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Researchers attending defenders’ conference

Jul. 22-23 | NCSC researchers are joining members of the Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network for the American Council of Chief Defenders Conference in Washington, D.C. The COD Network is a coalition of more than 100 public defender offices and service providers who believe that representation of people charged with crimes is more effective when defenders have a deep engagement with clients and their communities.

NCSC co-sponsoring judicial reform course

Jul. 20-26 | NCSC is co-sponsoring American University's program on judicial reform in Latin America and the U.S. The program aims to give participants an overview of the reforms taking place in the judicial systems of Latin American countries, and is offered in Washington, D.C.

CCJ/COSCA annual meeting under way in W. Va.

Jul. 19-23 | NCSC staff members are attending the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators (CCJ/COSCA) annual meeting in White Sulfur Springs, W. Va.

Judicial Salary Tracker shows uptick

The latest edition of the Judicial Salary Tracker shows the number of states that increased the salaries of judges and state court administrators jumped significantly in 2013 and reveals an upward trend from the lows seen since the onset of the recession.

New brief breaks down happy hour laws

Many states restrict so-called "happy hour" promotions in an attempt to prevent impaired driving and promote public safety. The latest issue by the Traffic Resource Center for Judges analyzes the variance in state happy hour laws from a national perspective.

ATJ offering tech assistance through Sept.

The Center on Court Access to Justice for All (ATJ) is offering free technical assistance through Sept. 2014. Assistance can be used for simplifying and automating court forms, making electronic filing user friendly, creating a self-help center and more.

ICM course focuses on visioning and strategic planning

The course, Visioning & Strategic Planning from the Institute for Court Management (ICM) from August 19-21, provides the tools court leaders and managers need to develop a vision and achieve goals using strategic planning and is based on the National Association for Court Management's Core Competencies.

NAWJ Conference focuses on protecting access to justice

The National Association of Women Judges’ (NAWJ) 36th Annual Conference will convene in San Diego, Calif., October 15-19, 2014, for a multi-day exploration of current topics in access to justice from leading local and national jurists, scholars and experts. This year's theme is Protecting and Advancing Meaningful Access to Justice.

AJA hosting annual conference in Las Vegas

The American Judges Association is hosting its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev., October 5-10, 2014.