The Council for Court Excellence works to improve the administration of justice in the local and federal courts and related agencies in the Washington metropolitan area. Formed in Washington, DC in January 1982, the Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization.
CCE recently hosted a lively, thought-provoking panel discussion entitled "Changing Perceptions of Jury Service," moderated by CCE Director Jay Hulme of Arent Fox and featuring CCE Director Paulette Chapman of Koonz, McKenney; Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for DC; and Professor Andrew Ferguson of the David A. Clarke School of Law at UDC.
The Council for Court Excellence has joined with six other organizations to sponsor a forum to publicize the upcoming election of DC’s Attorney General. The forum will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Moot Court Room (Building 52, Room 518) at UDC’s David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW (near Yuma).
On June 4, the DC Council introduced the "Post-Arrest Process Clarification Amendment Act of 2013" to improve DC's post-arrest process.