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Technical Assistance Available to Improve Civil Justice in the State Courts

In July 2016, the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) approved a resolution endorsing the Recommendations of its Civil Justice Improvements Committee. The Committee’s report, Call to Action: Achieving Justice for All, encourages the state courts to improve their civil justice systems by providing 13 recommendations.  Since then, the Call to Action and supporting materials have been accessed, downloaded, and reviewed thousands of times, garnering attention from all stakeholders, including state courts, academia, and the media.

The Civil Justice Initiative is supported by a partnership between the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), and Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver.  With continued support from SJI, the NCSC and IAALS will promote the implementation of these recommendations in state courts across the nation.  This collaboration includes providing education, technical assistance, and practical tools to assist state and local courts in improving civil justice systems.

Expert technical assistance is available to state and local courts to implement the Recommendations of the CCJ Civil Justice Improvements Committee.  To be considered for this technical assistance, please download and complete the full CJI Implementation Request for Technical Assistance form, and email to Blake Kavanagh, at

An NCSC representative will contact you to discuss the request, including identification of appropriate experts and the scope of work anticipated.