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Access to Justice
In Support of Emeritus Attorney Pro Bono Programs
Recommending Consideration of ABA Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Services
In Support of the Statement of Best Practices for State Funding of Civil Legal Aid Prepared by the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives
Reaffirming the Commitment to Meaningful Access to Justice for All
In Support of Establishment of the National Center for the Right to Counsel
In Support of State Counts of Cases with Self-Represented Litigants and Cases with Interpreters
In Support of Voices for Civil Justice Communications Initiative for Civil Legal Aid
In Support of State Counts of Cases with Self-Represented Litigants and Cases with Interpreters
In Support of Establishing Best Practices/Recommendations for the Use of Video Remote Interpretation
In Support of Sharing Interpreter Resources through Establishing a Shared National Court Video Remote Interpreting Network and National Proficiency Designations for Interpreters
To Encourage Congress to Provide Adequate Funding for Court Interpretation Services
In Support of State Supreme Court Leadership to Promote Procedural Fairness
Reaffirming Commitment to Access to Justice Leadership and Expressing Appreciation for Access to Justice Progress and Collaboration
In Support of a Language Access Advisory Committee Working Group on Video Remote Interpreting
In Support of Practice Rules Enabling In-house Counsel to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services
In Support of Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession
In Support of Passage of Standards for Language Access in the Courts per ABA Resolution 113
Ensuring Access to Justice for Limited English Proficient Individuals
In Support of the Consortium for Language Access in the Courts
In Support of State Supreme Court Leadership in Increasing Funding for Civil Legal Assistance
In Support of National Court Interpreter Legislation
Court Interpretation: Fundamental to Access to Justice
In Support of Access to Justice Commissions
In Support of Efforts to Increase Access to Justice
In Support of the 20th Annual Meeting of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
In Support of Efforts to Ensure Adequate Court Interpretation Services
In Support of the 19th Annual Meeting of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
In Support of Updating the National Database on Judicial Diversity in State Courts
In Support of a National Campaign to Ensure the Racial and Ethnic Fairness of America's State Courts
In Support of State Courts' Responsibility to Promote Bias-Free Behavior
In Support of the 17th Annual Meeting of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
Affirming the Support of the National Consortium of Task Forces and Commissions on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
In Support of the American Bar Association's "And Justice for All" National Issues Forum Program
In Support of National Court Interpreter Legislation
In Support of State Courts' Responsibility to Address Issues of Racial and Ethnic Fairness
In Support of Congress Working with State Courts on the Issue of Social Security Number Redaction Requirement
Endorsing and Supporting Public Access to Court Records: Guidelines for Policy Development by State Courts
Leadership to Promote Equal Justice

Adult Guardianship
In Support of Point of Contact Positions in State Administrative Offices of the Courts to Improve Guardianship/Conservatorship Practices
Encouraging Collaboration Between State Courts and Federal and State Representative Payee Programs
In Support of The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act
Encouraging Consideration of the Revised National Probate Court Standards
Encouraging Consideration of the Standards and Recommendations from the Third National Guardianship Summit
Encouraging Collection of Data on Adult Guardianship, Adult Conservatorship, and Elder Abuse Cases by All States
In Support of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act
In Support of the National College of Probate Judges

Bar Admission
Urging Consideration of Implementation of Uniform Bar Examination
In Support of the Proposed ABA Guidelines for an International Regulatory Information Exchange
In Support of Proposed Resolutions Endorsing Changes to the ABA Model Rules Regarding Practice by Foreign Lawyers
Encouraging Adoption of Rules Regarding Admission of Attorneys Who Are Dependents of Service Members
Endorsing Consideration of a Uniform Bar Examination

Case Management
In Support of State Counts of Cases with Self-Represented Litigants and Cases with Interpreters
In Support of ABA Resolution 106 Regarding Funding for Court Security
In Support of the Court Statistics Project
In Support of State Action Plans to Reduce the Costs Associated with the Prosectuion and Defense of Ordinary Civil Cases
In Support of the Model Time Standards for State Trial Courts
In Support of Case Management of Complex Business, Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Child Custody and Visitation
Urging the Congress to Respect Separation of Powers and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Enacting Legislation to Address Child Custody

