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Ethics and Business Practices
Before filing a complaint, please read the following procedures in their entirety. In order to submit your complaint, please complete the complaint form below and send it and any attachments to:
ATTN: COPE Liaison
National Court Reporters Association
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400
Reston, VA 20191-3808
Telephone depositions are a common occurrence for many court reporters - and are perhaps more common than these reporters would like. Some of the problems associated with telephone depositions - not being able to hear the witness, garbled speech, poor phone connection, several participants who all sound alike and don't identify themselves - make an already challenging assignment all the more diffi…
Ethics and Business Practices, Advocacy
Advisory Opinion 17. Using contingent fee arrangements
Can You Swear in a Witness Over the Telephone? [Members]
Advisory Opinion No. 31
Advisory Opinion No. 36
Ethics and Business Practices, Advocacy, Committee
NCRA does not:
Enforce any state’s laws or rules. That is up to the individual state. However, NCRA can and does advocate for new laws at the state and federal levels.
Have a category of membership for firm owners. If an individual NCRA member is a firm owner and NCRA should find that the individual firm owner is engaged in activity that violates the NCRA Code of Professional Ethics,…
Certification of hard copy and electronic transcripts and electronic transmission of transcripts
(No. 19 combined with No. 37 March 2014)
Statement of facts
The purpose of this opinion is to guide members regarding certification of hard copy and electronic transcripts as well as the electronic transmission of transcripts.
Certification of Paper and Electronic Transcripts
THIS PUBLIC ADVISORY OPINION REFLECTS THE STATUS OF THE LAW IN MOST JURISDICTIONS. MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO CONFORM TO THE ACCEPTED PRACTICES SET FORTH IN THIS PUBLIC ADVISORY OPINION TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH PRACTICES ARE CONSISTENT WITH THEIR OWN APPLICABLE STATE AND LOCAL LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS.
In 1993 NCRA adopted as part of its Code of Professional Ethics a policy that prohibits giving excessive gifts to attorneys, clients, witnesses, insurance companies, or other persons or entities associated with the litigation. The original policy set a limit of up to $25 in value per occurrence and $50 in aggregate per person per year. The limit later was set at $100 per recipient per year.