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Calls for Court Reform as Legal Guardians Abuse Older Adults

The National Center for State Courts estimates that guardians across the country supervise 1.3 million adults and an aggregate of $50 billion of their assets. Brenda K. Uekert, the Center’s principal court research consultant, said that with the “aging of the baby boomers and the onset of dementia, we expect those numbers to go up.” Read the full article in the New York Times.

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.

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New leadership at NCSC

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is the new chair of the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors, and Callie T. Dietz, Washington’s state court administrator, is its vice chair. Read the full press release.

Washington Court Director named to leadership positions in two national court organizations

Washington State Court Administrator Callie T. Dietz has been named president of the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), and vice-chair of the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors. Read the full press release.

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