2017 NACM & IACA Joint International Conference

09 July - 13 July Hyatt Regency Crystal City
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Schedule

  • 09 July
  • 10 July
  • 11 July
  • 12 July
  • 13 July

Schedule is tentative and subject to change

05:00 AM 05:00 AM

Joint Technology Committee Meeting (JTC)

08:00 AM 05:00 PM

ICM Fellows Continuing Education (By Invitation)

08:30 AM 04:20 PM

IACA: International Journal of Court Administration (IJCA) and other publications meeting

10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Registration and Conference Information

11:00 AM 07:00 PM

Association Leadership Seminar (By Invitation)

01:00 PM 04:30 PM

Pamela Harris

Yolanda Lewis

PT Patti Tobias

NLADA Forum (By Invitation)

01:30 PM 03:30 PM

IACA Executive Board Meeting

02:00 PM 05:00 PM

Education bonus sessions starting at 2:30 p.m. open to all attendees

02:15 PM 02:30 PM

Management and Innovation Program in the Brazilian Federal Justice System - "iNovaJusp" Case Study

02:30 PM 04:00 PM

Paulo Cezar Neves

Luciana Ortiz Tavares Costa Zanoni

Digital Records in the Courts—Promise and Peril. Learn about the New NACM Guide.

02:30 PM 04:00 PM

Nial Raaen

Court Research Workshop

02:30 PM 04:00 PM

Philip Langbroek

Kathy Laster

Richard  Schauffler

Host & Reporter Orientation

04:00 PM 04:30 PM

Early Career Professionals (ECP) Welcome Session

04:30 PM 05:30 PM

First Time Annual Conference Attendee Welcome Reception

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

Welcome Reception with Dueling Pianos (All Attendees)

06:30 PM 09:30 PM

Schedule is tentative and subject to change

05:00 AM 06:00 AM

Boot Camp (All Attendees & Guests Welcome)

05:50 AM 07:00 AM

Kathryn Griffin

Breakfast On Your Own

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Registration and Conference Information

07:30 AM 05:00 PM

The Dr. is In

08:00 AM 05:00 PM

Conference Welcome & Announcements

08:15 AM 08:45 AM

Keynote Panel Presentation: The Challenge of Excellence on a Global Scale: Chief Justice Perspectives from Around the World

08:45 AM 10:15 AM

Kenneth  Benjamin

Mary McQueen

John Minton

Mogoeng  Mogoeng

MA  Yuanjie

Networking Break

10:15 AM 10:30 AM

Remote Delivery of Access to Justice: The Path to Implementation and the Partnerships Along the Way

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Renee Danser

Mirenda Meghelli

The Challenges of Excellence on a Global Scale

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Jeff Apperson

Mary McQueen

National Task Force on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices - Resources, Tools and Challenges

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Dave Byers

Laurie Dudgeon

David Slayton

Extending the Core to Your Court: Caseflow Management and Resources, Budget & Finance

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Alfred Degrafinreid

Kathryn  Griffin

Greg Lambard

Who is a Journalist? Changing Legal Definitions and Implications for Courts, as Seen in New Zealand, Australia and the United States

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Jane Johnston

Anne Wallace

Transforming the Public Experience of Justice: Three Countries, One Goal

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Noel Doherty

Harold Epineuse

Frank Greene

Barbara Marcille

NACM Lunch and Business Meeting (All NACM attendees)

11:30 AM 01:00 PM

IACA Lunch and Business Meeting (All IACA Attendees)

11:30 AM 01:00 PM

Networking Break

01:00 PM 01:15 PM

The (un)Balanced Life

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Pierre Quinn

Judges, Staff and Money - How Can They be Fairly Allocated? The US Federal Judiciary Shares its Secrets

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Jim Baugher

Elizabeth Wiggins

Defining Legal Advice and Legal Information with an International Emphasis

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

John Greacen

New Guidelines for Public Access to Court Records: What has Changed?

