HON. GREGORY MIZE is a judicial fellow at the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). In that capacity, he works with NCSC’s Center for Jury Studies’ team to help state courts around the country improve their jury trial systems. He also leads a number of special projects for the Conference of Chief Justices, including service as staff to the Task Force on Foreign Lawyers and the International Practice of Law, reporter to the Special CCJ Committee on Civil Justice Improvements, and principal monitor of congressional legislative proposals that implicate federalism principles. President George H. W. Bush appointed Judge Mize to the trial bench in 1990. He has presided over hundreds of civil and criminal jury trials in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. In 2002 he assumed senior-judge status. He is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining the trial bench, Judge Mize was a trial lawyer and then General Counsel to the District of Columbia City Council.