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From coronavirus to the flu, and everything in between: how to prepare for a public health emergency

Since more than 22 million U.S. residents have contracted influenza so far this flu season, and with the coronavirus permeating around the world, one thing is very clear – now is the time for courts to review their pandemic response and operations plans. If your court does not have a plan, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) highlights several resources to help.

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Drug Courts On The Rise In Tennessee

One event he attended in Washington D.C. was an awards ceremony for 4th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Duane Slone, who was named the 2019 recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ prestigious William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence. Judge Slone was recognized for his pioneering efforts to combat addiction through innovative strategies like the Tennessee Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy docket, which has seen 110 neonatal abstinence syndrome-free births by program participants in recent years. Read the full story from The Chagganoogan.

Court security major thrust of AOC budget request

"There is a need for 20.9 judges to handle the increasingly complex and demand workload of district courts across New Mexico, according to a study by the National Center for State Courts," Massey pointed out. Lawmakers last created new judges in 2014. Read the full story from Ruidoso news.


News releases

NYC Criminal Court chief clerk to receive 2019 Warren E. Burger Award

Justin Barry, chief clerk of New York City Criminal Court, is the recipient of the National Center for State Court’s 2019 Warren E. Burger Award for Excellence in Court Administration, which recognizes a court leader, other than a sitting judge, whose work has significantly contributed to improving the administration of the state courts. Read the full press release.

Former judicial educator inducted into Warren E. Burger Society

Daniel H. Straub, who for more than 40 years taught courses on judicial administration before he died on April 17, is being posthumously inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society. Read the full press release.