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Jury Service Scams

There have been several media reports of jury services scams in recent months. All of these scams are initiated telephonically. The Arizona Daily Star reported that the Pima Superior Court (AZ) has warned residents about a jury service scam and Kansas First News warned residence in Shawnee County, KS on about a similar scam. Additionally, the Indiana State Court System has warned residents statewide about a jury scam. Kathryn Dolan, public information officer of the Indiana Supreme Court said, "There have only been a few incidents, but court leaders are alerting the public in the abundance of caution."

There have also been nine more generalized fraud alerts this year that involve state courts. Some of these fraudulent activities are telephonically communicated and some are delivered via email. The links below go to press releases or news stories regarding the alerts.


NCSC in the news

Applause for business achievements

Mindi Wells, of Lafayette and a Temple Christian School graduate, graduated from the court management program of the Institute for Court Management, which is the educational arm of the National Center for State Courts. Read the full story on

Battle for state court control intensifies

the trend in many of the states that have similar systems, including Kansas, is to move toward a system with a greater role for governors and legislatures, said William Raftery at the National Center for State Courts, an independent court-improvement and research center based in Williamsburg, Va. Read the full story in the Reading Eagle.


News releases

American Judicature Society dissolves the Center for Judicial Ethics

The Board of Directors of the American Judicature Society (AJS) approved a plan to dissolve the Society and wind up its affairs. Read the full press release.

Center for Judicial Ethics moves to National Center for State Courts

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) today announced the acquisition of the Center for Judicial Ethics (the Center), a national clearinghouse on judicial ethics and discipline. Read the full press release.