Contact Us

The original National Center for State Courts' "Report on Trends in State Courts" and "Future Trends in State Courts" series annual publication has been supplemented with monthly online articles, a quarterly Trends: Close-up publication on topics of special interest, and the quarterly Court Buzz videos.

Outside authors are encouraged to send abstracts for the monthly online Trends articles. Abstracts and/or articles are welcome at any time. A rolling abstract and article submission and review process are used for these online articles. 

Submissions for Trends 2018 print edition are now being accepted. Please email abstracts of no more than 500 words by October 13, 2017 to dsmith@ncsc.org

Suggested topics:

  • Children, elders or community safety
  • Human trafficking
  • Judicial security or cybersecurity
  • Lawyer wellness
  • Opioid crisis
  • Pretrial risk assessment
  • Problem-solving courts
  • Rural courts
  • Other

Abstracts received after this date are welcome and will be considered for later editions or for our monthly online version.


Reports are part of the National Center for State Courts' "Report on Trends in State Courts" and "Future Trends in State Courts" series.
Opinions herein are those of the authors, not necessarily of the National Center for State Courts.