What is the National Center for State Courts?

The mission of NCSC is to improve the administration of justice through leadership and service to state courts, and courts around the world. Through original research, consulting services, publications, and national educational programs, NCSC offers solutions that enhance court operations with the latest technology; collects and interprets the latest data on court operations nationwide; and provides information on proven "best practices" for improving court operations.

NCSC also disseminates information to state court leaders on key national policy issues, and helps advocate their policies with Congress as well as supporting several prestigious national organizations. For more than 30 years, court leaders have called on the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) for up-to-date information and hands-on assistance that helps them better serve the public.

Through original research, consulting services, publications, and national educational programs, NCSC offers solutions that enhance court operations with the latest technology; collects and interprets the latest data on court operations nationwide; and provides information on proven "best practices" for improving court operations in many areas, such as civil case management.

NCSC are active advocates of the use of Global Justice XML Data Model in state courts. In fact, they designed Wayfarer which is an exploration and discovery tool to help us navigate the often intimidating size of the GJXDM. The National Center for State Courts is also the publisher of the Court Technology Bulletin (CTB).

The CTB started publishing in 1978 and has been a leading source of information on the application of technology to the court community since that time. The CTB has now gone ''hi-tech'' as a continually updated online resource available in a variety of formats like HTML, plain text, RSS news feeds and e-mail summaries, customizable by topic and sent periodically to subscribers at no charge. Judges and court staff, or anyone interested in court technology, who want to do their jobs better by staying informed on subjects such as GJXDM, courtroom technology, conferences and education, and new trends in technology are encouraged to read the CTB.

NCSC Website: http://www.ncsc.org/default.aspx

NCSC GJXDM Page: http://www.ncsc.org/Services-and-Experts/Technology-tools/National-standards.aspx

Wayfarer: http://apps.ncsc.org/niem/

CTB Online: http://courttechbulletin.blogspot.com/