The National Center for State Courts
) is a non-profit organization
charged with improving judicial administration in the United States and around the world. It functions as a think-tank, library, non-profit consulting firm for the courts, advocate for judicial and legislative reform, and a center of education in the field of judicial administration.
Mission of the NCSC
The NCSC's mission is exists to improve judicial administration in the courts of the United States and courts throughout the entire world. To accomplish this goal, the NCSC acts as a non-profit provider of many services to the courts including: research studies, consulting, a variety of educational programs, an extensive web database of information on court administration, the largest library of materials on court administration in the world, and continued assistance in the improvement of inter-branch relations through its lobbying and advocacy services.
History of the center
In March 1971, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Warren E. Burger
called for the creation of a central resource for the state and local courts at the First National Conference of the Judiciary, in Williamsburg, VA
. This conference, attended by the President, Chief Justice, and Attorney General of the U.S. in addition to over 400 other members of the legal community was the largest and most diverse group to come together to discuss judicial administration in the state... Read More