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2020-2021 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 has proven itself to be a year of unknowns.  For OCRA, 2020 was slated to be our 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 can be a part of it!

Our original 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to take place March 27-29, and just two weeks shy of gathering in Westerville to network, learn, and spend much-needed time with our OCRA family, some of the unknowns came into our lives affecting each of us professionally and personally.  2020 will forever carry the history of words and phrases such as:  COVID-19, coronavirus, unprecedented, quarantine, social distancing, remote access, Zoom (and Zoom fatigue), unemployment, adapting ... and so many more!

OCRA continues to explore opportunities for our members and our profession, opportunities which allow you to thrive during this unprecedented time.  From seeking legal guidance and an opinion regarding your ability to administer oaths remotely to having an OCRA representative serve on an Ohio Supreme Court advisory group tasked with developing specific recommendations as to how Ohio can safely resume jury trials, OCRA and your colleagues have been hard at work.

Some OCRA memberships are set to expire on June 30, 2020.  We hope you will consider remaining a part of OCRA and renew your membership today.  If you are not a member, please join your association right here in Ohio.  Because we know that many in our profession have experienced a sudden financial hardship, we understand that an OCRA membership may not rank high on your must-pay list.  But we are in this together!  If you are in need of payment options for your 2020-2021 professional membership, email OCRA to make arrangements.

Thank you for your support of OCRA.  Your membership is an investment in your family.  "Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much."  (Helen Keller)  

For your convenience, there are a few options to renew your membership or join OCRA below.

I look forward to seeing you September 11-13 at OCRA's rescheduled* 2020 Annual Conference.  Stay safe!


2020-2021 OCRA President Tammy McGhee

*The 2020 Annual Conference has been rescheduled to take place September 11-13, 2020, at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris and will only take place if it can be done legally and safely.  Your health is our top priority.  Additional information and registration options can be found by clicking here.

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

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!

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