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Tom Clarke

Kevin Iwersen

AidData, Foreign Assistance, and the Rule of Law: Examining Justice Sector Reform in Practice

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Suren Avanesyan

John Cipperly

Nicole Cochran

Matthew Kleiman

Managing a High Profile Case in Your Court - Lessons Learned from the Prince Case

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Kevin Eide

Kristen Trebil-Halbersma

Networking Break

02:15 PM 02:30 PM

The Evidence Behind Effective Customer Service: Procedural Justice and Fair Treatment

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Margaret Allen

Emily Gold LaGratta

Leading & Managing when Status, Power, and Control Collide: The Story of Presiding Judges & Court Administrators

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Maureen Conner

Luis Maria Palma

Ethics, Integrity and the Courts: Judicial Independence Confronting Malfeasance

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Peter Kiefer

Shelley Organ

Karl Thoennes

Innovative Strategies for Assessing Risk in Domestic Violence Cases and Obtaining Access to Justice

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Julieta Marotta

Robyn  Mazur

Best Practices in Adult Drug Courts: Promoting Fidelity to the Model

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Mary Kay Hudson

Rick Schwermer

The Future is Now: On-Line Dispute Resolution and the Courts

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Fabrício Bittencourt Da Cruz

Alex  Sanchez

Networking Break

03:30 PM 03:45 PM

Plenary: Justice Demands The Best You

03:45 PM 04:45 PM

Pierre Quinn

Social Hour (All Attendees)

04:45 PM 05:45 PM

Dinner - On Your Own

05:00 PM 06:00 PM

OPTIONAL: Bus Tour of Washington, DC

07:00 PM 09:30 PM

Schedule is tentative and subject to change

05:00 AM 06:00 AM

Fun Run

05:50 AM 07:00 AM

Breakfast On Your Own

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Registration/Conference Information

07:30 AM 04:30 PM

The Dr. Is In

08:00 AM 05:00 PM

Announcements & Awards

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Plenary: The Power of Culture: Working Together to Achieve Justice

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Jon Rapping

Networking Break

10:00 AM 10:15 AM

Civil Case Management Teams (CCMT) in Action: What Are They and How Well Do They Do?

10:15 AM 11:30 AM

Paula Hannaford-Agor

YM Yanitza  Madigal

Thomas  Rebull

Cybersecurity and the Courts (Sponsored by Mitre)

10:15 AM 11:30 AM

Amgad Fayad

Brett Moseley

Michele  Stovall

Designing for Dignity and Fairness in Contemporary Courthouses

10:15 AM 11:30 AM

James Beight

Noel Doherty

Robert Fisch

David  Insinga

DT David Tait

Plenary Follow Up: How We Can Resist a Culture of Injustice and Help Reform the System From Within

10:15 AM 11:30 AM

GC Genevieve Citrin Ray

Jon Rapping

How Court Administrators as Public Servants Can Engage the Public

10:15 AM 11:30 AM

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Court Leader Excellence: Competencies and Roles (NACM Guide and CORE*)

10:15 AM 11:30 AM

Janet Cornell

Lunch On Your Own

11:30 AM 12:45 PM

Plenary Panel: International Framework for Court Excellence and the High Performance Court Framework: Contrasts and Comparisons

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Pim Albers

Violaine Autheman

Dan Hall

Matthew Kleiman

Gregory  Reinhardt

Networking Break

02:00 PM 02:15 PM

Implicit Bias: How Our Amazing Brains Can Lead Us Astray

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Kelly Tait

Leveraging Technology to Improve Customer Service and Track Performance

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Rita Blandino

John King

Nelly Montenegro

JV Joseph Vellon

Plenary Follow Up: Traveling the Path to Court Excellence

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Kevin Bowling

Danielle Fox

Dan Hall

Cristina Malai

Jennifer Marie

Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) and the Judiciary: Case Studies in Process Improvement in the U.S. Federal Courts and Judiciaries Across Europe

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

David Bradley

Michael  Milby

John Stacey

Robbie Westmoreland

Judicial Security: At Work, At Home, and on the Internet

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Thomas Figmik

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence and the Impact on the Administration of Justice (Sponsored by Mitre)

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

L. Karl Branting

Margaret Hagan

Networking Break

03:15 PM 03:30 PM

Community Engagement in the State Courts: Learn About the Tools Developed to Engage with Minority and Disadvantaged Communities

