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Through education, promotion, and encouragement, the Oklahoma Court Reporters Association is committed to ensuring the future of the profession of capturing and preserving the spoken word.

Distinguished Reporter Award

  • 2022 Melinda Wall
  • 2021 Michael Weatherly/Gary Woodson
  • 2020 Melissa Atkinson
  • 2019 Marilyn Hodgen
  • 2018 Allison Hall
  • 2017 Michael Bailey
  • 2016 Lori Johnston
  • 2015 Cassy Kerr

Reporter of the Year

  • 2014 ***
  • 2013 ***
  • 2012 ***
  • 2011 Steve Meador
  • 2010 Millie Ballard
  • 2009 ***
  • 2008 ***
  • 2007 Robin Bradshaw
  • 2006 SueLynn Morgan
  • 2005 Frank Peterson
  • 2004 Maynard Peterson
  • 2003 Dorothy Bayless
  • 2002 Jeanne Ring
  • 2001 Ruth Ann Lair
  • ***
  • 1987 Clyde Miller
  • 1986 Judy Fenner
  • ***
  • 1983 Judy Fenner
  • 1982 John Millspaugh
  • 1981 Virginia Boone
  • 1980 Jeannine Pembleton
  • ***
  • 1968 James C. Hickerson

Judge of the Year

  • 2014 ***
  • 2013 ***
  • 2012 ***
  • 2011 Honorable Steven Clark, Tulsa County
  • 2010 ***
  • 2009 Honorable James B. Croy, Oklahoma County
  • 2008 Honorable David A. Barnett, Tillman County
  • 2007 Honorable Keith B. Aycock, Comanche County
  • 2006 Honorable Jack Hammontree, Grant County
  • 2005 Honorable Richard B. Darby, Jackson County
  • 2004 Honorable Ronald G. Franklin, Garfield County
  • 2003 Honorable Ray Dean Linder, WoodsCounty
  • 2002 Honorable Daniel L. Owens, Oklahoma County

Attorney of the Year

  • 2014 ***
  • 2013 ***
  • 2012 ***
  • 2011 ***
  • 2010 Mark Warman
  • 2009 Vicki Ackermann
  • 2008 None nominated
  • 2007 Travis A. Fullerton
  • 2006 None nominated
  • 2005 Walt Haskins
  • 2004 Mike Burrage
  • 2003 Howard K. Berry, III
  • 2002 Larry Dickerson
  • 2001 John Wiggins


Ruth Ann Lair Memorial Scholarship Award

  • 2022 Hannah Meneely
  • 2021 Starla Christman
  • 2020 Beth DeGarmo
  • 2019 Amber Sanders
  • 2018 Heather Garrison

  • 2017  Kimberly Wilkerson

  • 2016 Honora Filip

  • 2015  Liberty Henegar

  • 2014  Jodie Taylor

  • 2013  Angie Shaw

  • 2012  Melissa Conerly

  • 2011  Ericka Fraley

  • 2010  Rebecca Rutledge

  • 2009

  • 2008  Dana Lockwood

  • 2007  Jenae Coop

  • 2006  Jenae Coop


New Reporter Grant  

  • 2021  **none awarded**
  • 2020  Jessyca R. Guerra and Aspen Howard
  • 2019  Tracy Wilkerson and Ann Craft
  • 2018  Victoria Horner

OCRA makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all material published on this site.  If any discrepancy arises between any document published here and the official version of that document, the official version shall govern.


OCRA is proud to be an affiliated state association with NCRA.

OCRA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.      P.O. Box 696  Claremore, OK  74018

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