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Month: December 2023

Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) Midyear Meeting

November 29th, 2023

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Webinar: Ensuring Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) - Court Considerations

December 4th, 2023

The National Center for State Courts, All Rise, and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice invite you to participate in this important national webinar.

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD), formerly known as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), which may be in combination with counseling and psychosocial services, is the evidence-based standard of care for treating opioid use disorder (OUD). However, access to and retention in MOUD remains limited in many jurisdictions.

This webinar will educate courts and their collaborative partners on:

  • The Neurobiology of OUD and how MOUD works and their FDA-approved uses;
  • MOUD myths and misconceptions;
  • Basics of MOUD in court settings and judges’ roles and responsibilities to persons with OUD; and
  • Legal protections for persons taking legally prescribed MOUD.


  • Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (recorded)


  • Hon. Loretta Rush, Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Hon. John M. Durkin, Common Pleas Court, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Dr. Laurence Westreich, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Alyse Bass, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Register today.

For more information, email Conor Geiger.

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Webinar: Nonlawyer Navigators in State Courts - Voices from the Field

December 8th, 2023

In this webinar,  Georgetown Justice Lab Senior Fellow Mary McClymont will discuss emerging trends across the country from her report, Nonlawyer Navigators in State Courts: Part II — An Update.

A panel of experts who run navigator programs will discuss how they leverage nonlawyers to provide essential services to court users and best practices in launching and evolving court-based navigator programs.

To view a copy of the original 2019 navigator report, visit the Georgetown Justice Lab’s Court Navigators Research Website, and watch NCSC’s Tiny Chat for tips on starting a navigator program.


  • Mary E. McClymont, Senior Fellow, Georgetown Justice Lab


  • Robert Southers, Managing Attorney, Franklin County Municipal Self Help Center and Dispute Resolution Department and Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Stacey Weiler, Director, Grants & Access to Justice, Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Sheriece M. Perry, Director, Court Services and Law Libraries Department, Massachusetts Trial Court, Office of Court Management

Register today.

For more information, email Sam Griffith.

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Webinar: Mental Health Diversion - Lessons from the Field

December 11th, 2023

In 2022, the National Judicial Task Force Examine Courts’ Responses to Mental Illness recommended that the Judge’s Guide to Mental Health Diversion, a vital tool for judges across the country for over a decade, should be updated.

The new guide, with revisions by the National Center for State Courts, along with stakeholders and national experts, contains updated information and relies on a better understanding of how to effectively divert people with mental health and co-occurring disorders towards treatment at every stage of legal system involvement.

In 2023, the National Center for State Courts provided technical assistance to six jurisdictions around the United States to develop pre-adjudication diversion programs. The pilot jurisdictions assembled system-wide stakeholder teams to lead these efforts, while also contributing to the improvement of the revised Judge’s Guide to Mental Health Diversion.

Attendees of this webinar will learn about the soon-to-be-released Judge’s Guide to Mental Health Diversion, how courts in Kentucky and Missouri used the guide to develop new diversion opportunities, and NCSC’s ongoing efforts to improve outcomes for people with mental health and co-occurring disorders.


  • Michelle O’Brien, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts


  • Honorable Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Florida (Miami-Dade County)
  • Honorable Nathan Carroz, Associate Circuit Judge, 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Missouri
  • Honorable Kevin Mullins, District Judge of the 47th Judicial District Court, Kentucky

Register today.

If you have questions or require interpretation services, email Conor Geiger.

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