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"Are there challenges that lie ahead?  Will we meet them head on?  You bet we will.  And I can assure you that we will stand united, work together, and give it 110 percent, which is what all of us do every day.  It's just how we roll."
      -- NCRA President, Steve Zinone,
          September JCR President's message
We are all familiar with the findings from the 2013-2014 Industry Outlook Report by Ducker Worldwide that predicts there will be a shortage of 5,500 court reporters by 2018.  We know our numbers are dwindling.  We know we need students in schools, and we know we need students graduating from court reporting programs.  Is this challenging?  Yes, it is, but we are court reporters, and we face challenges every day.
​KCRA is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest standards of verbatim reporting, quality services, professional ethics, and advocating continuing education, as well as the utilization of state-of-the-art technology.


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Call for Action:
​The greatest threat currently facing our profession is the shortage of court reporting students.  As a member of our profession, we each have an obligation to do our part in recruiting.  In an effort to combat the issue of student shortages, KCRA is asking its membership to contact local high school guidance counselors -- professionals that steer students into various career paths -- and educate them about court reporting and captioning...

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Letter from the President:
To my fellow members of KCRA,
First I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your president for the next year.   You have elected an incredible board, made up of myself, Lori Byrd, Jennifer Oliver, Jen Olsen, Darcie Cruz, Dani Murray, Madeline Williams, Jessica Howell, Debi Patzner, Paula Keller, Janese Blaylock and Kristin Liska. Our commitment to KCRA is solid, and we want to continue to make KCRA a priority and do what’s best for our membership...