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By Invitation Only. The Conference of Chief Justices is holding its midyear meeting January 24-28, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Find out more.

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CCS helping to revitalize Iowa jail building

Dec 15-18 | NCSC Court Consulting Services (CCS) staff are in Des Moines, Iowa, to assist District Court, Polk County, staff and architects with planning the adaptive repurposing of the city’s old main jail as a new criminal courts building.  

NCSC joins MacArthur for 9th annual event

Dec. 15-17 | NCSC staff is attending the MacArthur Foundation’s 9th Annual Models for Change Conference in Washington, D.C. NCSC is a strategic ally for the Models for Change initiative, helping to disseminate tools and resources to help states improve their juvenile justice systems. 

Director assisting lawyers with new voir dire statute

Dec. 18-19 | The director of the Center for Jury Studies is meeting with the Massachusetts Voir Dire Task Force in Boston to provide technical assistance on policy questions raised by the recent enactment of a new statute effective Feb. 2 giving attorneys the right to question jurors during voir dire. 

Researcher hosting mental health webinar

NCSC is hosting a webinar, The Court’s Role in Solving Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System, January 27 at 1pm ET. This webinar will discuss how states are responding to efforts to create mental health courts.

E-Notice and the Indian Child Welfare Act

NCSC recently hosted a webinar called Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): e-Notice Making It Happen, which provided information for courts on electronic notification in cases that fall under the ICWA.

IOJT publishes new training journal

The second issue of Judicial Education and Training: Journal of the International Organization for Judicial Training is available now. The issue highlights articles and presenter work from the 5th Conference of the IOJT, held in Bordeaux, France.

NCSC closed for holiday weekend

NCSC will be closed in honor of the holiday weekend, December 25-26, 2014.

ICM course explores judicial branch of government

Participants in the ICM course, Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts, held January 20-22, 2015, at NCSC headquarters in Williamsburg, Va., will explore the foundations of the third branch of government and assess whether their courts are performing as the Founding Fathers intended.

AJA holding executive committee meeting

By Invitation Only. The American Judges Association is holding an executive committee meeting January 15-17, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fl.