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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!

Join OCRA or Renew Your Membership Today!

2020 is a celebratory year.  The Ohio Court Reporters Association was formed in 1920 when Mr. P.H. Howe, a court reporter in Toledo, reached out to the National Shorthand Reporters Association and obtained a list of the Ohio reporters who were members of NSRA at that time.  The rest is history and you are a part of it!

The OCRA Board of Directors has set high goals and objectives to accomplish in 2020.  And we need your expertise and assistance to make them happen! 

Just some of the objectives for 2020 include: 

  • Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the association of court reporters and captioners in Ohio at the 2020 Annual Conference, March 27-29, 2020, at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris
  • Developing best practice guides for all areas of the profession in Ohio
  • 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  • Identifying outdated language within Ohio’s Rules of Civil Procedure and seeking avenues to update the language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
  • Exhibiting and showcasing the profession at various vendor shows, including court (judicial) associations, home school associations, etc.

What does OCRA need to get started toward our 2020 objectives?  YOU!  We need: 

  • Creative minds to increase The Buckeye Record delivery
  • Professionalism/Ethics Presentation Task Force Chair and members
  • Captioning Partnerships Task Force Chair and members
  • A to Z Program Volunteers Statewide 

What's in it for you?  Education!  Information!  Power!  Connections!  And so much more!2020 Membership Renewal

Ready to renew or join right now?  You may either use our secure server online or download a membership application and mail it to the address indicated. 


Are you a first-year reporter or captioner?  Use the online student membership renewal and choose the first-year reporter option for a discounted membership rate just for you!  Email for more information or assistance.


Thank you for your continued support of your association right here at home!

Congratulations, Jane Proud

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