The National Court Reporters Association maintains strong ties to a number of organizations.
NCRA is honored to be the national group officially designated by Intersteno to represent the United States.
British Institute of Verbatim Reporters
NCRA is pleased to have an alliance with the British Institute of Verbatim Reporters. BIVR is the leading organization for verbatim reporters in the United Kingdom. The group promotes training and professional skills and has a Code of Ethics by which its members adhere. BIVR members work in many spheres of the law such as the High Court, Crown Courts, tribunals, and inquiries. Members write machine shorthand using Stenograph, a variety of Palantype system machines, or a handwritten Pitman shorthand. Learn More
NCRA, in conjunction with its philanthropic arm, the National Court Reporters Foundation, has established relationships with a number of organizations to help make oral history collections accessible as transcripts, including the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Equal Justice Library at Georgetown University Legal Aid Oral History Project. Learn more
Working for equal access
As the organization that supports live broadcast and CART captioners, NCRA has developed working relationships with organizations that support people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These include:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance:The DHHA is a coalition of 15 organizations representing children and adults with hearing loss. This coalition is engaged in public policy and legislative and regulatory issues related to education, telecommunications, and health care.
Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus:This bipartisan group of Congressmen and staff members is interested in advancing the interests of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. The chairs are Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia and Rep. Mike Thompson of California. The group typically hosts three educational events regarding issues of importance in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.