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  • Registration open for 2015 Midyear Meeting Register today for CCJ's 2015 Midyear Meeting, held from January 24-28, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas. Once registration is complete, start planning your schedule by viewing the education program and social events. read more
  • Chief justice time to rethink judicial elections The number of uncontested judicial races in Ohio is reason to once again consider appointing rather than electing judges, the chief justice of the state Supreme Court argues. read more
  • Dogs find special place in Missouri court proceedings Canines are starting to make their presence known in proceedings as service dogs, helping provide justice in a new and unique way by relieving stress for those involved in judicial proceedings. read more
  • Delaware CJ orders panel for problem-solving courts Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. issued order to create panel that'd look closely at what are called "problem-solving courts." read more
Conference of Chief Justices



The Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) was founded in 1949 to provide an opportunity for the highest judicial officers of the states to meet and discuss matters of importance in improving the administration of justice, rules and methods of procedure, and the organization and operation of state courts and judicial systems, and to make recommendations and bring about improvements on such matters.

Membership in the Conference of Chief Justices consists of the highest judicial officer of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands. The Conference of Chief Justices is governed by a Board of Directors and has several standing, temporary and special committees to assist the Conference in meeting its objectives. In 1983, the Board of Directors voted to adopt a non-profit corporate form of organization.

Through resolutions, committees, and special task forces, CCJ has addressed such issues as federalism legislation, including mass torts, class actions, and the Trade legislation; violence against women; development of problem-solving courts, privacy and access to court records, self-represented litigation; the handling of child abuse and neglect cases; victims' rights; and DNA and competence of counsel.