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Code of Professional Ethics

A New Mexico certified court reporter shall:

1.  Be fair and impartial toward each participant in all aspects of reported proceedings.

2.  Be alert to situations that are conflicts of interest or that may give the appearance of a conflict of interest.  If a conflict or a potential conflict arises, the CCR shall disclose that conflict or potential conflict.

3.  Guard against not only the fact but the appearance of impropriety.

4.  Preserve the confidentiality and ensure the security of information, oral or written, entrusted to the CCR by any of the parties in a proceeding.

5.  Be truthful and accurate when making public statements or when advertising the CCR's qualifications or the services provided.

6.  Refrain, as an official reporter, from freelance reporting activities that interfere with official duties and obligations.

7.  Determine fees independently, except when established by statute or court order, entering into no unlawful agreements with other reporters on the fees to any user.

8.  Refrain from giving, directly or indirectly, any gift, incentive, reward, or anything of value to attorneys, clients, or their representatives or agents, except for nominal items that do not exceed $25 per transaction and $50 in the aggregate per recipient each year.

9.  Maintain the integrity of the court reporting profession.

10. Abide by the rules governing the recording of judicial proceedings.

(Adopted July 19, 1994 - Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings)

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