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Celebration of Life
To Honor and Celebrate the Life of Edward B. McConnell
First President of the
National Center for State Courts serving from 1973 to 1990

Friday, October 16, 2015
3:00 p.m.
National Center for State Courts
300 Newport Ave.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

NCSC in the news

Kansas judicial branch receives national recognition for court caseload reporting excellence

For a third time since 2009, the Kansas judicial branch has been recognized by the National Center for State Courts for reporting excellence in providing detailed and publishable court caseload data. Read the full article on

California, Nevada and 38 Other States Have These, But Delaware Doesn’t - Intermediate Courts of Appeal

According to the National Center for State Courts, forty states, including California and Nevada, have established intermediate courts of appeal.  Read the full story in the National Law Review.


News releases

Judge Frances Gull named 2015 Munsterman Award winner

Judge Frances C. Gull, Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division, Allen Superior Court in Indiana, has been selected as the recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) 2015 G. Thomas Munsterman Award for Jury Innovation. The Munsterman Award recognizes states, local courts, organizations or individuals that have made significant improvements or innovations in jury procedures, operations and practices. Read the full press release.

Florida judge named recipient of William H. Rehnquist Award

Steven Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge of the Miami-Dade County Court - Criminal Division in Florida, has been named the National Center for State Courts’ recipient of the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence. Read the full press release.