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Current cybersecurity threats highlight need for state courts to have prevention and response policies in place

In light of current national events that involve cybersecurity threats from Iran, the National Center for State Courts is encouraging all courts to review their cybersecurity policy and response plan. If your court does not have a plan, NCSC recommends making it a priority.  Read more.

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The top 10 national stories of 2019

“This decision will make it harder for courts to figure out racial discriminatory motives where they do exist, to the extent they do exist, because line drawers will be able to say that ‘All of our decisions were to gain partisan advantage,’” Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, a joint project of the William & Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts, told The Associated Press. Read the full story on

Judiciary releases four-year plan

The Judiciary of Guam released its four-year plan that describes the long-term objectives and goals for the island's court system. The effort was done in collaboration with the National Center for State Courts. Read the full story from Post Guam.


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.