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  • Join CCE at our Fall 2019 Bench-Bar-Media Dialogue Program!

    Join CCE at our Fall 2019 Bench-Bar-Media Dialogue Program!

    Join us on November 19 for our latest Bench-Bar-Media Dialogue program, “Journalism Isn’t Justice – Examining Both Roles in the Era of #MeToo.”

  • Nominations for the 2020 Justice Potter Stewart Award are invited through October 25

    Nominations for the 2020 Justice Potter Stewart Award are invited through October 25

    The Council for Court Excellence is accepting nominations for the 2020 Justice Potter Stewart Award through Friday, October 25, 2019.

  • August 21st Community Town Hall on Jails & Justice in DC

    August 21st Community Town Hall on Jails & Justice in DC

    The District Task Force on Jails and Justice, which CCE coordinates, is hosting a Town Hall on August 21 to give DC residents a chance to come and share their opinions and experiences with the Task Force members. Tell us what you think about building a new jail, funding services to meet community needs, and making our neighborhoods safer! Your voice is needed.

  • CCE on the Kojo Show

    CCE on the Kojo Show

    On July 26, 2019, CCE's Deputy Director, Emily Tatro, was a guest on WAMU's Kojo Nnandi show. Ms. Tatro was there to discuss CCE's reentry work, the challenges that men and women returning from incarceration face in the District, and some of the innovative programs that are working to help returning citizens get jobs and build professional skills.

  • July 2019 Newsletter

    July 2019 Newsletter

    Check out CCE's July newsletter to learn more about our current projects, updates on justice in the District, and ways you can get involved!

  • April 2019 Newsletter

    April 2019 Newsletter

    Check out CCE's latest newsletter to learn more about our current projects and ways you can get involved!

  • CCE Publishes New Guide to Help D.C. Residents Navigate Complex Legal Decisions

    CCE Publishes New Guide to Help D.C. Residents Navigate Complex Legal Decisions

    When Adults Need Help Making Decisions and Managing Daily Affairs, a guide that explains in non-technical language the resources that are available to people in the D.C. area who, because of illness, physical or intellectual disabilities, aging, injury or dementia, may need extra help when making important life decisions. This guide can help D.C. residents and family members, social workers, lawyers, and anyone who is seeking to support a loved one who may need assistance making legal, financial, educational, or medical decisions.

  • CCE Awarded 2019 Grant to Study Building a New Jail in D.C.

    CCE to lead a citywide engagement effort to elevate community priorities as the District prepares to build a new correctional facility.

  • 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.

  • 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.

 
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