Lorri Montgomery
Director of Communications
National Center for State Courts

Center for Judicial Ethics moves to National Center for State Courts

Williamsburg, VA (October 1, 2014) – The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) today announced the acquisition of the Center for Judicial Ethics (the Center), a national clearinghouse on judicial ethics and discipline.  The Center for Judicial Ethics had previously been housed at the American Judicature Society (AJS).  AJS recently announced its dissolution.

The transfer ensures that the Center will continue to offer its full array of services and programs including extensive online resources, databases of advisory opinions, and the expertise of its staff.  The Center will be led by its current director, Cynthia Gray.   The Center will offer continuing education for judicial conduct commission members and staff, judges, judicial ethics advisory committees, and others to discuss professional standards for judges and current issues in judicial discipline.

“NCSC is pleased to be able to ensure the continuation of the critical expertise provided by the Center for Judicial Ethics,” said Mary McQueen, president of the National Center for State Courts. “The court community benefits greatly from this important resource on judicial ethics.”

“We are delighted that the important work of the Center has a new home at NCSC,” said Tom Leighton, president of AJS.

The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court reform organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts.


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