Complete

April 13-15, 2018 - Marriott Columbus Northwest, Dublin

The OCRA 2018 Annual Conference was a success! Thank you to all sponsors, speakers, and attendees! Conference recap coming soon

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