2023-2024 Committee Assignment List

  • Executive
    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.
  • Administration of Justice
    Administration of Justice The Administration of Justice Committee has been given the following responsibilities: (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 public.
  • Annual Conference Committee
    The current Education Committee is renamed the Annual Conference Committee and shall continue the duties of planning the education program for the annual conference.
  • Communications
    The Communications Committee oversees all communications-related activities of the Council. Both the website and newsletter committees are sub-committees of the Communications Committee, and each have a respective chair.
  • Development
    The purpose of the Development Committee is to spearhead funding-raising efforts on behalf of the Council.
  • Education
    The Education Committee is responsible for surveying the educational needs and desires of members and developing an Education Plan for consideration by the Annual Conference Committee, which designs the education curriculum for the annual conference.  It explores educational opportunities through collaboration with other organizations and creates year-round education programs for members to bridge the gap between annual conferences.
  • Finance
    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.
  • Membership
    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.
  • Newsletter
    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.
  • Nominating
    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.
  • Resolutions
    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.
  • Scholarship
    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
  • Security
    The security committee was to consider ways to address and improve security at our conferences, and to make recommendations to the annual conference committee (and the host judges) along with the executive committee.
  • SJI Task Force
    The SJI grant/ White Paper task force shall study and propose a grant for Executive Committee approval that assists the Council’s Education mission.
  • Strategic Planning & Evaluation Committee
    The purpose of the Strategic Planning & Evaluation 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.
  • Website
    The website committee is responsible for updating CCJSCA’s website.