State Court Leaders Support ABA’s Language Access Standards

The two leading court organizations in the country have taken a big step towards opening our courts to people with limited proficiency in English.  This week, the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators jointly released a resolution endorsing the American Bar Association’s draft Standards for Language Access in Courts.  This … Continue reading

Steve Zack & Laura Abel Discuss Court Funding Crisis on Lawyer2Lawyer Podcast

Courts across the country are laying off staff, limiting hours, and in some cases, suspending jury trials.  Solutions have been difficult to identify, but important work is being done.  In this edition of the Lawyer2Lawyer podcast, two guests, Steve Zack, immediate past president of the American Bar Association, and Laura Abel, interim director of the … Continue reading

National Law Journal Op Ed by NCAJ’s Director Calls for Justice Index

In the December 5, 2011 edition of the National Law Journal, David Udell, the Center’s Director, and Cara Anna, the Center’s summer 2011 fellow, have co-authored an op ed calling for a national Justice Index. As explained in the piece, “A national Justice Index would be a high-profile annual ranking of each state’s approach to … Continue reading

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