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  • Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald honored He received the annual Peacemaker Award from the Kuikahi Mediation Center on Sunday, November 15, 2015, in Hilo. read more
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch Celebrates Diversity Week 2015 Bilingualism, gender identity, and other important topics on agenda read more
  • Texas Chief Justice gives update on civil justice in R.I. Chief Justice Hecht of Texas provided a presentation on trends in civil justice to 31 chief justices and justices in Ogunquit, Maine from October 21-23. NCSC organized and staffed the conference.
  • Chief Justice Bernette Johnson honored by alma mater She will be inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction in March. 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.