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  • So You Want to Be DC's Attorney General?

    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).

  • Post-Arrest Legislation Introducted

    On June 4, the DC Council introduced the "Post-Arrest Process Clarification Amendment Act of 2013" to improve DC's post-arrest process.

  • Stewart Dinner Celebrates Jim Sandman, Jess Rosenbaum, and Bill Garber

    What a night! Thank you to all our guests who joined us for the 17th Annual Justice Potter Stewart Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 9.

  • CCE Jury Education Program Wraps Up for the School Year

    CCE Jury Education Program Wraps Up for the School Year

    The Council for Court Excellence’s School Jury Education program had another successful run for the 2012-2013 school year. The program visited sixteen DC public and charter schools throughout the city reaching schools in all eight wards.

  • Public Forum on DC Court of Appeals Chief Judge

    Public Forum on DC Court of Appeals Chief Judge

    The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission is pleased to announce a public forum to meet and hear from Chief Judge Eric T. Washington, the sole candidate for redesignation as Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

  • CCE Releases Post-Arrest Report

    CCE Releases Post-Arrest Report

    CCE's Post-Arrest Report describes, for the first time, DC's unique post-arrest process and makes recommendations for its improvement.

  • 2013 Stewart Award Honorees are Sandman, Rosenbaum, Garber

    2013 Stewart Award Honorees are Sandman, Rosenbaum, Garber

    On May 9, 2013, CCE will honor James Sandman, Jessica Rosenbaum, and William Garber with the 17th Annual Justice Potter Stewart Awards.

  • Remembering Gordon Forester

    Remembering Gordon Forester

    Gordon Forester, an active CCE Board Director for over 20 years, passed away on March 23, 2013 after a long illness. The following reflection was written by Sam Harahan, Founding Executive Director (1982-2002), and Jim Mercurio, former CCE Vice President.

  • CCE mourns the death of Mrs. Andy Stewart

    CCE mourns the death of Mrs. Andy Stewart

    CCE mourns the passing of CCE Board Director Andy Stewart, Justice Potter Stewart's widow. Mrs. Stewart stands between former CCE President Ken Starr and former US Attorney General Janet Reno.

  • D.C. Bar Nominations Committee Announces Elections

    The D.C. Bar Nominations Committee recently announced the selection of candidates for the president-elect for the 2013-2014 term as well as other bar positions.

  • CCE convenes community stakeholders to combat notario fraud

    CCE convenes community stakeholders to combat notario fraud

    This group, chaired by David Zetoony of Bryan Cave LLP, meets monthly to share information about fraudulent legal advisers, or "notarios," operating in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and to discuss strategies to governmental and private enforcement actions to stop their activities.

  • CCE testifies before DC Council and the Task Force on Restoration of Rights

    CCE testifies before DC Council and the Task Force on Restoration of Rights

    On February 14, CCE testified before DC Council performance hearings regarding the Office of Administrative Hearings and also the Office on Returning Citizen Affairs. On February 20, we testified before the Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction.

  • Presenting our 2012 Annual Report

    Presenting our 2012 Annual Report

    In this Report, we cover high-impact projects such as: CCE's popular report on Pedetrian Safety in the District; our new initiative convening a working group to combat Notario Fraud; four great presentations from our Bench-Bar-Media Dialogue series; the 2012 Stewart Dinner honoring Jack Keeney, Jr. and Jim Lyons; and more!

  • CCE attends national conferences with relevance to on-going school discipline project

    CCE attends national conferences with relevance to on-going school discipline project

    CCE’s School Discipline Project is analyzing both the content and the operation of DC’s public and charter school discipline codes. Our research and network-building around this issue were bolstered by attendance at a UCLA conference on Closing the School Discipline Gap, and a Georgetown conference on Positive Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Youth.

  • A chat with DC Councilmember Tommy Wells

    A chat with DC Councilmember Tommy Wells

    CCE Board Director Cliff Keenan sat down with DC Council Member Tommy Wells to talk about priorities across the DC justice system. Wells was recently appointed to chair the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety.

  • Hillary Evans joins CCE staff as Policy Analyst

    Hillary Evans joins CCE staff as Policy Analyst

    Join us in extending a warm welcome to CCE’s newest team member, Hillary Evans! Hillary is CCE’s Policy Analyst, leading our mission in the areas of Children in the Courts, Public Service, and Access to Justice.

  • After 20 years, Priscilla Skillman retires but stays close to CCE

    After 20 years, Priscilla Skillman retires but stays close to CCE

    December 28, 2012 marked Priscilla's last official day with CCE, where she was the Assistant Director for 20 years. But she is still close to the CCE family.

  • School Jury Programs are in busy season

    School Jury Programs are in busy season

    The beginning of the calendar year brings us into a marathon of Jury Education programs. CCE will visit every ward of DC this school year, engaging hundreds of students.

  • DC Council takes important step in passing reentry legislation

    DC Council takes important step in passing reentry legislation

    The Reentry Facilitation Act of 2012 will provide more protection for employers that hire people with criminal records.

  • DC Council hearing on truancy relates to new CCE project

    DC Council hearing on truancy relates to new CCE project

    We are examining how suspension and expulsion may drive kids into the juvenile justice system

 
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