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Submissions for the 2017 Trends in State Courts are now being accepted. Please email abstracts of no more than 500 words by October 15, 2016.

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Having the right personnel for the right job is essential for smooth operations. Next month’s Trends article takes up the topic of human resources in the courts.

A list of monthly Trends articles for August 2013 through July 2016 are compiled here in a full PDF.

Trends in State Courts 2015
  • Election 2016 and the Judiciary In a presidential election year, it is easy to lose sight of down-ballot items that have implications for state courts. This November, states will ask voters to decide initiatives involving judicial discipline and retirement. read more
  • Election 2016 and the Courts The third edition of Trends: Close Up reviews the ballot items that will have a direct impact on state courts in four states this November. read more
  • View our Featured Article Archive Trends in State Courts features a monthly article covering an array of topics from body worn cameras and pop-up courts to veterans treatment court and judge's retirement ages and the upcoming election. View our archive to read the articles. read more

NCSC has launched a new video series called "Court Buzz." These short videos explain hot topics in the court industry based on trends in information requests fielded by NCSC’s knowledge and information analysts.

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