The Council for Court Excellence works to improve the administration of justice in the local and federal courts and related agencies in the Washington metropolitan area. Formed in Washington, DC in January 1982, the Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization.
The Silbert Fellowship is named for Earl J. Silbert, former president of the Council for Court Excellence, and is awarded to an individual studying at the graduate level who demonstrates a passion for improving the justice system as exemplified by Mr. Silbert throughout his career. Click heading for complete information and application instructions.
On September 8, 2016, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor released a report examining the statutory duties, management, operations, and performance of the DC Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), established in 2001 to increase the quality and fairness of administrative justice in the District government. The Council for Court Excellence prepared the report entitled, "Administrative Justice in the District of Columbia: Recommendations to Improve DC's Office of Administrative Hearings."
Check out some of CCE's accomplishments during the first half of 2016... and get a sneak preview of what's on the horizon for the rest of the year.