Section J: Position Statements - Subsection 1. Attorney Responsibility for the Court Reporting Fees
POLICY: Attorney Responsibility for the Court Reporting Fees
Adopted: March 2003
Reaffirmed: July 2011
NCRA advocates that attorneys are liable for court reporting fees unless they expressly disclaim liability in advance. This policy conforms with the modified agency rule adopted in the majority of states with respect to court reporter fees that takes into account custom and usage and modern litigation practices in which attorneys, rather than their clients, handle and maintain control over all aspects of litigation, including hiring reporter and other expert services.