Child Support Enforcement
In Support of Ratification of the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance and in Support of Conforming Changes to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
In Support of Clarifying Contractor Access to Federal Tax Data for the Purpose of Child Support Enforcement
In Support of State Flexibility for the Use of State-Earned Child Support Incentive Dollars
In Opposition to Reduction in the Title IV-D Child Support Enforcement Program Funding
In Support of Pursuing Child Support Initiatives
In Support of Authorizing Access to IV-D Databases and Enforcement Tools by Court-Based Child Support Enforcement Program
In Support of Judicial Consultation in the Development of State IV-D Plans
In Support of Federal Financial Support of Enforcement of Custody and Visitation Support Services by State Courts and Executive Agencies
In Support of Equitable Allocation of Child Support Enforcement Financing

Child Welfare
In Support of Reforms to Improve the Outcomes for Children in the Child Welfare System
Commending the Models for Change Initiative
In Support of the Statement of Best Practices for State Funding of Civil Legal Aid Prepared by the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives
To Urge Congress to Provide Funding for State Court Cases Involving Unaccompanied Alien Children
To Effectively Address Human Trafficking of Vulnerable Children Who Come in Contact with the Child Welfare System
Child Welfare Policy Statement
In Support of Increased Judicial Involvement to Expedite Movement of Children Under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
In Support of Implementation of the Recommendations of the Defending Childhood Report
To Support Outcome-Oriented Child Protection Courts in Order to Achieve Measureable Improvements in Child and Family Matters
In Support of the Families for Foster Youth Stamp Act - July 2012
Urging the Congress to Respect Separation of Powers and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Enacting Legislation to Address Child Custody
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Policy Statement
In Support of the Families for Foster Youth Stamp Act
In support of Reauthorization of Court Improvement Programs - August 2011
In Support of Reauthorization of Court Improvement Programs - July 2010
In Support of the Reauthorization of CAPTA
In Support of White House Conference on Children and Youth
In Support of Resources Needed to Facilitate Compliance with Family Law Related International Treaties
In Support of Strengthening Court Oversight and Performance in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
In Support of Child Welfare Attorney Specialty Certification Program
In Support of Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
In Support of Legislation to Improve the Management for Cases of Children in Foster Care
In Opposition to Creating a New Federal Cause of Action to Resolve Child Custody Jurisdictional Conflicts Between State Courts
In Support of Strengthening the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
In Support of the Recommendations Made by the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care
In Support for the Child SAFE Act of 2004
In Support of Measuring and Improving Court Performance and Judicial Workload in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
In Support for Court Involvement in Audits Conducted by the Children's Bureau
In Support of Increased Judicial Involvement in Inter-Jurisdictional Movement of Children Through the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
In Support of Keeping Families Together Act
Urging the Congress to Respect Separation of Powers and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Enacting Legislation to Address Child Custody - July 2010
In Support of Federal Funds for Treatment for Juveniles in Detention Centers
In Recognition of the 25th Anniversary of Foster Care Review Boards
In Support of State Discretion for Public Access Policy in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
In Recognition of CASA Volunteers Serving in Court
In Support of Effective Implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act
In Support of State Option for Public Access Policy for Court Hearings In Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
In Support of Reauthorization of the Court Improvement Project
In Support of the Reauthorization of CAPTA
In Support of the Adoption and Permanency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Case
In Recognition of the 25th Anniversary of Foster Care Review Boards
In Support of Funding for Strengthening Abuse and Neglect Courts Act
Statement of Principles Regarding Children and Families
In Support of Reauthorization of the Court Improvement Project

Civil Litigation
In Support of the Statement of Best Practices for State Funding of Civil Legal Aid Prepared by the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives
In Support of Voices for Civil Justice Communications Initiative for Civil Legal Aid
To Establish a Committee Charged with Developing Guidelines and Best Practices for Civil Litigation

