… For The Record  looking for a freelance reporter

… OA/Administrative Hearing Commission in Jefferson City

… Circuit Reporter for ST. CHARLES

— Click on the “Jobs” tab for further information!

NVRA National Convention in Kansas City, August 2-5, 2017.

Intercontinental Kansas City on the Plaza


NCRA National Convention in Las Vegas, August 10-13, 2017

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas


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  • Offers Continuing Education
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Progress in Motion

Progress Issue July 2016 Making Progress Together

Progress Issue July 2016 Making Progress Together (4.2MB PDF)


Progress in Motion Will Show Trending News & Articles

Our new MOCRA Section: Progress in Motion will be a place where we can share interesting articles and news.

Massachusetts is replacing court reporters with FTR. Read the article here.
NCRA’s Tech Committee rounded up a group of articles that focus on how ‪#‎technology‬ can help the ‪#‎legal‬ industry.

In Memoriam:

Calvin E. Webb, 86, of Chillicothe, formerly of Slater, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at the Baptist Home. Mr. Webb was survived by his wife, Eupha Dell Gillentine, a son, and five daughters including Rena Webb of St. Joseph.

Clara T. Bruno, age 87, mother of Rozann Brancato, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Hospice.

Shirley A. Mueller, age 83, mother of Julie Del Percio, passed away on August 1, 2016.

Richard “Butch” Grigg, of Blue Springs, Mo passed away July 1, 2016. A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Gift of Life Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave., Cloverleaf # 3, Suite 109, Overland Park, KS. 66202. Butch was born May 11, 1945. He was a court reporter in the Jackson County Circuit Court and a freelance court reporter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mera and Earl Grigg, sister, Gwen, brothers, Howard and Stan. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, son, Sean (Carmen), daughter, Meredith, stepson, Josh (Serena)sister, Shirley, 5 grandchildren, and other extended family.

Joyce A. Dattilo (nee Ingersoll), on June 22, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Gus A. Dattilo; loving mother of Linda, Theresa, the late Richard and Jim (Angie) Dattilo; grandmother to Lanie, Casey, and Kendall; dear aunt, sister-in-law, cousin, and friend. No service. Donations can be made in Joyce’s memory to the St. Louis Senior Dog Project, 7488 Rivermont Trail, House Springs, MO 63051.

Reporter Pam Fick of Jefferson City passed away earlier this month. We extend our sympathies to her family and friends.!/Obituary

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MCRA Slate of Officers for the year 2017-2018

President  Brett Harrison
President-Elect Melissa Hannah
Vice President Karen Rottmann
Secretary  Robin Cox
Treasurer  Tracie Brumley
Executive Director  Linda Dattilo
Immediate Past President Kathy Foley

Region I   Rebecca Brewer
Region II  Liebe Stevenson
Region III  Tracy Taylor
Region IV  Connie Langdon
Region V Roberta Feeney


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