Administration of Justice
Chief Justice Burger's remarkable contributions to the improvement of the administration of justice in our country are widely recognized. In addition to streamlining procedures at the Supreme Court, he initiated the founding of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) in 1971.
The NCSC, whose mission it is to improve the efficiency of state courts, has been located in Williamsburg since 1978. Another example of Warren Burger's tireless work for the nation's judicial system is his involvement with the Anglo-American exchange of lawyers and judges, which led to the formation of the first American Inns of Court in the 1980s, modeled after the British example. In 1985, the American Inns of Court Foundation was formally organized, to help the newly created Inns fulfill their goals of "legal excellence, civility, professionalism and ethics on a national level."