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C-SPAN-3 – American History TV – will feature Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine and a speaker at this year's NCREFC conference, on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The special will re-air again on April 21 at 12:30 pm. The program also will be posted on the CSPAN website.
NCREFC featured in The BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times
Language Access Advocates Call for Greater State Court Coordination
Message from the President
To all viewers we welcome you to our website! We, the present Board of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, pledge to continue our work to address, research, discuss and hopefully suggest positive solutions to eliminate unfair treatment of individuals, particularly relating to racial, ethnic and other minority groups that appear before our nation’s courts.
The work that we do is not done in isolation. The work that we do could not be done without the support of others committed to the same purpose. Presently in over 37 States, as well as the District of Columbia various committees, commissions, and other groups focus on issues of fairness that they may believe are unique to them. In reality those issues are not so unique! One of our goals is to provide a mechanism to foster broader discussions. Our Annual Conference, most recently held in May 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska, is one such mechanism. To that end we welcome your input.
I would also like to extend my personal appreciation to the National Center for State Courts, the Conference of Chief Justices, and the Conference of State Court Administrators for their encouragement, their time and their support in pursuit of our mission. Without their assistance our task would be made much more difficult.
Lastly, I would like to extend an invitation to attend our 25th Annual Conference scheduled to take place in Washington DC from March 20th through March 23rd, 2013.
Edward C. Clifton
Rhode Island Superior Court
Providence, Rhode Island