Court Leadership

Harvard Executive Session





Papers discuss broad array of court principles, themes, concerns

Through its six meetings over three years, the Harvard Executive Session set out to both develop and answer questions that U.S. state courts will face in the foreseeable future, attempting to clarify what leaders of state courts can and should do to distinguish their role in our system of democratic governance.

This video explains the purpose of the Harvard Executive Session for State Court Leaders in the 21st Century.

NCSC Brown Bag Series



Webcasts features scholars in court field

NCSC's Brown Bag Series is an occasional series of presentations based on research by NCSC staff and distinguished scholars and practitioners in the court field.

To date, NCSC has hosted two public Brown Bag Series. In December 2013, Judge Maried B. Hagsgard hosted a streaming lecture, "Internal and External Dialogue: a Swedish Approach to Quality Work in the Courts." Dr. Pamela Schulz hosted the first Brown Bag Series in May 2013 called "Courts, Confident and Infotainment: Looking Through a Media and Language Lens an Analysis." You may view the Brown Bag Series archive or sign up for future webcasts here.

4th National Symposium on Court Management


State governance and organization in 2020

The 4th National Symposium on Court Management focused on managing the business of courts – their essential functions; organizational structure and governance; and the challenge for today and tomorrow. The symposium was first convened in 1981 to reflect upon the progress and anticipate the challenges of administering and managing state courts.

Separate Branches, Shared Responsibilities


Highlights from an NCSC Public Opinion Survey

"Separate Branches, Shared Responsibilites" is a study about public perceptions of how the three branches of state government should work together in forging and supporting policies affecting the administration of justice.