National Center for State Courts Law and Legal Definition

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is an independent, nonprofit court improvement organization. It acts as a clearinghouse for research information and comparative data to support improvement in judicial administration in state courts. The NCSC collects information by collaborative work with the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, and other associations of judicial leaders.

The NCSC is responsible for improving judicial administration in the U.S. and all around the globe. It functions as a think-tank, library, non-profit consulting firm for the courts, advocate for judicial and legislative reform, and a center of education in the field of judicial administration.

The NCSC provides expertise web resources to hands-on assistance. To get tailored benefits, judges and court administrators can register for educational courses or contract with NCSC researchers and consultants for evaluation, assessment, and implementation of court improvement tools and methods.