Court Administration
In Support of Improving the State Courts’ Response to Human Trafficking
In Support of the Adoption of the Core® for Strengthening Court Professionals
In Support of the 2015–2020 National Agenda of the National Association for Court Management
In Support of the Model Time Standards for State and Territorial Appellate Courts
In Support of the Court Statistics Project
Recognizing the Supreme Court of Guam as the Highest Court of Guam - January 2012
In Support of the Principles for Judicial Administration
In Support of the Model Time Standards for State Trial Courts
In Support of Flexibility for Federal Funding for Problem-Solving Courts
In Support of the 2010 - 2015 National Agenda of the National Association for Court Management
In Support of Measuring Appellate Court Performance
Recognizing the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands as the Highest Court of the Virgin Islands
Urging the Congress to Respect Separation of Powers and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Enacting Legislation to Establish Minimum Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Safety Officers
In Support of the Court Fee Intercept Legislation in the United States Congress
In Support of Promoting a Culture of Transparency and Accountability through Court System Performance Measure
In Support of NACM Model Code of Conduct
In Support of Improvements to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System
In Support of State Court Efforts to Advance the Rule of Court Governing Presiding Judges
In Support of the Importance of Court Security
The Emergence of E-Everything
In Support of National Court Interpreter Legislation
In Support of Tax Refund Offset Legislation in the United States Congress
In Support of Measuring Court Performance
In Support of Working with the ABA's Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants
In Support of Federal Funding to Plan and Implement Programs Targeted at Juvenile and Adult Offenders with Mental Illness or Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders
In Support of Problem-Solving Court Principles and Methods
In Support of State Implementation of the State Court Guide to Statistical Reporting, 2003
State Judicial Branch Budgets in Times of Fiscal Crisis
In Support of NACM's Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines
Endorsing and Supporting: Judicial Education on Substance Abuse: Promoting and Expanding Judicial Awareness and Leadership
Tax Refund Offset Proposal to Further Compliance with Court Orders
In Support of a Leadership Role for CCJ and COSCA in the Development, Implementation and Coordination of Assistance Programs for Self-Represented Litigants
In Support of a National Study "Understanding the Jury"
In Support of Effective Management of Family Law Cases
In Support of Problem-Solving Courts
In Support of Principles of Effective Judicial Governance and Accountability
Amending the Federal Court Interpreter Legislation to Include the Territories and Commonwealths of the United States
In Support of Specialized Courts for the Management of Complex Litigation
In Support of Effective Judicial Governance and Accountability
Recognizing the Supreme Court of Guam as the Highest Court of Guam - January 2003
Implementation of Automation Standards

Court Performance
In Support of the Model Time Standards for State and Territorial Appellate Courts
In Support of the Court Statistics Project
In Support of Measuring Appellate Court Performance

Court Security
In Support of SecureCourts Pilot Project, An initiative of the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence
In Support of ABA Resolution 106 Regarding Funding for Court Security
In Support of Emergency Preparedness in Dependency Matters
In Support of the Importance of Court Security - February 2012
In Support of the United States Marshal Service Concept to Establish a National Center for Judicial Security
Emergency Preparedness in the State Courts
In Support of the Importance of Court Security

Court Technology
Encouraging Consideration of Principles For Courthouses of the Future
The Emergence of E-Everything
Regarding Approval of the Guidelines for State Trial Courts on Discovery of Electronically-Stored Information

Courts and Families
In Support of Reforms to Improve the Outcomes for Children in the Child Welfare System
In Support of Increased Judicial Involvement to Expedite Movement of Children Under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
In Support of Implementation of the Recommendations of the Defending Childhood Report
Urging the Congress to Respect Separation of Powers and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Enacting Legislation to Address Child Custody
In Support of White House Conference on Children and Youth
In Support of the National Center for State Courts - Elder Abuse and the Courts Working Group

Criminal - Adult
In Support of Improving the State Courts’ Response to Human Trafficking
Endorsing the Doing Justice Executive Summit’s Consensus Statement State Representative Payee Programs
In Support of the Judicial Criminal Justice/Mental Health Leadership Initiative
Urging a Greater Collaborative Process in the Allocation of Byrne JAG Criminal Justice Funding
In Support of the Guiding Principles on Using Risk and Needs Assessment Information in the Sentencing Process
In Support of Increasing Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System by Reducing the Risk of Wrongful Convictions
In Support of Gathering Further Information Concerning the Effects of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 to Determine Whether Amendments Are Needed
In Support of a CCJ/COSCA Leadership Role to Encourage Effective Implementation of the Interstate Compact on Adult Offender Supervision
In Support of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine
In Support of the Interstate Compact on Adult Offender Supervision

Criminal - Juvenile
Reaffirming Support for the Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act
In Support of the Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act
In Support of the JUVENILE DELINQUENCY GUIDELINES: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases

