APRIL 22-23, 2017 Convention In KC!


Mark your calendars to join us in Kansas City at the beautiful Sorella Hotel on the Country Club Plaza!

Book your rooms now! Go to www.hotelsorella-countryclubplaza.com to book your hotel room!

Enter your arrival and department dates. Under “Promotional” Select: “Group/Block.” Enter your group code:1704MISSOU

Price is $149 per night. Parking is free!

OR: Call 866-842-0100 under the Missouri Court Reporter’s Association.

Convention Registration:

Click here for the form! (Word / PDF)

Click here to pay! (total all your options yourself and enter your own amount)

Convention Speakers!

Region II is very excited to present Marcia Patrisso, the court reporter who took the Boston Marathon Bombing trial. She will be speaking to us on Saturday morning!
Chuck Motter will teaching us technology!
Saturday afternoon we will be hearing from Sean O’Brien with the Innocence Project.
Bob Ramsey will present on getting the murder conviction of Mark Woodworth overturned.
Mark Woodworth was twice convicted in the murder of Cathy Robertson and the assault of her surviving husband, Lyndel Robertson. After a deeper look into the cases Woodworth stood trial in, the Missouri Supreme Court found reason to vacate him of the crimes, based on purely circumstantial evidence and no solid, fact driven data.

Sunday morning we will be having the CRR exam! Then there will be software vendors presenting. So come and learn more about your Eclipse, Case Catalyst and Dragon! If you have a different software, let us know! We can still find room — just let us know who to invite to speak!

Social Events!
Of course, we’re going to do some fun things! Friday night we will be hosting an exciting social event. We’re looking at doing an escape room. Haven’t seen one? Here’s a link! www.escaperoomkc.com
Saturday night will be our Happy Hour and auction! Please come, have fun! If you have an item to donate, please let us know!

There are several new job postings! Please go to the “Jobs” tab to view the full listing.
Current Openings: 13th Judicial Circuit: Boone and Callaway Counties
29th Judicial Circuit: Jasper County
38th Judicial Circuit: Christian County
43rd Judicial Circuit: Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb and Livingston Counties
46th Judicial Circuit: Taney County


Sweeping through some of the cobwebs on the site — if you’re trying to register and have any problems, please let us know! Send an e-mail to mocra.org@gmail.com


Don’t forget to pay your MCRA Dues!  It’s so easy to do! 

            Click on “Membership” Tab.  Click on “Renew Membership.”

            Fill out the form and mail in a check. 

If you’re not a member or you’re wondering what your dues go for here are some highlights of what MCRA provides for its members.

  • Offers Continuing Education
  • Provides legislative monitoring and oversight
  • Stays on top of court news and new rules
  • Provides a website with job postings, news, conference information, and the ability to pay dues and registrations through PayPal
  • MCRA employs a full-time legislative representative who looks after our interests in the legislature, at OSCA, and in the courts.

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. http://www.telegram.com/article/20160724/NEWS/160729527
NCRA’s Tech Committee rounded up a group of articles that focus on how ‪#‎technology‬ can help the ‪#‎legal‬ industry. http://ow.ly/HP6p3015Hn0

In Memoriam:

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. http://www.millardfamilychapels.com/obituaries/Pamela-Fick/#!/Obituary

 Welcome to the MCRA website!

Welcome to the NEW Missouri Court Reporters Association web page.  If you’re a member click here for directions on how to sign in and create your password! If you’re not, click here for a new member application!

Once you enter the exciting new website, as a member, you will be able to see Progress, policies and procedures, updated legislative information, financials, committee listings, and other member benefits!

We also love to hear from you, so if you have any comments,. concerned or compliments that you’d like to offer. please e-mail us at mocra.org@gmail.com

MCRA Slate of Officers for the year 2016-2017

President  Kathy Foley
President-Elect Brett Harrison
Vice President Melissa Hannah
Secretary  Robin Cox
Treasurer  Gail Conaway
Executive Director  Linda Dattilo
Past President Sarah Marshall

Region I   Karen Rottman
Region II  Julie Ragsdale
Region III  Tracy Taylor
Region IV  Melissa Hannah
Region V Sheila Irvin


Notice: For all those members that have paid their dues for the 2015 year, you have been or soon will be receiving an e-mail with your user name and password so that you can now access the private side and will be able to see financial reports and other member-only items.  Once you are signed in, you can change your user name and password!  If you are paying your dues online, you can register online and create your own user name and password!

Thinking about a career as a court reporter? Click on the image below and see what “real” court reporters have to say!