The Center for Judicial Ethics is pleased to announce that it is now part of the National Center for State Courts, a non-profit corporation that promotes the rule of law and improves the administration of justice in state courts and courts around the world. This change will allow the CJE to continue its services and programs unaffected by the dissolution of the American Judicature Society, which created it in 1977. The NCSC has committed to ensuring the CJE’s continued independence. Further, the expertise and resources of the NCSC allow for the expansion of the CJE’s services as a national clearinghouse for information on judicial ethics and discipline.
I will remain the CJE’s director as an employee in the Court Consulting Division of the NCSC. The NCSC staff has already begun working with me to ensure continuity of Center services such as the Judicial Conduct Reporter and the weekly up-dates and to plan for projects such as up-dating the web-site and the next National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics.