The American Bar Association has long been dedicated to the promotion and protection of an impartial judiciary. The Standing Committee on Judicial Independence was created to promote public awareness about the values of an independent, accountable and efficient judiciary and to assist in responding to unwarranted criticism. The Standing Committee has a particular focus on state and local judiciaries.
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law unites thinkers and advocates in pursuit if a vision of inclusive and effective democracy. Our mission is to develop and implement an innovative, nonpartisan agenda of scholarship, public education and legal action that promotes equality and human dignity while safeguarding fundamental freedom. The Center operates programs in the areas of Democracy, Poverty, and Criminal Justice.
The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver is a national, nonpartisan organization, dedicated to improving the process and culture of the civil justice system. IAALS provides principled leadership, conducts comprehensive and objective research and develops innovative and practical solutions in the pursuit of a more transparent, fair and cost-effective system of justice in the United States.
The Justice at Stake Campaign is a nonpartisan national campaign working to keep our courts fair and impartial. Across America, Campaign partners help protect our courts through public education, grass-roots organizing and reform. The Campaign provides strategic coordination and brings unique organizational, communications and opinion research resources to the work of its partners and allies at the national, state and local levels.
The National Center for State Courts is an independent, nonprofit court improvement organization founded at the urging of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren E. Burger. NCSC is the organization courts turn to for authoritative knowledge and information, because its efforts are directed by collaborative work with the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, and other associations of judicial leaders. Consequently, NCSC is able to return expertise to the courts in a variety of forms — from Web resources to hands-on assistance. State assessments pay for the distribution of information from knowledgeable analysts and online sources, available free of charge to state trial and appellate courts and their administrative offices.