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Delaware Courts launch efforts to improve, standardize and streamline Problem-Solving Courts

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) will be a partner with the Delaware Courts as a part of the 36-month project to establish best practices and develop tools to allow individual courts to assess their compliance with the new standards. The information generated by this program should help develop baseline information for further efforts to improve the functioning of these courts and provide a standard for other court systems to use in the future. Read more.

Chief justice: Court workers need raises now, and we need $20 million to do it

Wages for court-related job classifications are below market in all categories, with employees – including judges – making 4.6 percent to 22.2 percent less than their counterparts in other states and the District of Columbia, according to a study from the National Center for State Courts commissioned by the Kansas Judicial Branch. Read more.

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Pennsylvania and Virginia students earn top honors in NCSC’s Civics Education Essay Contest

A fifth-grader from Virginia and an eighth-grader and a 12th-grader from Pennsylvania won first place in the National Center for State Courts’ 2017 Civics Education Essay Contest, which explores the 14th Amendment by asking “What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen?” NCSC’s essay contest is held annually to commemorate Law Day, May 1. Read the full press release.

New website offers resources for high-profile trials

A high-profile case can land in your court with little or no warning. If unprepared, such cases can create chaos, absorb resources, and place your court at the center of an intense media spotlight. Judges and court professionals now have instant online access to the tools necessary to plan and manage high-profile cases in their courts. Read the full press release.

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