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Joseph Hamm

Nina  Hess Hsu

Amy  Quinlan

Judicial and Administrative Capacity Building - Comparative Experiences in the United States, France, Japan and Abu Dhabi

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Tim Dibble

Past, Present and Future of Cloud Computing

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Heather Pettit

Peter Smolianski

Plenary Follow Up: Keeping the Journey on Course

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Tin  Bunjevac

Philip Langbroek

Richard  Schauffler

How can you Fix your Guardianship System? Lessons from National and State Reform Efforts

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Cate Boyko

Jeffery Rinard

Brenda Uekert

Leadership from the White House to the Courthouse: Four Practices of Effective Leaders

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Michael Eric Siegel

Board Bus for Library of Congress-meet in lobby-wear badge

06:00 PM 06:00 PM

Social Event - Library of Congress (All attendees & Pre-registered Guests)

06:30 PM 09:00 PM

Schedule is tentative and subject to change

05:00 AM 06:00 AM

Breakfast - On Your Own

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Registration and Conference Information

07:30 AM 04:30 PM

The Dr. Is In

08:00 AM 05:00 PM

How Equal Will We Be? The Future Focus of Access to Justice

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Peter Kiefer

Phillip Knox

Anne Wallace

Case Management Cookbook: Three Key Ingredients to Building a Successful Case Management System (Sponsored by Thomson Reuters)

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Kendall  Smith

Protecting Your Court: Practical Facility Enhancements for Your Courthouse from Enhancing Security to Technology Improvements to Strategic Solutions

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Nathan Hall

Succeed Through Achievement and Resilience - An Alternative Program for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Catherine  Pratt

Connecting Courts, Connecting Justice: Recognition and Enforcement of Civil Judgments

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Mark Beer

The Legal History, Neuroscience, and Toxicology of Marijuana: What the Justice System Needs to Know

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Mary Celeste

Networking Break

09:00 AM 09:15 AM

Promoting Efficiency and Quality of Justice-The European Commission for Efficiency of Justice Perspective

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Ivana Borzova

Excellence in Social Media: Challenges and Successes that Courts Internationally Have Faced When Using Social Media to Engage the Public

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Marilyn Bromberg

Effective Juror Orientation

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Paula Hannaford-Agor

The Justice Goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: An Invitation to Excellence for Justice Systems

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Ingo Keilitz

Trauma Awareness and Resilience Strategies for Work and for Life

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Shaun  Floerke

Global Lessons in Creating a Performance Culture; Management, Training and Incentives

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Linn  Hammergren

Georgia Harley

Jennifer Marie

Exhibit Show (All Attendees)

10:00 AM 03:30 PM

Exhibit Show Lunch - (All Attendees, Exhibitors & Pre-registered Guest)

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Snack Break

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Special Interest Group (SIG) - Human Resource Issues for the Modern Court

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Jeri Boetcher

Special Interest Group (SIG) - Current Issues and Opportunities for Courts in the Use of Information Technology

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Jack McCarthy

Special Interest Group (SIG) - The Wave of Criminal and Civil Justice Reform: Where We are and Where We are Going

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Marcus Reinkensmeyer

NACM Conference Development Committee Meeting

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

NACM Communications Committee Meeting

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

NACM Membership Committee Meeting

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

NACM Governance Committee Meeting

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

IACA Commission Meeting

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Social Hour (All Attendees)

04:30 PM 05:30 PM

Dinner - On Your Own

05:00 PM 06:00 PM

ICM Fellows Reception (ICM Fellows only)

05:30 PM 07:00 PM

Schedule is tentative and subject to change

05:00 AM 06:00 AM

Breakfast (All attendees)

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Registration and Conference Information

07:30 AM 12:00 PM

The Dr. Is In

08:00 AM 02:00 PM

NACM Awards & Business Meeting (All NACM Attendees)

08:15 AM 09:30 AM

IACA Business Meeting (All IACA Attendees)

08:15 AM 09:30 AM

Networking Break

09:30 AM 09:45 AM

Plenary: Courts Disrupted: How Technology and Innovation have the Power to Improve as Well as Disrupt Court Business Practices

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Margaret Hagan

David Slayton

Plenary: Change! Emerging Trends Impacting the Administration of Justice Around the World

10:45 AM 12:00 PM

Gary Marchant

Conference Adjourns. Thank you to our speakers, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors!!!

