Committee Overview

The purpose of the Long Range Planning Committee, a Standing Committee of the Council of Chief Judges, is to continually assess the Council's effectiveness and progress in implementing recommendations, identifying areas of improvement, and making recommendations regarding the future direction of the Council.
An Administration of Justice Committee has been established and given the following two charges: (1) to make recommendations to the Executive Committee in response to requests to the Council to take formal positions on issues affecting the administration of justice of a member state's judicial system, and (2) to make recommendations to the Executive Committee whether the Council should publicly support resolutions that the Conference of Chief Justices approves in matters relating to public service and the administration of justice.
The objective of the Education Committee is to fulfill the primary educational mission of the Council by planning and conducting the education sessions at the Council's annual conference.
The current Education Committee is renamed the Annual Conference Committee and shall continue the duties of planning the education program for the annual conference.
The objectives of the Membership Committee are to: (1)To attract new chiefs to our organization, including those who have recently become chief judges and those who have never been involved with the Council and (2) to maintain the interest of chiefs who attend our conference so that they will become active members of the Council.
The purpose of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal Newsletter is to inspire, educate and encourage excellence among Chief Judges. In 2008, The Chief Brief was created and is disseminated to the membership at least three times per year.
The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to fill offices and positions on the Council of Chief Judges Executive Committee. A strength of the Council of Chief Judges of State Courts of Appeal (CCJSCA) is the broad spectrum of member court experiences and practices, which is shared among members as they examine ways to deal with common problems and learn about effective programs instituted in other intermediate appellate courts.
The purpose of the Resolutions Committee is to express appreciation and give recognition to individuals and organizations for their support and commitment to the organization. Resolutions are also submitted that formally declare the Council's views and policies on issues and events affecting its work and the administration of justice.
Award Available Scholarship Funds to timely applicants for financial assistance to attend the CCJSCA Annual Conference from funds allocated for that purpose by the Executive Committee criteria for award to be included in Scholarship Application form and instructions for Scholarship Funds sent with Registration Materials for Annual Conference
The Executive Committee of the Council shall consist of the officers of the Council, the immediate past President, five elected members of the Council, and one additional member to be appointed by the President.
The Committee’s objectives are to review financial policies of the organization and propose modifications to both solidify the organization’s short-term financial health and promote long-term financial stability.
The website committee is responsible for updating CCJSCA's website.
The purpose of the Development Committee is to spearhead funding-raising efforts on behalf of the Council.

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