In an effort to bolster membership in the National Court Reporters Association, the organization is considering expanding its reinstatement policy and increasing the number of student court reporter members, according to the Journal of Court Reporting.
The NCRA Board of Directors reviewed those suggestions, among others, during its meeting March 1 and 2 in Arlington, Va.
The board considered changing eligibility requirements for certified real-time reporters and asked NCRA staff to research ways online testing and certification of NCRA’s education program might factor into the changes.
In addition, the board reviewed plans for the 2015 Sourcebook and the board’s comments will be incorporated into the issue, which will be released in August. Also, the NCRA Committee on Professional Ethics proposed several changes to its advisory opinions 19, 23-32, and 37, which the board approved. The revisions will be published on the NCRA website and in the JCR.