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Judge Blackburne-Rigsby to lead two national court organizations

August 14, 2023

Anna Blackburne-RigsbyD.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby has been named president of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and chair of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) board of directors. Both one-year terms began in early August during CCJ’s annual conference and NCSC’s board meeting in New York City.

Founded in 1949 and comprising the top judicial officers of each state, CCJ promotes the interests and effectiveness of state judicial systems by developing policies and educational programs designed to improve court operations. CCJ also acts as the primary representative of the state courts before Congress and federal executive agencies.

“For years, Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby has played a key role in many of our national court initiatives. Her passion for the rule of law and equal access to justice is evident in her work — both on and off the bench,” said Mary C. McQueen, president of the National Center for State Courts. “Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby is a dynamic leader who finds innovative solutions for the challenges facing courts today. It is an honor to have her lead CCJ and the NCSC board of directors in the coming year.”

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