Trends in State Courts

Trends in State Courts is an annual, peer-reviewed publication that highlights innovative practices in critical areas that are of interest to courts, and often serves as a guide for developing new initiatives and programs and informing and supporting policy decisions. Trends in State Courts is the only publication of its kind and enjoys a wide circulation among the state court community.

Trends in State Courts 2021

While courts return to a new “normal,” the challenges of 2020 linger. The 2021 edition of Trends in State Courts highlights how courts responded to big social issues.

Past Annuals

Trends in State Courts editions prior to 2018 can be found in NCSC's eCollection. In the search box on the top right of the web page, type in "Trends in State Courts [year]."

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2022 Submission Guidelines

Trends 2022 authors can use this document as a guide for article length, title, style and more.