April 13, 2020
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Courts across the country are experiencing extremely challenging times. Court processes, operations, hours, and staff are evolving and adapting to our current health crisis on a daily basis. But courts remain open, and those who need court services have access. The resiliency, dedication, and innovation of court leaders everywhere is on display as never before.
A year ago -- or even several weeks ago -- we never could have predicted this pandemic and its impact on the courts. But the work the National Center for State Courts has been conducting for nearly 50 years has prepared us for these times.
I’m proud to share the National Center for State Courts’ 2019 Annual Report, which highlights how our work supports and strengthens courts through expected and unforeseen challenges -- from the opioid epidemic to today’s pandemic. It also gives us an opportunity to recognize and thank our many supporters.
I hope the 2019 Annual Report provides you with a broader understanding of the scope and relevance of NCSC’s work and our continued commitment to improve the administration of justice nationally and abroad. We are all in this together.
Mary C. McQueen
National Center for State Courts