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CCJSCA White Paper Addresses Intermediate Appellate Courts

A recently released white paper from the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal (CCJSCA) titled, The Role of State Intermediate Appellate Courts: Principles for Adapting to Change, joins the list of SJI-supported resources available to the state appellate courts (SJI-10-T-152). The paper describes how CCJSCA and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) studied the evolution of the role played by intermediate appellate courts (IACs) and their core functions. The study also examined the impact of the fiscal crisis on the IACs, and how they have adapted to those challenges.

The white paper is available on the SJI website.