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  • CCJ President addresses ABA House of Delegates Chief Justice John Minton, Jr. delivered the CCJ report to the ABA House of Delegates in early February. read more
  • New fines and fees resource guide The National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices has released a series of resources intended to assist state courts promote the fair and efficient enforcement of the law. read more
  • CCJ receives National Creditors Bar Association's 2016 Donald Kramer Award Recognizes the work of the Civil Justice Improvements Committee 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.