12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Lunch - On Your Own

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

NACM Post Conference Board Meeting (NACM Board Members)

12:30 PM 02:30 PM

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Speakers

NACM Board

IACA Board

Pim Albers

Independent International Expert
Dr. Albers is currently an independent international expert in the justice sector area (www.albersconsulting.eu), former Special Advisor at the Council of Europe Directorate General Human Rights and Legal Affairs (the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice - CEPEJ), and former coordinating policy advisor for the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice (years 2009-2014 and 1997-2006).
While with CEPEJ, Dr. Albers developed, coordinated and conducted international evaluation studies on European judicial systems of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe. Also he was the co-creator of the International Framework of Court Excellence (www.courtexcellence.com).
Dr. Albers has a rich international judicial reforms experience that includes work for European and international organizations for technical assistance justice sector projects in Europe (e.g. Croatia, Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Romania), Asia (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Philippines) and the Middle-East and North Africa region (Morocco, Libya, Jordan, Bahrain, Palestine Territories).

11 July

Margaret Allen

Director of National Programs
National Center for State Courts
Margaret Allen joined the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management (ICM) staff as Director of National Programs in June of 2016. Margaret oversees all aspects of ICM course offerings for Consortium states, Licensees, National Programs, Partners, and distance learning, ensuring that participants are well-served and reaching out to courts to promote ICM continuing education offerings. Previously, Margaret served for 15 years as a judicial educator at The Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College. She represented Ohio on the CMP Consortium Designee Committee from 2008-2010 and oversaw ICM course offerings in Ohio from 2005-2016, including the student application process, faculty selection and development, on-site course logistics and acting as a liaison with ICM. She is currently the Immediate Past President of the National Association of State Judicial Educators. Margaret holds a B. A. from Wellesley College and is a member of the ICM Fellows Class of 2015.

10 July

Violaine Autheman

Senior Advisor and Senior Program Manager
National Center for State Courts
Violaine Autheman is a Senior Advisor and Senior Program Manager at the National Center for State Courts responsible for justice sector programming in Europe, North Africa, and South Asia. Ms. Autheman has served as technical expert and team leader on a number of U.S.-funded programs to strengthen the Rule of Law and improve governance in the justice sector, including as Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID Justice Strengthening Program in Kosovo (2010-2011), Chief of Party of the USAID Justice for All Program in Bangladesh (2013; 2014-2015); and Project Director of the State Department INL Improving Court Administration Program in Tunisia (2016-2018). In Bangladesh, Ms. Autheman has conceptualized training and resources designed to equip judicial leaders, judges, and staff with the tools necessary to conduct self-assessments and undertake reforms to achieve court excellence and address delays in case processing. In Kosovo and Tunisia, Ms. Autheman conceptualized and directed the implementation of Model Courts Programs, high-impact programs designed to promote innovation, adapt best practices, and commit to transformational reforms in court administration, enabling courts to pursue excellence and improve the efficiency and accessibility of services. Specialized in civil procedure, enforcement of judgements, case management, and public accountability, Ms. Autheman has extensive experience with the design and delivery of results-oriented change plans in the justice sector. Ms. Autheman has developed and managed legal and judicial reform assessments and programs to improve judicial efficiency, accountability systems, and access to justice in countries as diverse as Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Liberia, China, and Haiti. Ms. Autheman is a published author on judicial councils, judicial independence, and other rule of law reform topics. Ms. Autheman has an LLM in International Legal Studies from American University, Washington College of Law, and has a degree in French and Anglo-American Law and Masters Diploma in Applied Legal Studies from the University of Paris X, France. She is fluent in English and French and is proficient in Albanian and Spanish.