Disqualification/Recusal
Urging Adoption of Procedures for Deciding Judicial Disqualification/Recusal Motions: Ensuring a Fair and Impartial Process

Domestic Violence
Support of Point of Contact Positions in State Administrative Offices of the Courts to Improve Court Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
Policy Statement
In Support of Implementation of the Recommendations of the Defending Childhood Report
Safety and Accountability: State Courts and Domestic Violence
In Support of Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act - February 2012
In Support of Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act - July 2010
In Support of the National Center for State Courts’ “Elder Abuse and the Courts Working Group”
In Support of Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act - August 2005
Safety and Accountability: State Courts and Domestic Violence
In Support of a Study of the Impact of Community Supervision on Convicted Felony Sex Offenders

Drug Courts/Substance Abuse
Urging Federal Funding Entities to Allocate Drug Court Funds Through the Highest Judicial Authority of States and Territories
In Support of the National Drug Court Evaluation
Endorsing and Supporting: Judicial Education on Substance Abuse: Promoting and Expanding Judicial Awareness and Leadership
In Support of ABA Proposed Standard for Procedures in Drug Treatment Courts

Elder Abuse
In Support of Financial Institutions Collaboratively Addressing Suspected Financial Exploitation of Elders
In Support of Pro Bono Legal Service Programs to Assist the Elderly
In Support of the Creation of an Office of Elder Justice within the United States Department of Justice and the Appropriation of Funds to Implement the Elder Abuse Victims Act
Encouraging Collaboration Between State Courts and Federal and State Representative Payee Programs
In Support of The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act
In Support of The Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act
Endorsing the Report of the CCJ/COSCA Joint Task Force on Elders and the Courts
In Support of the NCSC Concept Paper, State Courts and Elder Abuse: Ensuring Justice for Older Americans

Federalism
Policy Statement
In Support of Preserving Traditional State Court Regulation of Lawyers and Opposing Expanded Federal Agency Regulation of Lawyers and the Practice of Law
Urging the Congress to Respect Separation of Powers and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Enacting Legislation to Address Child Custody
Urging the United States Government to Respect State Policies and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Enacting Legislation to Implement the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements
Urging the Congress to Respect Separation of Powers and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Enacting Legislation to Establish Minimum Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Safety Officers
Urging the United States Congress to Consider State Policies and Principles of Federalism with Regard to the Governance of State-Chartered Business Corporations
Urging the United States Congress to Consider State Policies and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Reforming Health Care Liability Systems
In Support of the Efforts by the U.S. Congress to Promote Respect for Principles of Federalism and Separation of Powers
Regarding Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product

Federal Policies Implementation
Policy Statement

Fines and Fees
In Support of the Court Fee Intercept Legislation in the United States Congress (2013)
In Support of the Court Fee Intercept Legislation in the United States Congress
Tax Refund Offset Proposal to Further Compliance with Court Orders

Funding
To Encourage Congress to Provide Adequate Funding for Court Interpretation Services
Urging a Greater Collaborative Process in the Allocation of Byrne JAG Criminal Justice Funding

Guardianship - Adults
In Support of Point of Contact Positions in State Administrative Offices of the Courts to Improve Guardianship/Conservatorship Practices
Encouraging Consideration of the Standards and Recommendations from the Third National Guardianship Summit
In Support of the National College of Probate Judges
Encouraging Collection of Data on Adult Guardianship, Adult Conservatorship, and Elder Abuse Cases by All States
In Support of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act

Independence of State Judicial Systems
Regarding the Investor-State Dispute Resolution Provisions of the Revised Model Bilateral Investment Treaty
Urging the Congress to Respect Separation of Powers and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Enacting Legislation to Establish Minimum Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Safety Officers
In Support of Promoting a Culture of Transparency and Accountability through Court System Performance Measures
In Opposition to Federal Usurpation of State Court Authority as Guaranteed by the United States Constitution

Information Sharing
Policy Statement
Resolution on Furthering the Court Leadership Role in Justice Information Sharing
Integrated Justice Information Systems

Intergovernmental Relations
To Continue the Improved Operating Relations Among Tribal, State and Federal Judicial Systems

