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New ABA Book published on Improving Administration of Justice in U.S. Courts

Recently, the ABA’s Lawyers’ Conference announced the availability of the eighth edition of The Improvement of the Administration of Justice, the Conference’s periodic treatise on various elements of the judicial system and how things have been improved over the last 15 years since the previous edition hit the streets in 2002. Articles are written by academics, practitioners, judges and court executives. The book is divided into six sections: The Judicial System, Judicial Officers, Court Operations, Case Presentation, Specialized Courts, and Serving the Community. While these topics can be being quite broad, with each section possibly standing as a volume of its own, the new edition brings the focus back to the administration of justice and how it can be improved.

National Judicial College Presidential Search Underway

A search has commenced for the next president and chief executive officer of The National Judicial College, one of the nation’s most influential institutes for the continued education of judges. The next CEO will succeed President Chad C. Schmucker, who announced his intention to retire last September.

Election 2016 and the State Courts

With so much attention being paid to the 2016 presidential election, down-ballot items tend to be forgotten. However, ballot items in four states this November will have a direct impact on state courts. These proposals represent not just questions for voters in a particular year, but also broader discussions about how state courts operate, ranging from judicial age and capacity to the role of independently elected clerks of court.