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Caseload study project in Tunisia

Recently, members of the Research Division traveled to Tunisia and visited first instance and appellate courts in Tunis, Sousse, and Bizerte, three major cities on the Tunisian coast. NCSC and the International Legal Assistance Consortium are assisting the Tunisian judiciary in conducting its first weighted caseload study. NCSC staff from the International Division and Research Division are working together to complete the project in 2017. 

NCSC in the news

After two decades of service, Utah’s court administrator announces he will be retiring in May

State Court Administrator Dan Becker has announced he will be retiring May 1, after 21 years of service. "Utah's court system is the international gold standard," for state court systems, said Mary C. McQueen, president of the National Center for State Courts. Read the full story.

Retired Utah appellate judge receives national achievement award

Retired Utah Court of Appeals Judge William Thorne Jr. was honored Wednesday for distinguished service by the National Center for State Courts. Read the full story.


News releases

CCJ, COSCA respond to Ala. settlement for those jailed due to unpaid fines, fees

The National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices, formed in early 2016 by the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), today responding to a recent settlement in Alexander City, Ala., compensating nearly 200 poor people it had jailed for failure to pay court costs. Read the full press release.

Four courts awarded grants for civil justice improvements

The 22nd Judicial Court in McHenry County, Illinois, the Maine Judicial Branch, and the Magistrate Court of Fulton County, Georgia, have been selected as demonstration pilot project sites for the Civil Justice Initiative Implementation Plan and will receive grant funding to implement recommendations of the CCJ Civil Justice Improvements Committee. Read the full press release.