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  • 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.

  • Tamika Tremaglio, Deloitte’s Greater Washington Managing Principal, Named CCE Chair for 2018-2019

    Tamika Tremaglio, Deloitte’s Greater Washington Managing Principal, Named CCE Chair for 2018-2019

    CCE is proud to announce that this summer the Board of Directors elected Tamika L. Tremaglio, Deloitte LLP’s Greater Washington Managing Principal, as its new chair for 2018-2020. Tremaglio replaces the Honorable Sven Erik Holmes, the Vice Chairman, Legal, Risk and Regulatory, and Chief Legal Officer for KPMG LLP, who has served as chair since July 2016. Tremaglio has expressed excitement to return to CCE after being introduced to the organization early in her career.

  • CCE Sends Letter to U.S. Senators on Need to fill DC Judicial Vacancies

    CCE Sends Letter to U.S. Senators on Need to fill DC Judicial Vacancies

    On Monday, July 30, Irvin Nathan, in his capacity as President of the Council for Court Excellence, sent a letter to select members of the United States Senate to encourage their action in confirming judicial nominations for the D.C. Superior Court and the D.C. Court of Appeals.

  • Misty Thomas named Council for Court Excellence Executive Director

    Misty Thomas named Council for Court Excellence Executive Director

    The Council for Court Excellence's Executive Committee named Misty C. Thomas as CCE's new Executive Director. Ms. Thomas brings her years of experience representing indigent clients in both civil and criminal matters in the District and directing two legal reform non-profit organizations, to further CCE's vital mission to enhance D.C.'s justice system and ensure that all people who rely on our courts and government are served fairly and effectively.

  • 2018 Justice Potter Stewart Awards Dinner

    2018 Justice Potter Stewart Awards Dinner

    Highlights from our wonderful annual event honoring Patrick McGlone of Ullico Inc., Karen Barker Marcou of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Katherine S. Broderick of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.

  • Select Media Coverage of CCE's report on the DC DBH

    Select Media Coverage of CCE's report on the DC DBH

    Check out some select media coverage on CCE's report.

  • Report on the DC Department of Behavioral Health and the DC Criminal Justice System

    Report on the DC Department of Behavioral Health and the DC Criminal Justice System

    On February 26, 2018, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor released a report examining the intersections of the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health and the D.C. criminal justice system. The Council for Court Excellence prepared the report entitled, "Improving Mental Health Services and Outcomes for All: D.C.'s Department of Behavioral Health and the Justice System."

  • Board Meeting Recap & Holiday Reception

    Board Meeting Recap & Holiday Reception

    As part of CCE's semi-annual board of directors meeting, we had a robust panel discussion on pending criminal record sealing legislation. Plus, CCE's annual holiday reception...

  • CCE to receive 2017 G. Thomas Munsterman Award

    The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has selected the Council for Court Excellence to receive the 2017 G. Thomas Munsterman Award for Jury Innovation.

  • Beyond Second Chances Re-entry Forum Recap

    Beyond Second Chances Re-entry Forum Recap

    On February 14, the Council for Court Excellence held its Beyond Second Chances Re-entry Forum as a follow-up to the ground-breaking report CCE released in December 2016.

  • Fair Chance Business Pledge

    The Council for Court Excellence and D.C.’s Department of Small and Local Business Development challenge businesses and consumers to take the “Fair Chance Business Pledge.” This pledge represents a call-to-action for all members of D.C.’s private sector to improve their community by eliminating barriers for those with a criminal record who are returning home. READ MORE and TAKE THE PLEDGE.

  • Strategic Plan, 2017-2021

    Strategic Plan, 2017-2021

    At its December 2016 meeting, CCE's board of directors approved a strategic plan for 2017-2021.

  • Select media coverage of Beyond Second Chances report

    Select media coverage of Beyond Second Chances report

    Check out an interview on "NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt" and pieces in "The Washington Post."

  • Beyond Second Chances report

    Beyond Second Chances report

    Through a review of previously unreleased data and a series of in-depth interviews with returning citizens and service providers, "Beyond Second Chances: Returning Citizens’ Re-entry Struggles and Successes in the District of Columbia," provides the most complete picture to date of the challenges that returning citizens face in D.C. and offers recommendations to help them succeed when reintegrating into their communities.

  • June Kress to step down in 2017

    June Kress to step down in 2017

    June B. Kress, D.Crim., has announced that she will step down from the Council for Court Excellence (CCE) after leading the organization as executive director for more than 12 years. Dr. Kress will continue with CCE through mid-2017 to ensure a smooth and successful transition for her successor.

  • CCE Announces Application for Earl J. Silbert Fellowship

    The Silbert Fellowship is named for Earl J. Silbert, former president of the Council for Court Excellence, and is awarded to an individual studying at the graduate level who demonstrates a passion for improving the justice system as exemplified by Mr. Silbert throughout his career. Click heading for complete information and application instructions.

  • Report on the DC Office of Administrative Hearings

    On September 8, 2016, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor released a report examining the statutory duties, management, operations, and performance of the DC Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), established in 2001 to increase the quality and fairness of administrative justice in the District government. The Council for Court Excellence prepared the report entitled, "Administrative Justice in the District of Columbia: Recommendations to Improve DC's Office of Administrative Hearings."

  • Program Highlights, January-June 2016

    Program Highlights, January-June 2016

    Check out some of CCE's accomplishments during the first half of 2016... and get a sneak preview of what's on the horizon for the rest of the year.

  • Perceptions of Public Safety

    Perceptions of Public Safety

    In 2015, the Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) chose CCE to collaborate on a project to survey District residents about public safety and community-police relations. On June 28, 2016, CPDC released the report detailing CCE’s findings and recommendations.

  • Civil Gideon Roundtable

    On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie will convene an official public roundtable to consider “Civil Gideon” and expanding access to justice in the District of Columbia. The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law will host the roundtable.

 
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