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The Michigan Electronic Court Reporters Association (MECRA) was founded in 1978.  Since then, MECRA has grown to be the largest association in the field of electronic/digital court reporting in the United States.  Certification in the state of Michigan is mandatory and is accomplished through a testing process administered by the Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review.  For more information on testing, call the State Court Administrative Office at (517) 373-9526 or email at

MECRA Membership

Michiganís premier digital/electronic court reporting professional association for over 30 years, MECRA is a nonprofit corporation organized to promote education and certification for professionals engaged in electronic reporting, transcribing, and supportive employment roles, and to promote public awareness of the electronic/digital state-of-the-art reporting industry.

Some of the benefits of becoming a member of MECRA, include:

* Continuing education
* Invaluable career-focused networking and information gathering in cooperation with member forums

* Active participation in the advancement and preservation of the court reporting profession
* Legislative updates and current events
* Conference and seminar opportunities to keep you informed of state-of-the-art technology

* Quarterly newsletter
* Website resources and support

Upcoming Events and Workshops

CER WORKSHOP: The MECRA Workshop is required to be eligible to take the state of Michigan CER examination administered by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO).
The CER workshop typically takes place 30 days prior to the CER examination. Workshop and registrations begins on 4/1/2014.  Registration for the certification testing is separate from the workshop registration.
For information on how to register for the CER examination offered by SCAO, please visit their website at administration/scao/ officesprograms/crr/pages/ default.aspx
2014 Dates to Remember
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. - Board Meeting - Fire Mountain - Lansing, MI
Located:  730 Elmwood Rd., Lansing, MI  48917 - Ph. 517-321-1200
Friday, August 29, 2014 - CER - Day 1 Workshop - Hall of Justice - Lansing, MI
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - CER - Day 2 Workshop - Lansing Community College - Lansing, MI
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Day 1 - MECRA Conference - Mackinaw City, MI
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Day 2 - MECRA Conference - Mackinaw City, MI
Friday, September 19, 2014 - Day 3 (1/2 day) - MECRA Conference - Mackinaw City, MI
Board Meetings are also held via phone conference.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Amanda Dubay (MECRA, Recording Secretary).

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