April 23, 2014



The ABA Fund for Justice and Education is 501(c)(3) charitable fund that support the public service and educational programs of the American Bar Association.

In addition to Judicial Division publications such as The Judges' Journal and the Judicial Division Record, the NCSTJ offers these publications directed toward your professional needs:

Litigation Control: The Trial Judge’s Key to Avoiding Delay
This manual will provide the trial judge with the tools to implement a system of docket control, whether the court setting is rural or urban or the system is computerized or manual.

Judicial Performance Evaluation Handbook and Guidelines
In 2005, the ABA House of Delegates approved a collection of updated guidelines intended to provide a model for the evaluation of judicial performance.

Through its active committees, the NCSTJ produces complimentary Best Practice Handbooks for its members!

Are Your Jury Pools Representative of the Community? 
This checklist touches on the issue of jury panels that do not represent a cross section of the community and provides 13 steps to help improve community representation of jury panels.

A Fair Trial: Jurors Use of Electronic Devices & the Internet
This handbook discusses the obstacles Judges face with  on how we can continue to insure that litigants receive a fair trial – one which is based solely on the evidence presented in the courtroom and maintain the privacy of jury deliberations – in light of the proliferation of information available electronically in the world today.

The Use of Independent Experts
This handbook was develop to assist trial judges in the selection of an independent expert in cases involving allegations, professional negligence or complex, scientific issues.