State Association Benefits

The following list explains the many benefits and services that are available to state and local reporting associations. Services or benefits that differ for a nonaffiliated association compared to an affiliated association are designated with an asterisk.

 

Representation on National Committee of State Associations (NCSA)*

Each affiliated unit may appoint two delegates and two alternates to NCSA. Each affiliated unit may have no more than two votes on NCSA. In addition, delegates-at-large who represent states that are not affiliated, with a voice but no vote, may be appointed by the President to serve on NCSA. The NCRA Constitution and Bylaws govern these terms.

Participation in NCRA's Directors and Officers professional liability insurance policy*

Affiliated associations are provided with voluntary participation, contingent upon paying an annual premium of $381. All participating affiliate units are covered under a single policy, subject to a limitation of $1,000,000 in coverage per claim and $5,000,000 annual aggregate. The deductible is $2,500 per claim.

Unaffiliated statewide reporting associations can contact Kevin Kelly 703-556-6272 in order to determine if they're eligible to participate in this program.

Listing on NCRA website and publications

A listing on the State Court Reporting Associations section of NCRA's Web site is available to all statewide reporting associations upon request. Affiliated units are clearly distinguished from nonaffiliated units.

State organizations are encouraged to include complete listings of regional, county and other reporting organizations within their state, so new or potential members clicking through the national listings to a state Web site will have access to this information.

Annual meetings of both affiliated and nonaffiliated units may be listed on NCRA's Web site interactive meetings calendar.

JCR advertising

All reporting organizations may advertise in the magazine so long as they adhere to NCRA's Advertising Policy. Discounts are available based on multiple issue commitments.

NCRA may exercise its best judgment to determine who is the most appropriate local individual to work with in response to a public relations need, regardless of that individual's state membership.

Member prospect lists

Prospect lists are shared on a reciprocal basis with all interested reporting organizations.

Invitation to NCRA Leadership Conference and Legislative Boot Camp*

Representatives from all affiliates are invited to attend these events.

Participants not representing an affiliated unit must seek approval from NCRA's Executive Committee in order to attend. All reasonable requests are granted.

State leaders network

This web-based resource center is open to all affiliated associations' leaders.

Access to NCRA staff experts and counsel

Assistance and support is provided to individual members (regardless of state membership) and affiliated groups, primarily via telephone and e-mail, on such issues as association law, lobbying, statistics, publishing, ethics, etc.

NCRA representatives at state conventions

Both affiliated and nonaffiliated groups may request an NCRA representative for a convention; however, all requests cannot always be accommodated.