Lorri Montgomery
Director of Communications
National Center for State Courts

Chief Justice Reiber named to lead two national court organizations

Williamsburg, Va., Aug. 30, 2018 – Vermont Chief Justice Paul Reiber has been named president of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and chair of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Board of Directors. The one-year positions became effective August 22, during CCJ’s annual conference and NCSC’s Board of Directors meetings in Newport, R.I.

Founded in 1949 and comprised of the top judicial officers of each state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, CCJ promotes the interests and effectiveness of state judicial systems by developing policies and educational programs designed to improve court operations. CCJ also acts as the primary representative of the state courts before Congress and federal executive agencies.
“Chief Justice Reiber has earned a national reputation as a strong and effective leader who helped oversee the unification of the Vermont state court system. His career has been dedicated to improving the justice system,” NCSC President Mary C. McQueen said. “We will all benefit from his leadership.” 

Chief Justice Reiber was appointed as an associate justice on the Vermont Supreme Court in October 2003 by Gov. James Douglas after working for 17 years as a lawyer in the law firm Kenlan, Schweibert & Facey. He became chief justice in 2004. Born in Pittsburgh, he attended college in Virginia and law school in Massachusetts and has lived in Vermont since 1976. 

The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts. 


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