News releases

2020 Releases

October 20 Texas Chief Justice receives national award for judicial innovation
September 30 Bold national guidelines outlined to strengthen family courts
September 23 Arizona IT director to receive NCSC’s 2020 G. Thomas Munsterman Award for Jury Innovation
September 17 Chief justices: Goodnight Status Quo
September 14Statement on the passing of Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants
September 3 Texas judge to receive William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence
September 2 Edwin T. Bell joins NCSC in newly created position to address racial equity in the courts
August 11 Kentucky court director named to leadership positions in two national court organizations
August 5 Virginia administrator elected to national  court leadership position
August 3 Chief Justice of Texas Supreme Court named to lead two national court organizations
June 16 Co-chairs named to lead task force on improving state court responses to people with mental health issues
June 1 Colorado program receives Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Advancement of Civics Education
April 23Students from California, New Jersey and Arizona win top honors in NCSC’s Civics Education Essay Contest
April 20State courts lead national effort to maintain access to justice despite COVID-19 pandemic


2019 Releases

December 17NYC Criminal Court chief clerk to receive 2019 Warren E. Burger Award
November 20NJ trial court administrator inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society
November 20Former judicial educator inducted into  Warren E. Burger Society
November 20Illinois trial lawyer inducted into Warren E. Burger Society
November 20Law school dean inducted into Warren E. Burger Society
November 20Former diplomat and NCSC board member inducted into  Warren E. Burger Society
November 20National Judicial Opioid Task Force Report:
State courts are crucial partners in addiction crisis
November 16NCSC, CCJ statement on the passing of Chief Justice Mark Cady of Iowa
November 14U.S. Surgeon General, drug czar to join
judicial leaders at launch of report on opioid crisis
October 11Ontario team to receive 2019 Munsterman Award for innovation in jury inclusiveness
October 10Additional states awarded Justice for All grants
October 7Iowa Supreme Court seeks more racially diverse juries
September 14IAALS founder Rebecca Love Kourlis receives 2019 NCSC Distinguished Service Award
August 26Tennessee judge receives highest judicial honor for his work on the opioid epidemic
August 5Rhode Island court director named to leadership positions in two national court organizations
July 31Chief Justice of Iowa Supreme Court named to lead  two national court organizations
July 17California chief justice selected as Sandra Day O’Connor Award recipient for civics education work
June 21Report: Too few public defenders in N.C. hurts poorest clients
May 20Advocate for self-represented litigants receives  NCSC’s Distinguished Service Award
April 30Students from New Jersey and Colorado win top honors in NCSC’s Civics Education Essay Contest
April 19Chief Justices of six New England States hold first meeting of regional judicial opioid initiative
April 11The Conference of Chief Justices adopts guidelines to make family courts work for the families they serve
March 7Chief justices of the six New England states sign charter establishing the New England Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative
February 20Former NCSC Board member receives one of United Way’s highest honors
February 14Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative launches website
February 12Virgin Islands Chief Justice receives NCSC’s Distinguished Service Award
February 12Puerto Rico Chief Justice receives NCSC’s Distinguished Service Award
February 12Texas trial court administrator receives Distinguished Service Award
January 22Opioid Task Force launches online resource center