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    • 10/22/2023
    • Lawrence, KS - TBD exact location
    Kansas CCR Practice Exam Details

    In addition to the OJA practice text on September 18th (click here for more about that test), there will be an additional practice test given by KCRA the day before the test at no charge.  The test will be in Lawrence, KS at a location to be determined.

    Anyone doing the practice would need to bring their printer & paper as if they were doing the real test. This should help with nerves on testing day. 

    There is NO CHARGE for this practice test. KCRA is offering this opportunity to support the next generation of court reporters. 

    Please register so we know how many people to expect. 

    • 10/26/2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • 10/28/2023
    • 4:15 PM
    • Johnson County Courthouse, 150 W Santa Fe, Olathe, Kansas

    Kansas Court Reporters Association

    2023 Annual Convention
    Johnson County Courthouse
    Olathe, KS

    October 26, 27 and 28, 2023


    Optional welcome reception on October 26

    Members must LOG IN for registration discounts.

    KCRA appreciates the incredible dedication and contribution that our fall seminar presenters bring to our court reporting profession!  Please join us for a fun event packed with great information.


    Thursday, October 26, 2023

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm       Welcome Reception - The Courtyard by Marriott  (optional)

    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm       Past President's Reception - The Courtyard by Marriott

    Friday, October 27, 2023 

    7:30 am - 8:30 am         (Walk-in Registration)                                                       

    8:30 am  – 10:00 am      Pause First Academy

    10:00 am – 10:30 am    Break and Vendors

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm    Pause First Academy (Supreme Court-mandated session)

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm      Annual Business Luncheon (buffet provided)

    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm        Breakout sessions:

    • KPERS PRESENTATION – Pre-Retirement and Hire to Rehire
    • Pause First Academy – Extended Meditation and Mindfulness

    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm        Break and Vendors

    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm         Courageous Leadership – Living a Life of Influence 

                                            Dan Meers - KC Wolf

    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm         Extra activity – A fun evening at KC Wine Co 


                                            Two drink coupons provided  

                                             Food trucks & add'l beverages/drinks available for purchase

                                             Nicki White will be providing the tunes

                                             Soulful, with a kick of blues                                                

                                             Bus shuttle to and from hotels every hour

    Saturday, October 28, 2023

    8:00 am – 8:30 am        Registration/Breakfast

    8:30 am – 10:00 am      Reporting for the House of Representatives – Traci Mertens

    10:00 am – 10:30 am    Break and Vendors

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm    FBI Dana Kreeger – Domestic Terrorism Investigations

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch provided

    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm        “Two Methods, One Transcript” comparing and contrasting
                                           Steno and Voice – Tori Pittman

    2:30 pm – 2:45 pm        Break and Vendors

    2:45 pm – 4:15 pm        Steno and voice breakout sessions  

    *Schedule subject to change


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    Book your room for Convention 2023.
    Reserve now to get our discounted
    block pricing before all the rooms are booked. 

    We have two hotel options.  Be sure to mention you are with Kansas Court Reporters Association to receive group rate.

    Courtyard by Marriott 

    Call 913-839-4500 or use the following link to book online:  Book your group rate for KS Court Reporters Association        

              Executive Two Queen Beds with sofa bed $149
              Two Queen beds $139
              Single King with sofa bed $129

    (Booking deadline 10/1/2023)

    Hilton Garden Inn 

    913-815-2345, email

              Two queen beds or single kings - $139

    (Booking deadline 9/26/2023)


    If there are any questions, please contact:

    Cindy Isaacsen - convention chair ( or Mary Kay Howe -KCRA Treasurer (

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