11 July

Suren Avanesyan

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Senior Advisor
Suren Avanesyan is the Senior Advisor, Rule of Law, Governance and Anti-Corruption in the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In this capacity, Mr. Avanesyan provides technical guidance and policy advice to the Bureau, the field missions and the US Government on issues relating to the justice sector and governance reform efforts in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans. He has provided key support to the Innovation Working Group and several components of the Civil Society Working Group under the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. Mr. Avanesyan has served as a Senior Advisor and Political Officer to the Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Prior to joining USAID, he worked in the World Bank and in several for-profit and not-for-profit international development organizations in Washington, DC. Mr. Avanesyan has worked in Armenia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He teaches graduate courses in governance and rule of law as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union. He practiced criminal law in Russia and is a native Russian speaker. Mr. Avanesyan holds a J.D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.

10 July

Jim Baugher

Associate Director
AO’s Department of Administrative Services
James (Jim) Baugher has nearly thirty years of experience in a variety of budgetary and administrative positions in the federal government, the last twenty-two at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Jim currently serves as the Associate Director for the AO’s Department of Administrative Services. The Department includes Human Resources; Facilities and Security; Budget, Accounting and Procurement; and Administrative Systems Offices. Jim was appointed to this position in April 2016. Previously, Jim served as the Judiciary’s Budget Officer and Chief of the AO’s Budget Division. He served in this position for over 11 years, from January 2005 through March 2016. He was actively engaged in leading the national budget planning and cost-containment efforts for the judiciary and with the courts. Jim also worked closely with the Budget Committee, the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference, other committees, and the courts to help steer the judiciary through sequestration, the October 2013 government shut-down, and its aftermath and recovery.
Prior to joining the Administrative Office, Jim held positions at the White House (Office of National Drug Control Policy), the FDIC (Resolution Trust Corporation), and the U.S. Department of Education.
Jim graduated magna cum laude with a BA in political science and public administration from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in 1987. Jim also received a Master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in public management, from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 2000.

10 July

Mark Beer

Chief Executive and Registrar
DIFC Courts
Mark Beer is Chief Executive and Registrar of the DIFC Courts in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mark is also a Judge of the Courts’ Small Claims Tribunal, Chairman of the Courts’ Users’ Committee, a Member of the Rules Subcommittee and Registrar of the Special Tribunal Related to Dubai World. In 2010 Mark was appointed for a year's term as a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the International Legal System and he is Vice-President of the Middle East for the International Association for Court Administration.
Under Mark's direction, the Courts have secured a reputation as one of the most efficient and advanced commercial courts in the world. He has overseen the launch of various judicial firsts for the Middle East, including a Code of Professional Conduct, a Pro Bono programme and a common law training academy. He has played a key role in the development of the Courts’ many formalised relationships with partner judicial systems in the region and beyond.
Mark has also overseen the implementation of an electronic case management system to enhance the efficiency of the Courts’ operations, making the DIFC Courts one of the first paperless courts in the world.
To increase understanding of the DIFC Courts within the UAE’s legal community, Mark, with the assistance of the resident Judges and the Courts’ team, has worked to establish a DIFC Courts’ Legal Practitioners’ Series that presents quarterly seminars and lectures on matters that concern the DIFC Courts’ working practices and related issues. He was also involved in the establishment of the DIFC Courts’ Academy, committed to training lawyers about the best practices for conducting litigation in common law courts such as the DIFC Courts.
Mark has played a key role in developing formal working relationships between the DIFC Courts and the other Courts in the UAE and internationally. In Dubai, he has been involved with formalising agreements covering enforcement and joint initiatives to promote training with the Dubai Courts. The DIFC Courts are an important component of the DIFC’s international business offering, and accordingly, Mark has represented the Courts to increase awareness of the DIFC’s world-class judicial framework.
Mark joined the DIFC Courts after five years working at MasterCard Worldwide in Dubai where he had served as the company’s Regional Legal Counsel for South Asia, Middle East and Africa and was later promoted to Vice President, heading MasterCard’s Government Relations and Corporate Services across the same region. Previously, Mark worked in the corporate finance team of Man Investments in Switzerland and prior to that in private practice both in the UK and the UAE.

