Partner Paulette Chapman has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Council for Court Excellence (CCE), a nonprofit organization that works to improve the administration of justice in the local and federal courts in the Washington D.C. area. “From its initiatives and programs including modernizing the trial jury and grand jury systems, reform of the probate laws and procedures, improvement in court handling of child neglect and abuse cases, and the expansion of crime victim rights, the Council for Court Excellence is truly an innovative voice and moving force affecting our justice system in D.C.” states Ms. Chapman.
Ms. Chapman recently appeared on the CCE panel, “Changing Perceptions of Jury Service“ along with the former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Royce Lamberth and Professor Andrew Ferguson, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. The panel featured a lively discussion about the critical role D.C. residents play in jury service and how to expand the outreach for jurors and improve the perception of jury service.
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