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.

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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.

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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

Strategic Planning
Chair: Hon. Heather A. Welch
Vice-Chair: Hon. Linda Bell

Committee Descriptions

View the charges for each NCSTJ Committees.