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  • Chief Justice Reiber named to lead CCJ and NCSC Vermont Chief Justice Paul Reiber has been named president of CCJ and chair of NCSC Board of Directors. read more
  • You be the judge... In this op-ed piece, Massachusetts Chief Justice Gants allows readers to step into a judge’s robe in determining bail. By countering misinformation, Chief Justice Gants helps readers understand our legal system a little better. read more
  • April 19 declared CCJ Day In Colorado, April 19, 2018, will forever be known as “The Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) Day” thanks to an official proclamation by Governor John Hickenlooper. A recent event was hosted to celebrate CCJ's leadership and work to improve America’s civil and family courts. 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.