Resources

The following organizations are associated with the National Center For State Courts, which (from its website) “… is the organization courts turn to for authoritative knowledge and information, because its efforts are directed by collaborative work with the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, and other associations of judicial leaders.”

  • Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ)
    CCJ provides an opportunity for the highest judicial officers of the states to meet and discuss key matters in the administration of justice, rules and methods of procedure, and the organization and operation of state courts and judicial systems, and to make recommendations and bring about improvements on such matters.
  • The Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA)
    COSCA provides a national forum to assist state court administrators in the development of a more just, effective, and efficient system of justice.
  • Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal (CCJSCA)
    The CCJSCA is a vehicle for consultation on court administration, rules and methods of procedure, and the organization and operation of the state courts of appeal.
  • National Association for Court Management (NACM)
    NACM is committed to improving the administration of justice and promoting the interdependence of court managers and judges.
  • American Judges Association (AJA)
    The AJA strives to promote and improve the effective administration of justice; to maintain the status and independence of the judiciary; to provide a forum for the continuing education of its members and the general public; and for the exchange of new ideas among all judges.
  • Joint Technology Committee (JTC)
    The JTC was established by COSCA, NACM and the NCSC to develop and promote technology standards for the courts; improve court processes and business practices; ensure adequate education and training for court leaders in technology; and collaborate with the justice community and other stakeholders.
  • National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC)
    The NCACC seeks to improve the skills required of those performing the duties of appellate court clerks by educational programs; to promote and improve the contribution of the offices of appellate court clerks; and to maintain facilities for the dissemination of information crucial to the operation and improvement of the offices of appellate court clerks.
  • National Conference of Metropolitan Courts (NCMC)
    The NCMC is dedicated to improving and leading the nation’s urban trial courts.
  • National College of Probate Judges (NCPJ)
    The NCPJ promotes efficient, fair and just judicial administration in the probate courts and provides opportunities for continuing judicial education for probate judges and related personnel.
  • National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE)
    The NASJE is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the justice system through judicial branch education.
  • National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ)
    NAWJ is the nation’s leading voice for women jurists dedicated to preserving judicial independence, ensuring equal justice and access to the courts for women, minorities and other historically disfavored groups, providing judicial education and increasing the numbers and advancement of women judges at all levels.
  • Conference of Court Public Information Officers (CCPIO)
    The CCPIO is the only professional organization dedicated to the role of court public information officers in the United States and worldwide.
  • Judicial Family Institute (JFI)
    The JFI is a national organization dedicated to providing information and education on topics of concern and importance to judicial households and extended family members.
  • National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts (NCREFC)
    The Consortium is committed to encouraging the highest courts of each state to create commissions to examine the treatment accorded minorities in their courts; sharing the collective knowledge of task forces and commissions with courts, law enforcement, and the community; and providing technical assistance and expertise to those interested in racial and ethnic fairness.
  • Court Information Technology Officers Consortium (CITOC)
    CITOC is a national organization that promotes communication and the sharing of experiences among Chief Information and Chief Technology Officers in courts nationwide.
  • Council for Language Access in the Courts
    The Council seeks to inspire and enable its members to promote equal access to justice in courts and tribunals by eliminating language barriers for persons with limited English proficiency.