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  • December 20, 2015 10:46 AM | Anonymous

    Happy Holidays, everyone. TEXDRA has just concluded its first membership drive, which met with great success. The winner of the iPad 4 with Retina display will be announced here and on our Facebook page on Monday, December 21, at 9:00 a.m. If you haven't joined TEXDRA yet, please get involved and join us in our efforts to advocate for Texas freelance reporters. Watch this site for news and updates. There are many more exciting developments to come. It's time for TEXDRA - Join Now!

  • December 05, 2015 7:00 AM | Anonymous

    Happy Friday, everyone. Quick recap of today's Code of Professional Conduct review committee meeting - a two-hour meeting of the committee was held and various discussion was had concerning several of the provisions of the Code of Professional Conduct, but time ran out and there was no substantive discussion on TEXDRA's proposed amendment of the "1/3 rule." Please continue to watch this page for news. If you haven't joined TEXDRA yet, please get involved and join us in our efforts to advocate for Texas freelance reporters. If you join by December 15, you'll be entered in a drawing to win an iPad 4 with Retina display. Join Now!

  • October 26, 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Good Monday morning, folks! For anyone who received the TCRA Rush Notes last week, here's Justice Enoch's response to the "perception" by some that TEXDRA wants to set monetary rates by AMENDING (not "rescinding") the 1/3 rule. Please take the time to educate yourselves. Read more here.

  • October 01, 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The freelance court reporting profession has changed dramatically since 1994. Due to the globalization of the legal profession, our clients find themselves traveling out of state more often. The prohibitive cost of bringing along a local reporter, coupled with the ease of electronic delivery of transcripts, has resulted in Texas court reporting firms necessarily working with out-of-state reporters for coverage, many of whom balk at our low copy rates.

    According to recently collected data, most states have copy rates far in excess of those we are permitted to charge in Texas, which creates an economic disadvantage for the reporting firm when billing Texas attorneys for a job taken outside the state, since most out-of-state reporters charge much more for copies than the referring Texas firm is allowed by law to pass on to their clients. The end result is Texas freelance firms find it almost impossible to find out-of-state court reporters willing to work for our artificially low copy rates, or the Texas-based business must absorb the cost difference in order to comply with this arbitrary and capricious rule.

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