March 2015

Job Openings     Convention Information


There is currently an opening for an official court reporter in the Jackson County Missouri Circuit Court. This position is in the Kansas City/Independence, Missouri, area. The position requires certification as a Missouri CCR pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 14, which also allows for a temporary certificate. Go to this link to submit your application:

And keep watching the website for an additional position in Jackson County, Missouri, opening up within the month.

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

MCRA Slate of Officers for the year 2014-2015

President  Sarah Marshall
President Elect  Kathy Foley
Vice President  Brett Harrison
Secretary  Reagan Fiorino
Treasurer  Gail Conaway
Executive Director  Linda Dattilo
Past President Shana Crane

Region I   Renee Bierman
Region II  Rena Tyne
Region III  Tracy Taylor
Region IV  Melissa Hannah
Region V Sheila Irvin


The 2015 MCRA conference is getting closer every day, and this is absolutely positively going to be outstanding weekend from the superstar presenters to the spectacular hotel to the socializing!

Our annual conference will be at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark October 9 – 11, 2015. The Hilton is centrally located in the heart of downtown. Just outside the door is Busch Stadium, home to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Gateway Arch, Mike Shannon’s Steakhouse, the riverfront, and a myriad of other restaurants and attractions. It’s just steps from the newest addition to our downtown area. Ballpark Village, a wonderful arena of sports bars, restaurants, shop, et cetera. The Hilton also is home to one of the most popular bars in St. Louis, the 360 Rooftop Bar, renowned for its 360 degree views of the city skyline, the riverfront, the Arch, and every base in Busch Stadium. The 360 offers a giant outside bar, indoor bars, large TV’s and fire pits.


More details to come in future news blasts, but I strongly suggest that you make your reservations now to ensure that you will have a front row seat for this one! We have a block of rooms set aside under the Missouri Court Reporters Association for $104.00 per night, plus any room taxes that may apply.


our web page address for making reservations is:


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