Richard Schauffler, Director of Research Services, joined the NCSC in October 2003. At the NCSC, he directs the Court Statistics Project, collecting and analyzing state court data to develop a national perspective on the work of the state courts. He led the effort to develop standardized definitions and counting rules for cases with self-represented litigants and cases with interpreters in 2013. He also works on the CourTools project, assisting states and courts to implement performance measures. In 2008 he co-authored The Provision of Court Interpreter Services in Civil Cases in California: An Exploratory Study. He was co- director of the NCSC’s collaborative project for the California Judicial Council on the statewide 2015 Language Need and Interpreter Use Study and senior staff on the subsequent cost modeling of implementation of the California Language Access Plan. Previously, he served as research director at the California Administrative Office of the Courts.