National Conference of State Trial Judges (NCSTJ)

The NCSTJ is the oldest, largest and most prestigious organization of general jurisdiction trial judges in the country, and acts as an advocate for trial judges on issues affecting state trial judges and the courts throughout the nation, and represents trial judges’ interests through the voice of the ABA.

NCSTJ News and Updates

Become a NCSTJ Delegate

Look into being a State Trial Judge Delegate by reaching out to your Supreme Court or its designated appointing body and letting them know you’re interested. For a list of openings, please contact Amanda Banninga at

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NCSTJ Committees

September 1st marks the beginning of the new association year. It also marks the opening of the enrollment period to join a NCSTJ Committee. It's the perfect time for new members to get involved and current committee members to re-enroll. The Committees contribute and assist the initiatives and work of the National Conference of State Trial Judges. Get involved and JOIN today!

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Donating to the Judicial Division demonstrates your commitment to the improvement of the justice system. We serve as the judicial voice of the ABA and your tax-deductible contribution supports policies, programming and projects affecting the judiciary on a national level. Please consider the Judicial Division for online donations, gifts, or planned giving. Please check the drop-down menu for specific conferences, or support the work of the Division.

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Amanda Banninga, Conference Manager, 800.238.2667 ext. 5450, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654