CCE Mission

Founded in 1982, the Council for Court Excellence (CCE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization that envisions a justice system in the District of Columbia that equitably serves its people and continues to be a model for creating stronger and more prosperous communities. CCE identifies and proposes solutions by collaborating with diverse stakeholders to conduct research, advance policy, educate the public, and increase civic engagement.

Latest News

  • Save the Date: Justice Potter Stewart Award Dinner!

    Save-the-Date! CCE's 2019 Justice Potter Stewart Award Dinner will be held on May 23rd, 2019. Join us in celebrating the contributions of Mark Herzog, Michele Roberts, and Charlie and Pauline Sullivan.

  • CCE Presents "Threats to the Third Branch" on December 4

    Prior to our Holiday Reception on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, CCE will be hosting a timely panel discussion on Threats to the Third Branch: Domestic and International Attacks on the American Judiciary, featuring Judge Jim Robertson, U.S. District Judge (Ret.); Suzanne Spaulding, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Sarah Turberville, The Constitution Project at the Project on Government Oversight.

  • Bench-Bar-Media Dialogue Series announced for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

    The Council for Court Excellence's popular Bench-Bar-Media Dialogue series is back! We are pleased to announce two upcoming programs on hot topics that impact justice and journalism - one on expungement and the "right to be forgotten" on November 14, and the second on some of the impacts of the #MeToo movement on the law and media.

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