Trends in State Courts

Trends in State Courts is an annual, peer-reviewed publication that highlights innovative practices in critical areas that are of interest to courts, and often serves as a guide for developing new initiatives and programs and informing and supporting policy decisions. Trends in State Courts is the only publication of its kind and enjoys a wide circulation among the state court community.

Trends in State Courts 2023. State courts have faced challenges and are applying lessons learned. The 2023 edition of Trends in State Courts highlights advanced artificial intelligence chatbots and community engagement efforts, along with other new innovations and initiatives.

Trends 2023 articles

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2024 submission guidelines

Submissions for the 2024 edition are now being accepted. Please email abstracts of no more than 500 words by October 16, 2023 to our Library staff. Abstracts received after this date are welcome and will be considered for later editions.