NCRA's Ethics First Program
The Code of Ethics for TCRA adheres to what was adopted by NCRA, and establishes guidelines all reporters should follow in their daily business affairs. In 1993 NCRA adopted a policy that prohibits giving excessive gifts to attorneys, clients, witnesses, insurance companies, or other participants in the legal setting. The policy was established because the Board of Directors felt the practice of providing gifts undermines the integrity of the reporting profession and status of the reporter as a neutral and impartial officer of the court. The opinion has evolved through the years.