International
In Support of Due Process and Judicial Independence in the Aftermath of the Military Coup Attempt in Turkey
In Support of Regulations Permitting Limited Practice by Foreign Lawyers in the United States to Address Issues Arising from Legal Market Globalization and Cross-Border Legal Practice
To Urge Congress to Provide Funding for State Court Cases Involving Unaccompanied Alien Children
In Support of the Framework Created by the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Supreme Court to Address Issues Arising from Legal Market Globalization and Cross-Border Legal Practice
To Call Upon the United States Trade Representative to Negotiate, and the United States Congress to Approve, Provisions in Trade Agreements that Recognize and Support the Sovereignty of State Judicial Systems To Regulate the Admissions and Performance Standards for All Persons Seeking to Practice as Lawyers in Each State
Regarding the Investor-State Dispute Resolution Provisions of the Revised Model Bilateral Investment Treaty
Urging the United States Government to Respect State Policies and Principles of Federalism with Regard to Enacting Legislation to Implement the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements
Endorsing in Principle the Recommended Changes to the ABA Model Rules Regarding Practice by Foreign Lawyers
In Support of Resources Needed to Facilitate Compliance with Family Law Related International Treaties
To Encourage Appointment of State Points of Contact to Facilitate Compliance with Family Law Related International Treaties
In Support of the International Framework for Court Excellence
In Support of Cooperation Among United States and Australian Bar Admission and Lawyer Disciplinary Bodies
Regarding Adoption of Rules on the Licensing and Practice of Foreign Legal Consultants
Regarding Provisions in International Trade Agreements Affecting the Sovereignty of State Judicial Systems and the Enforcement of State Court Judgments

Judicial Conduct
In Support of American Bar Association Resolution 105C
Urging Adoption of the Judicial Disqualification Resolution by the ABA and Consideration of the Resolution and Report by Conference Members
Expression of Gratitude to Counsel for the Conference of Chief Justices' Amicus Brief in Caperton v. Massey
In Support of Adopting the Format and Numbering System of the 2007 ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct
Opposing the Report of the ABA Joint Commission to Evaluate the Model Code of Judicial Conduct in Light of its Failure to Provide for Enforceability of the Canon on 'Appearance of Impropriety'
In Support of Expanding Rule 2.2 of the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct to Reference Cases Involving Self-Representing Litigants
In Support of Modification of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct to Encourage Judicial Leadership
In Support of Modification of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct to Encourage Effective Judicial Management of Litigation

Judicial Ethics
Urging Adoption of Procedures for Deciding Judicial Disqualification/Recusal Motions: Ensuring a Fair and Impartial Process

Judicial Governance and Accountability
Policy Statement
In Support of Effective Judicial Governance and a Culture of Transparency and Accountability
In Support of Principles of Effective Judicial Governance and Accountability

Judicial Independence
In Support of an Effective, Impartial & Independent Judiciary in Kosovo

Judicial Selection/Compensation
Endorsing the National Association of Women Judges’ Resolution on Diversity in Trial Court Appointments
In Support of the National Association of Women Judges' Informed Voters Project
In Support of Providing Voters with Background Information for Judicial Candidates
In Support of the Election Law Program, a Joint Project of the National Center for State Courts and the William and Mary Law School
In Support of Efforts to Increase State and Territorial Judicial Compensation
In Support of a Policy Statement Regarding Judicial Compensation
Judicial Elections are Different from Other Elections
In Support of Action to Improve Judicial Selection and Improve Public Confidence in the Judiciary

Jury
In Support of the American Bar Association Principles for Juries and Jury Trials
In Support of a National Study "Understanding the Jury"

Juveniles
Reaffirming Support for the Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act
Commending the Models for Change Initiative
In Support of the Statement of Best Practices for State Funding of Civil Legal Aid Prepared by the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives 
In Support of the Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (2014)
In Support of the Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act
In Support of the JUVENILE DELINQUENCY GUIDELINES: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases

Lawyer Conduct
Recommending Consideration of ABA Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Services
Commending to the Conference of Chief Justices the American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable Policy Paper on Increasing the Professionalism of American Lawyers
In Support of the Voluntary Good Practices Guidance for Lawyers to Detect and Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
In Support of Cooperation Among United States and Australian Bar Admission and Lawyer Disciplinary Bodies
Regarding Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product
In Support of the Establishment of State Committees on Attorney-Client Privilege 
In Support of Amendments to Rules 1.6(b)(2), 1.6(b)(3) and 1.13 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct Proposed by the ABA
Task Force on Corporate Responsibility

