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Mission Statement

WHEREAS, the Conference of Chief Justices (the Conference) has engaged in an introspective process, the purpose of which was to define its role in the administration of justice in the United States, its commonwealths and territories; and

WHEREAS, members of the Conference have reached a consensus concerning the role of the Conference and desire to adopt a statement formally describing the Conference's mission;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that: The mission of the Conference of Chief Justices is to improve the administration of justice in the states, commonwealths and territories of the United States. The Conference accomplishes this mission by the effective mobilization of the collective resources of the highest judicial officers of the states, commonwealths and territories to:

  • Develop, exchange, and disseminate information and knowledge of value to state judicial systems;
  • Educate, train and develop leaders to become effective managers of state judicial systems;
  • Promote the vitality, independence and effectiveness of state judicial systems;
  • Develop and advance policies in support of common interests and shared values of state judicial systems; and
  • Support adequate funding and resources for the operations of the state courts.

Adopted by the Conference of Chief Justices on February 23, 1995.