NCRA Board discusses plans for recruitment, education changes

NCRA’s Board of Directors met from March 1 to 2, in Arlington, Va., to review committee reports and discuss new business. The board reviewed several suggestions that would increase recruitment of members into NCRA, including expanding the current reinstatement policy, as well as a few concepts that were put in place to target student court reporters as members. In addition, the board reviewed the plans for the 2015 Sourcebook; their comments are to be incorporated into the issue, which will be released in August.

On the education front, the board considered whether to change the eligibility for CRRs and asked staff to research several topics—from online testing to certification of NCRA’s education program—and bring back more information for the board’s review.

There were a few proposed revisions of committee documents. The Committee on Professional Ethics proposed several changes to its Advisory Opinions 19, 23 through 32, and 37, which the board approved. The revisions will be published in the near future on the NCRA website and in the JCR. Proposed amendments from the Constitution & Bylaws Committee will be brought forward for the membership to vote on during the Annual Business Meeting on the morning of Thur., July 31, as part of the NCRA Annual Convention & Expo. These amendments will also be published in an upcoming issue of the JCR.

More information about the Board Meeting will be available in upcoming issues of the JCR.