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Board of Examiners of Court Reporters

The Kansas Board of Examiners of Court Reporters:

  • supervises granting certificates of eligibility for certified court reporters;

  • administers the annual registration;

  • oversees court reporter conduct; and

  • reviews and acts on any complaints made against a certified court reporter. 

Board members serve three-year terms and may serve a total of nine consecutive years, except a member initially appointed to serve an unexpired term may serve an addtional nine consecutive years. 

The board includes judges, practicing attorneys, and court reporters:

Judge Rachel L. Pickering, chair
District judge - Term expires 6-30-2022 

Sharon L. Cahill
Official reporter - Term expires 6-30-2022 

Mary Castaneda 
Managing court reporter - Term expires 6-30-2021

Jennifer Marie Hill
Attorney - Term expires 6-30-2023

Shirla R. McQueen
Attorney - Term expires 6-30-2022 

Jennifer L. Olsen
Official reporter - Term expires 6-30-2021 

Judge Preston A. Pratt
Chief judge - Term expires 6-30-2021

Vesta L. York
Certified reporter - Term expires 6-30-2021 

Melinda G. Young 
Attorney - Term expires 6-30-2023 



Kansas Board of Examiners of Court Reporters
Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Ave. 
Topeka KS 66612


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