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  • Utah's experience with justice reinvestment In a recent webinar, "Sentencing and Corrections Reform: Lessons from the States," Utah Chief Justice Matthew Durrant discussed Utah’s experience with justice reinvestment and reforming their criminal justice system. read more
  • Alaska Supreme Court selects next chief justice Members of the Alaska Supreme Court have selected Justice Craig Stowers to serve as Chief Justice commencing July 1, 2015, for a three-year term. Justice Stowers follows Chief Justice Dana Fabe, whose third three-year term as Chief Justice expires June 30, 2015.
  • COSCA issues call for proposals COSCA has issued a Request for Proposals to identify a solution provider for the national RI capability, including both audio and video capabilities. read more
  • CJ Cady talks to Senate Committee Iowa Chief Justice Cady testified before Senate Judiciary Committee on "Protecting the Constitutional Right to Counsel for Indigents Charged with Misdemeanors." 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.