The Value of CCJSCA Membership

The Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal (CCJSCA), an organization affiliated with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), was formed in 1980 as “a body for consultation” and education “concerning the improvement of the administration of justice, rules and methods of procedure, and the organization and operation of state intermediate appellate courts.” It is comprised of the chief judges of the courts of appeal in the 39 states with such courts. Judges who will become chief judges within the next year also can participate, as can former chief judges. Membership in the CCJSCA provides many benefits to a chief judge and his or her court, including:

  • An annual educational conference
  • Active committees
  • The CCJSCA website
  • The Chief Brief newsletter
  • Our relationship with the National Center for State Courts


Educational Opportunities

The Council provides access to many educational  resources including  educational modules,  videos and information on web based educational programs.  View them in the  Learning Center

Committee Opportunities

The Council’s mission is accomplished  through the work of its committees.  For a description of the work assigned to each committee , see the  Committee Overview.