12 July

James Beight

Dewberry Architects Inc.
Mr. Beight is an architect with close to 30 years of experience in the design and planning of courthouse facilities throughout the United States.He is the AIA’s liaison to NACM and has worked closely to foster stronger relationships between to two professional organizations.

11 July

T.J. BeMent

District Court Administrator
10th Judicial Administrative District
Tracy "T.J." BeMent is the District Court Administrator for the 10th Judicial Administrative District of Georgia. He was previously the Court Administrator for the Athens-Clarke County Courts having worked in the courts in Las Vegas and and the District of Columbia before that. T.J. works regularly accountability court and other court programs in his District to conduct reviews, evaluations and process improvements. T.J. received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the George Washington University in Washington, DC and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Public Administration from Valdosta State University. T.J. is also a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.

Kenneth Benjamin

Chief Justice
The Supreme Court of Belize
The Hon. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin is a national of Guyana and Antigua. He received his legal training from the University of the West Indies and the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago. He returned to Guyana where he practiced privately. He also served as a Magistrate and Assistant Judge Advocate for the Guyana Defence Force. He has served on the Court of Appeal in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court sitting in both St. Lucia and St. Vincent. He also served as the Presiding Judge for the Criminal Division of the High Court in St. Lucia. He has served as a High Court Judge in Antigua, British Virgin Islands and Grenada. He served as Chief Magistrate in Antigua and Barbuda. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Belize on September 15, 2011. He is a member of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, a former Rotarian and a former cricket executive in Antigua. The Hon. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin is a Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute.

10 July

Fabrício Bittencourt Da Cruz

Brazilian National Council of Justice
Former Secretary-General
FABRÍCIO BITTENCOURT DA CRUZ is the former Secretary-General of the Brazilian National Council of Justice. He also works as Constitutional Law Professor at State University of Ponta Grossa – School of Law. After have served for three years as Prosecutor, he was appointed Federal Judge, his actual career. He also served for two years as Magistrate Judge at the Brazilian Supreme Court.
Fabrício earned the Master in Law degree(Sc.M)at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, and the Doctor in Law degree (Ph.D) at the Universidade of São Paulo. As Secretary-General of the Brazilian National Council of Justice, Fabrício worked mainly in the field of administration of justice. He also acted as co-coordinator on the Conciliation and Mediation System and as member of Electronic Process Advisory Council, both on the Federal Court of the 4th Region.

10 July

Rita Blandino

Deputy Director, Domestic Violence Unit
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Rita Blandino is the Deputy Director of the Domestic Violence Unit and has been with the Courts for over 10 years. Ms. Blandino was instrumental in the development and implementation of the DV Unit’s Electronic Check-In System. She also developed and implemented an Electronic Sign-In System in the D.C. Courts’ Crime Victims Compensation Program where she began her career with the Courts as a Legal Claims Examiner. Before joining the Courts, Ms. Blandino worked for agencies such as Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE), AYUDA, and Safe Horizon in New York serving victims of domestic violence in various capacities. She has a Masters degree in Public Administration from George Mason University and a Bachelors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Law from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Ms. Blandino also holds a Certificate in Court Management from the National Center for State Court’s Institute for Court Management.

11 July

Jeri Boetcher

Human Resources Manager
First Judicial District of Minnesota
Jeri Boetcher is the Human Resources Manager for the First Judicial District in Minnesota, focused primarily in the areas of HR policy development and administration, labor/employee relations, performance management, education and development, legal compliance, staffing, and HR strategic planning. Prior to joining the First District, Jeri practiced as a paralegal in several Wisconsin and Minnesota law firms, specializing in probate, real estate, personal injury and workers compensation. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. Jeri has completed the NCSC Court Executive Program and is currently enrolled in the Fellows Program.

12 July

Ivana Borzova

Lawyer
Ministry of Justice, Prague
After finishing the Charles University in Prague, I had a short work in the law office. Since 1993, I am working in the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic. I was dealing with complaints and than in the Department of Judicial Supervision. I am specialized in civil law. My main task is to supervise the work of courts, especially with regard to the length of civil proceedings, but I am also involved in any other business concerning non-criminal matters; for example, I participated in introducing mediation in non-criminal cases into Czech legal system.
I represent the Czech Republic in the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe, I participated in its different activities, such as member of the working group on mediation - CEPEJ-GT-MED and member of the SATURN Centre for judicial time management. Currently I am also member of the Bureau.

