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.
External events continue to drive change and innovation in the courts. The 2022 edition of Trends in State Courts highlights post-pandemic eviction courts and eliminating racism and bias in the courts.
Trends 2022 articles
Creating a Post-Pandemic Eviction Court
Action Steps to Eliminating Racism and Bias in the Courts
Hon. Paula M. Carey, Alexandra Capachietti and Jessica R. Alvarez
The Maryland Justice Passport: Making Effective Referrals from Court Help Centers
Sarah Coffey Bowes and Pamela Ortiz
Meet People Where They Are!
Promoting Public Awareness of Court Resources by Advertising
Matthew G. Smith
Truancy CARE Court: The Unique Role of the Collaborative Court Judge
Hon. L. Michael Clark
Meeting the Needs of Emerging Adults in the Justice System
Teri Deal, Ana Cienfuegos-Silvera and Lindsey E. Wylie
Effective Monitoring of Guardianship and Conservatorship Cases
Diane Robinson, Sally Hurme and Rita Cobb
Reimagining Civil Case Management
Moving Court Cases Forward: Simulating the Impact of Policy Changes on Caseloads
Kelly Roberts Freeman and Brian Ostrom
National Open Court Data Standards
Diane Robinson, Jim Harris, Kim Nieves, Alejandra Pena, Laura Ritenour and Robert Rath
Essential Elements and Ethical Principles for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence Adoption in Courts
Carlos E. Jimenez-Gomez and Jesus Cano Carrillo
While courts return to a new “normal,” the challenges of 2020 linger. The 2021 edition of Trends in State Courts highlights how courts responded to big social issues.
Trends in State Courts 2020 examined the seismic events that overtook the courts that year: COVID-19 and the nationwide protests over racial injustice in law enforcement. Other articles included online dispute resolution in Ohio, the Family Justice Initiative, and the future of courthouse design.
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2023 submission guidelines
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