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Polk County supervisors are expected to vote in the coming weeks to place a courthouse building project on the ballot for voter approval this November. Officials with Des Moines-based OPN Architects and the National Center for State Courts on Monday unveiled a four-stage, eight-year building plan designed to boost space and security in Polk County’s court operations. Read the full story in the Des Moines Register.
While preparing to defend a man last month accused of child sex abuse, Andy Jezic asked a Montgomery County judge for permission to do something he considers routine: use the Internet to research potential jurors during jury selection. No national guidelines exist about using the Internet to research jurors, said Paula Hannaford-Agor, the director of the Center for Jury Study for the National Center for State Courts, based in Williamsburg, Va. Read the full story on Gazette.net.
Doug Bray, Court Administrator for the Fourth Judicial District in Portland, Oregon, is a recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) 2012 Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest awards presented by the organization. The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to those who have made significant contributions to the justice system and who have supported the mission of the NCSC. Justice David Brewer of the Supreme Court of Oregon will present the award to Bray during a Bar Association event on May 28, 2013. Justice Brewer serves on the NCSC’s Board of Directors.
Four leading attorneys from across the country have joined the Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).