JOB OPENINGS IN JACKSON COUNTY & ST. CHARLES — Click on the “Jobs” tab for further information!

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!

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!

WE’VE CHANGED OUR FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT! We’re doing a tour of Boulevard Brewery and then having barbecue catered in to the Boulevard event space. Space is limited so book NOW!
Of course, we’re going to do some fun things! Friday night we will be hosting an exciting social event.
Saturday night will be our Happy Hour and auction! Please come, have fun! If you have an item to donate, please let us know!

Kansas convention will be held in Topeka, Kansas June 9 & 10. For more information:

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

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Click the Image Below to open the NVRA March 2017 Newsletter

NVRA March 2017 Cover


NEW JOB POSTED: 2 Swing positions in Jackson County – KC

Don’t forget to pay your 2017 dues!

Active Professional Member: $105:

Associate Instructor, General or Student Members: $35

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.


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


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

 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 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


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!