Surviving the Economic Tsunami: How Fresh Ideas and New Solutions are Replacing “Business as Usual”

MEDIA ADVISORY

What:  

Hear state court leaders and state legislators outline how they are changing their business practices to make the judiciary more efficient and accountable.  By implementing new technology, adopting performance measures, and partnering with other branches of government, leaders in the state courts are transforming courts into dynamic, adaptable institutions.  National leaders from the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) hold board meetings this week in Washington to establish policy priorities for 2013 and beyond.    

Why:

The Great Recession has devastated budgets in many states, threatening the ability of state courts to uphold basic Constitutional rights.  Budget cuts have not been enough—many states have been forced to undergo a complete “reengineering” of the court system to better serve the citizens.  

When:

Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 9:00 am

Where:
First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Who:

Hon. Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice of Delaware and President of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ)

Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California

Hon. Matthew Durrant, Chief Justice of Utah

Hon. Paul Reiber, Chief Justice of Vermont

Hon. Jean Toal, Chief Justice of South Carolina

And other leaders from the courts, the legislature, and the bar