The name of this organization shall be the United States Court Reporters
ARTICLE II – PURPOSES
The object of the Association, a nonprofit association of official court
reporters appointed under Title 28, Section 753, United States Code, is
to bring together the official reporters in the United States District
Courts for the following purposes:
To assist in encouraging, establishing, and maintaining the proper high
standards of proficiency, professional conduct, and performance of
duties befitting a United States Court Reporter;
To promote the exchange of professional knowledge and information
between the members of the Association and between the members and the
To promote a broader understanding and acceptance of the qualified court
reporter as indispensable in the proper administration of justice in the
United States of America;
To endeavor to secure the enactment of just and equitable laws, and the
promulgation of reasonable and satisfactory rules and regulations
thereunder generally affecting the members of the Association;
To advance the interest and general welfare of the members;
To urge all members to perform their duties in compliance with the
applicable statutes, and the rules and regulations promulgated
To do any and all things that are appropriate in the furtherance of
ARTICLE III – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The governing body of the Association shall be a Board of Directors to
consist of the members elected as provided by the bylaws.
ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS
The officers of the Association shall be President, President-Elect,
Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer to be chosen in the manner and
form provided by the bylaws.
ARTICLE V – MEMBERSHIP
For all purposes of membership in the United States Court Reporters
Association, court reporter shall be defined as one who is skilled in
the art of verbatim reporting of proceedings by the use of shorthand
symbols (manually or by machine) or by stenomask.
A. Eligibility for Membership: Membership in the Association shall be
open to all court reporters who qualify by meeting the requirements of
classes of membership in the manner prescribed by the bylaws.
B. Classes of Members: The membership shall consist of six classes:
Regular Members: Regular membership in the Association shall be open to
all court reporters holding appointments under Title 28, Section 753,
United States Code, and who subscribe to and support the purposes of the
Associate Members: Any court reporter not holding appointment as an
official court reporter under Title 28, Section 753, United States Code,
and who subscribes to and supports the purposes of the Association, may
become a member in the manner prescribed in the bylaws.
Retired Lifetime Members: May be elected members as prescribed in the
Honorary Members: May be elected members as prescribed in the bylaws.
Supporting Members: May become a member in the manner prescribed in the
Student Members: May become a member in the manner prescribed in the
ARTICLE VI – BYLAWS
The Association shall be governed by the provisions of the Constitution
and code of bylaws.
ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS
Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws shall be made as provided in
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