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Month: September 2023

American Judges Association (AJA) Annual Conference

September 9th, 2023

The American Judges Association will host its annual conference from September 9 to September 14, 2023, in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

The conference will focus on innovations in courts to create a modern judiciary.

For more information, visit the American Judges Association website or contact Katie Luth.

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Court Technology Conference (CTC) 2023: Two and a half days of learning, training for court professionals

September 12th, 2023

CTC 2023 will take place on September 12-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona.

CTC brings together court professionals for two and a half days of learning, training and networking at the most advanced court technology exhibit show in the world.

For more information, visit the CTC 2023 website.

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Webinar: Hidden Bias of Good People - Implications for Court Personnel

September 18th, 2023

Broadly speaking, group-based bias involves varying degrees of stereotyping (exaggerated beliefs about others), prejudice (dis/liking others), and/or discrimination (unequal treatment of others) that occur above or below conscious awareness. Scholars have labeled the unconscious form of group-based bias implicit bias. In this provocative and highly interactive presentation, Dr. Marks will describe the science behind the causes and consequences of implicit bias and its implications for court personnel and processes. Dr. Marks will also offer practical strategies for managing and potentially mitigating implicit bias at the personal and organizational levels.

Welcome & Moderators:

  • Edwin T. Bell, NCSC, Director of Racial Justice, Equity and Inclusion
  • Judge Jimmie M. Edwards (ret.), 22nd Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri, Attorney at Law Lashly & Baer, P.C.


  • Reverend Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr., Founder and Chief Equity Officer, National Training Institute on Race & Equity, Professor of Psychology, Morehouse College

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For more information email Edwin Bell.

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Webinar: AI and the Impact on the Practice of Law

September 21st, 2023

Join us for the second installment of the three-part webinar series, “The Promises and Perils of AI in the Courts.” Panelists will discuss important legal factors such as bias in AI, ethical and regulatory considerations, and the impact of AI on law firms.

The playback and materials from the first webinar, AI 101, can be viewed here. The final installment in the series is tentatively scheduled for October 18.


  • Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; President, Conference of Chief Justices


  • Greg Sattizahn, State Court Administrator, South Dakota Unified Judicial System; President, Conference of State Court Administrators


  • Sonia M. Gipson Rankin, Professor of Law, The University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Iria Giuffrida, Assistant Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs and Professor of the Practice of Law, William & Mary Law School
  • Jordan Furlong, Legal Sector Analyst and Consultant, Law21

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For more information email Anthony Kim.

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Webinar: Family-Centered Fridays - Back to School - How Courts & Schools Can Collaborate

September 22nd, 2023

In this installment of the Family-Centered Fridays, Join NCSC's Teri Deal to explore the potential of partnerships between schools and courts to support Family-Centered Justice.

Schools and courts serve the same families and work towards common goals. Discover how collaboration between these social institutions can create a ripple effect that helps families and communities thrive.

Attendees will acquire actionable steps to forge collaborations with schools in their communities.


  • Teri Deal,  Principal Court Management Consultant, Court Consulting ServicesNational Center for State Courts

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For more information email Conor Geiger.

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Webinar: Finding the Right Fit - Supported Decision Making as a Less Restrictive Option

September 27th, 2023

In this webinar attendees will learn about the benefits of using Supported Decision Making (SDM) as an alternative to guardianship.

In this interview, we’ll talk with Johnathan Gardner, who has lived experience with SDM and is the co-chair of the Massachusetts SDM Coalition, and Morgan K. Whitlatch, the Director of SDM Initiatives at the D.C. office of the Center for Public Representation. We will discuss the importance of less restrictive alternatives to guardianship and how SDM can be practically applied to help people make their own decisions.  We will also talk about how SDM can be used by courts as an alternative to guardianship even if no SDM law exists in their state.


  • Angela Sager, Senior Court Management Consultant, Court Consulting Services, National  Center for State Courts
  • Diane Robinson, Principal Court Research Associate, National Center for State Courts


  • Johnathan Gardner, Massachusetts Developmental Disability Council member and co-chair of the Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making Coalition who has lived experience with SDM
  • Morgan K. Whitlatch, Director of Supported Decision-Making Initiatives, Center for Public Representation, Washington, D.C.

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For more information, email Angela Sager.

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Webinar: Navigating the Bipartisan Safer Community Act (BSCA)

September 27th, 2023

The Bipartisan Safer Community Act (BSCA) became law in June 2022 with the aim of preventing firearms from getting into the hands of individuals who pose a potential threat to themselves or others.

One aspect of the BSCA focuses on individuals aged 18 to 20 who might be restricted from purchasing firearms if they have disqualifying juvenile adjudications or mental health records. The FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) collaborates with state and local authorities to enforce this provision.

We invite state courts to join us for an insightful webinar to hear from the FBI about their processes for accessing juvenile data for NICS and from SEARCH on how to access technical assistance.


  • David A. Fazzini, Legal Administrative Specialist, FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section – Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division
  • Joann Garrison, Liaison Specialist, FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section – Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division
  • Becki R. Goggins, Law and Policy Program Director, SEARCH - The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics

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For more information email Rachel Buck.

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Webinar: Best Practices in Parenting Education and the Introduction of the "Families in Transition" Course

September 28th, 2023

Parenting education programs hold undeniable promise for safeguarding children post-parental divorce and mitigating the challenges families face during significant life transitions. But how do we evaluate its impact? As Dr. Karey O’Hara of Arizona State University will explore, there remains an acute need for guidelines that courts can rely on to discern which initiatives truly champion children's well-being. This session seeks to shed light on this paramount concern, emphasizing the importance of robust evaluation techniques.

During this webinar, we will introduce the Families in Transition (FIT) course. Developed collaboratively by the National Center for State Courts and Maricopa Superior Court, this innovative online program exemplifies the transformative strides made in parental education.

Dr. Karey O’Hara of Arizona State University's study offers a comparative lens between the FIT program and the traditional in-person Parental Conflict Resolution (PCR) class.

Join us as we bridge the gap between innovative parenting education methods and their effective evaluation, ensuring that families receive the highest quality resources during challenging transitions.


  • Alicia Davis, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts


  • Dr. Karey O’Hara, assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University

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For more information, email Conor Geiger.

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