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  • Georgia Chief Justice visits veterans court The chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court visited a veterans court recently to observe the county’s Veterans Accountability and Treatment Court program. read more
  • Thomas G. Saylor becomes 56th Chief Justice of PA Thomas G. Saylor of Camp Hill was inducted as Pennsylvania’s 56th chief justice of the Supreme Court on January 6. read more
  • Investiture held for new Va. chief justice The Investiture of the Honorable Donald W. Lemons as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia was held in Richmond on January 8, 2015. read more
  • 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
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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.