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At the 2009 Midyear Meeting, the American Judicature Society's Board of Directors voted to change the name of the AJS National Jury Center to the Edmund N. "Ned" Carpenter II Jury Center.  This step was taken in recognition of Mr. Carpenter's lifelong advocacy of improvement in national and state administration of justice and his service to AJS.  The goal of the Carpenter Jury Center is to improve the administration of justice in the United States by improving the functioning of the jury system. To this end, the center collects, organizes, and makes available to the public useful information about the jury system; reports on, and where necessary discovers, best practices for the jury system; promotes adoption and standardization of best practices relating to jury matters; and educates key constituencies about best practices.