NCSTJ Committees focus on improving the judicial process and the quality of justice. Our committees have produced numerous publications, including books on juvenile violence, judicial performance evaluation, court delay reduction and judicial fringe benefits, as well as a reference book for the orientation of new judges. Committees address such issues as judicial immunity, compensation, retirement and benefits, performance evaluation, jury standards, literacy, victim's rights and funding for the court system.
Enroll in a NCSTJ Committee
Aside from the benefits that you receive as a member of the ABA, the Judicial Division and the Conference, as a NCSTJ member, you will have access to the Conference's many committees and other entities which provide members with a lively and open forum for analysis, debate and education.
Conference committee members are very enthusiastic individuals committed to the cause of an efficient, independent judiciary. Many National Conference of State Trial Judges (NCSTJ) members have expressed the view that committee work has provided them with unprecedented professional and personal growth. We encourage members to become involved and to bring to the attention of these committees their ideas and concerns so that the objectives and interests of all members can be heard, understood and incorporated into NCSTJ proposals, projects and initiatives.
- NCSTJ Committee terms begin on September 1 and end August 31 annually.
- All Committee members must re-enroll on a yearly basis. Enrollment will NOT be carried over.
- You must be a current member of the Judicial Division National Conference of State Trial Judges.
- There is no fee to join a committee and is a benefit to NCSTJ members.
2018-2019 NCSTJ Committees
Chair: Hon. David M. Connors
Vice-Chair: Hon. Jill-Ellyn Straus
Chair: Hon. David Thomson
Vice-Chair: Hon. Nicole Colbert-Botchway
Chair: Hon. Linda Bell
Chair: Hon. Rachel L. Kretser
Vice-Chair: Hon. Vivien Medinilla
Co-Chair: Hon. David M. Connors
Co-Chair: Hon. Denise Langford Morris
Chair: Hon.Calvin Scott
Co-Chair: Hon. David Thomson
Co-Chair: Hon. Stephanie Domitrovich
Chair: Hon. Heather A. Welch
Vice-Chair: Hon. Linda Bell
View the charges for each NCSTJ Committees.