DNA Testing and Competent Counsel
In Support of Rule 1.6(b)(2) and 1.6(b)(3) of Ethics 2000
Competent Counsel and DNA Testing
National Action Plan on Lawyer Conduct and Professionalism

Lawyer Qualifications
In Support of the Framework Created by the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Supreme Court to Address Issues Arising from Legal Market Globalization and Cross-Border Legal Practice

Legal Education
Commending the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education Report
In Support of the National Client Protection Organization’s Standards For Evaluating Lawyers Funds For Client Protection
In Support of Encouraging Pro Bono Service in Law Schools
Encouraging Consideration of the Revised National Probate Court Standards
In Support of the American Bar Association as the Accrediting Authority for Legal Education in the United States
Encouraging the Teaching of State Constitutional Law Courses
Encouraging Cooperation in Creating an Efficient System for Tracking Bar Examination Passage Rates for all Law School Graduates
Regarding Authorization for Australian Lawyers to Sit for State Bar Examinations
Regarding Accreditation of Legal Education in Common Law Countries by the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar

Legal Services Corporation
Reaffirming the Critical Importance of Adequate Funding of the Legal Services Corporation 
In Support of Continued Federal Funding for the Legal Services Corporation - July 2012
In Support of Continued Federal Funding for the Legal Services Corporation - February 2012
In Support of the Federal Legal Services Corporation
In Support of Continued Funding for the Legal Services Corporation Commensurate with Its Vital Role in the Administration of Justice
In Support of Increased Federal Funding For the Legal Services Corporation - August 2009

Mass Torts
Encouraging Consideration of the Standards for Operation of Screening Vans and Other Forms of Mass Screening for Asbestos-Related Conditions
Encouraging Consideration of the Model Asbestos Pre-Trial Case Management Order Adopted by the American Bar Association
Encouraging Consideration of the Model Statute of Limitations for Asbestos Claims Adopted by the American Bar Association

Mental Health
In Support of Reforms to Effectively Address the Needs of Persons with Mental Illness Who Come into Contact with the Court System
In Support of Federal Funding to Plan and Implement Programs Focused on Offenders with Mental Illness or Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders
In Support of the Judicial Criminal Justice/Mental Health Leadership Initiative

Multi-Jurisdiction Practice
In Support of Regulations Permitting Limited Practice by Foreign Lawyers in the United States to Address Issues Arising from Legal Market Globalization and Cross-Border Legal Practice
Directing the National Center for State Courts to Promote Communication and Best Practices for the Management of Like-Kind Litigation That Spans Multiple State Jurisdictions and Federal Districts
In Support of the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (UIDDA)
In Support of Cooperation Among United States and European Disciplinary Bodies
Resolution Regarding Adoption of Rules on Temporary Practice by Foreign Lawyers
Regarding Adoption of Rules on the Licensing and Practice of Foreign Legal Consultants
Regarding the ABA Commission on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice

NIJ Research
In Support of Greater Emphasis on Court Issues in the National Institute of Justice Research Agenda for FY2000

Other
Encouraging Consideration of Recommended Steps and Practices For the Recruitment, Selection and Retention of State Court Administrators
To Commend the Members and Staff of the Conference of Chief Justices Civil Justice Improvements Committee for Their Work to Produce Recommendations to Improve Civil Justice in State Courts as Set Forth in the “Call to Action: Achieving Civil Justice for All”
In Support of the Call to Action and Recommendations of the Civil Justice Improvements Committee to Improve Civil Justice in State Courts
Expression of Gratitude to Counsel for the Conference of Chief Justice's Amicus Briefs in Wolfson v. Concannon and Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar
In Recognition and Appreciation of Brenda A. Williams
In Support of Financial Institutions Collaboratively Addressing Suspected Financial Exploitation of Elders
In Recognition and Appreciation of Chief Justice Jim Hannah
In Recognition of the Achievements of Mary C. McQueen and the Establishment of the Mary C. McQueen Court Leadership Award
In Recognition of Roy A. Schotland
In Recognition of Richard Zorza
In Recognition of William F. Dressel
In Memory of Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico
Recognizing the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands as the Highest Court of the Virgin Islands
In Appreciation of Sue Dosal
In Recognition and Appreciation of Hulett H. "Bucky" Askew
In Support of the 2010-2015 National Agenda of the National Association for Court Management
In Support of the National College of Probate Judges
In Memory of the Honorable Matthew J. Perry
In Support of the American Inns of Court Movement
In Support of Producing a Pictorial History of State Courts of Last Resort
Urging Clarification of the Applicability of the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule
In Support of the State Supreme Court Initiative Proposed by the National Center for State Courts and the William & Mary Law School
In Support of Diversity of Judicial Law Clerks Working for State Court Judges
In Support of the National Center for State Courts' Effort to Secure Federal Funding for its State Courts Improvement Initiative
In Support of Improvements to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System
In Support of State Court Efforts to Advance the Rule of Court Governing Presiding Judges
In Support of Federal Legislation to Create Incentives to Law Students to Participate in Public Service Occupations After Graduation

