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 CtRec-Info@courts.mi.gov
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
|Traverse City is calling our name "AGAIN"|
2013 MECRA Conference
Save the date! September 9 - 11, 2013
Traverse City is in our future by popular demand. Please join us at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort. The board will be putting together a fantastic and educational program for 2013. More information to follow via email and us mail.
For your convenience, we have provided the links to the resort.
See you in T.C.
MECRA Board of Directors
|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 next CER workshop Friday, September 6, 2013 and Saturday, September 7, 2013. Please check back after July 1, 2013 for more information. 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 http://courts.mi.gov/
(Refer to the Education/Workshop tab for more information and to online workshop registration)
2013 EXAM SCHEDULE
|| Application Deadline
Note: Stenotype reporters who have passed the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) exam and stenomask reporters who have passed the Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) exam should call 517-373-9526
to schedule their written CSR/CSMR certification examinations.
2013 Dates to Remember
**Saturday, June 15, 2012 - MECRA Board Meeting
Friday, September 6, 2013 and Saturday, September 7, 2013
CER Workshop, Lansing, MI
September 9 - 11, 2013 - MECRA Conference -
Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, MI -
**The Lexington Lansing Hotel is the former Sheraton at address is:
925 N. Creyts Rd., Lansing, MI
**Meetings are held at Christie's Bistro (Library Room).