Call for Submissions

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.

Coming Next Month

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act permits the use of service animals in courts. September’s Trends article describes policies in the states for complying with this ADA requirement.


A list of monthly Trends articles for August 2013 through December 2015 are compiled here in a full PDF.

Trends in State Courts 2015
  • New Hampshire Integrates Its Criminal Justice System Online New Hampshire's new online criminal justice system hopes to improve efficiency of the state‚Äôs criminal justice agencies and to make all criminal justice data available electronically to authorized members. read more
  • Policy Implications of Body Worn Cameras The second edition of Trends: Close Up reveals the current/future technology law enforcement uses to apprehend people in the U.S. 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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