Pretrial Release
Endorsing the Conference of State Court Administrators Policy Paper on Evidence-Based Pretrial Release

Privacy and Public Access
Reaffirming the Commitment to Meaningful Access to Justice for All
In Support of State Counts of Cases with Self-Represented Litigants and Cases with Interpreters
In Support of National Court Interpreter Legislation
In Support of the American Bar Association's "And Justice for All" National Issues Forum Program
In Support of Congress Working with State Courts on the Issue of Social Security Number Redaction Requirement
Endorsing and Supporting Public Access to Court Records: Guidelines for Policy Development by State Courts

Probate Courts
Encouraging Consideration of the Revised National Probate Court Standards

Problem Solving Courts
In Support of Flexibility for Federal Funding for Problem-Solving Courts
Strengthening the Relationship between the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators and Problem-Solving Court Coordinators

Public Trust & Confidence
In Support of the National Client Protection Organization’s Standards For Evaluating Lawyers Funds For Client Protection
In Support of State Supreme Court Leadership to Promote Procedural Fairness
In Support of Sentencing Practices that Promote Public Safety and Reduce Recidivism
In Support of a Liaison to and Stable Funding for the Self-Represented Litigation Network
In Support of Civic Education

Racial and Ethnic Fairness Policy Statement
In Support of a National Campaign to Ensure the Racial and Ethnic Fairness of America's State Courts
Affirming the Support of the National Consortium of Task Forces and Commissions on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts

Rule of Law
In Support of the Effective Rule of Law Program in Kosovo
In Support of the Rule of Law Conference Commemorating the First Permanent English Settlement in Jamestown, Virginia
In Support of Funding and Programs to Strengthen the Rule of Law and Improve the Administration of Justice Throughout the World

Security and Emergency Preparedness
In Support of Emergency Preparedness in Dependency Matters
In Support of the Importance of Court Security
In Support of the United States Marshal Service Concept to Establish a National Center for Judicial Security
Emergency Preparedness in the State Courts

Self-Represented Litigants
In Support of State Counts of Cases with Self-Represented Litigants and Cases with Interpreters
In Support of Expanding Rule 2.2 of the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct to Reference Cases Involving Self-Representing Litigants
In Support of a Liaison to and Stable Funding for the Self-Represented Litigation Network
In Support of a Leadership Role for CCJ and COSCA in the Development, Implementation and Coordination of Assistance Programs for Self-Represented Litigants

Sentencing
Endorsing the Doing Justice Executive Summit’s Consensus Statement State Representative Payee Programs
In Support of the Guiding Principles on Using Risk and Needs Assessment Information in the Sentencing Process
In Appreciation to The Pew Charitable Trusts
In Support of HOPE Program Initiatives
In Support of Sentencing Practices that Promote Public Safety and Reduce Recidivism

State Justice Institute
In Support of Increased Funding for the State Justice Institute
In Support of the State Justice Institute
In Support of Funding for the State Justice Institute

Technology
Regarding Approval of the Guidelines for State Trial Courts on Discovery of Electronically-Stored Information

Tribal/State/Federal Relations Resolutions
To Encourage Greater Collaboration Between State Courts and Tribal Courts to Protect Native American Children
In Support of the "Walking on Common Ground: Pathways to Equal Justice" Federal/State/Tribal Symposium