12 July

Kevin Bowling

Trial Court Administrator
20th Judicial Circuit Court and the Ottawa County Probate Court
Kevin J. Bowling, JD, MSJA is the Trial Court Administrator and Attorney Referee for the 20th Judicial Circuit Court and the Ottawa County Probate Court in Ottawa County, Michigan. He is a Past President of the National Association for Court Management, Co-Chair of the COSCA/NACM Joint Technology Committee, and Chair of the DOJ Global Advisory Committee.His work in the judicial system spans more than 35 years with time spent as a court manager, attorney, judicial educator and court consultant, including service in western Africa as Deputy Chief of Party for the Nigeria Justice Sector Assistance Project.Mr. Bowling also served for 20 years in a variety of positions with the Michigan Supreme Court, including State Judicial Educator and Regional Court Administrator.Additional Court experience includes internships with the Denver Juvenile Court and the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Mr. Bowling received his B.A. in Political Science/Public Administration from Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island; a M.S. in Judicial Administration from the University of Denver College of Law; a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, and is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Ottawa County Bar Association, National Association for Court Management, National Association of State Judicial Educators, and Michigan Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20. Mr. Bowling has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Court Management, the National Association of State Judicial Educators, and is a Faculty member of the National Judicial College.Mr. Bowling is a trained mediator and serves on the Board of Directors for Mediation Services in Holland, Michigan.In addition, he is a member and former Vice President of the Michigan Association of Circuit Court Administrators.

11 July

Cate Boyko

Manager
Minnesota Judicial Branch Statewide Conservator Account Auditing Program
Cate Boyko is the manager of the Minnesota Judicial Branch statewide Conservator Account Auditing Program. Cate was the project manager for the award winning MYMNConservator (MMC).MMC is an online application used by Minnesota conservators to electronically file inventories and annual accounts with Minnesota courts.Cate has extensive experience with program administration, project management, auditing supervision, and white collar crime investigation. Prior to her position with the Minnesota Judicial Branch, Cate was with the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She has a Master of Public Administration.

11 July

David Bradley

Clerk of Court
Southern District of Texas
David Bradley has served in the Clerk's Office of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, with headquarters in Houston, since 1982, and was appointed to the position of Clerk of Court in 2009. Prior to his employment with the federal courts, Mr. Bradley served as a Captain in the United States Army, and was in the private practice of law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Methodist College, and a Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law.

11 July

L. Karl Branting

Principal Artificial Intelligence Engineer
MITRE Corporation
L. Karl Branting, attorney and Ph.D. computer scientist, is a Principal Artificial Intelligence Engineer at the MITRE Corporation, where he has helped to design and implement data analytics for the Federal Judiciary. Dr. Branting was a US Supreme Court Fellow (2000-2001), Fulbright Senior Scholar, president of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (2002-2004), former professor at the University of Wyoming department of computer science, and NSF Career Award recipient, and has over 40 publications on legal and judicial applications of Artificial Intelligence.

11 July

Marilyn Bromberg

Senior Lecturer
University of Notre Dame, Australia
Dr Marilyn Bromberg, PhD, BBA (Hon), LLB (Dist), Grad Cert University Teaching, is an internationally renowned academic and sought after guest speaker in the areas of social media and the courts and Health Law. She works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Law School, the Principal at Dr Bromberg Legal and as a consultant and researcher for various legal organisations.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Marilyn commenced work as a freelance journalist for Canada's largest newspaper, The Toronto Star, at the age of 14. Marilyn has been interviewed on TV, radio and other media outlets about her research many times. Some of the venues where Marilyn has spoken include: Harvard University, The Supreme Court of Canada, The Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University Law School.

12 July

Tin Bunjevac

Faculty Member
Victoria University Law School
Tin Bunjevac has more than 15 years of practical experience in a variety of legal, academic and court-related roles. He has completed his PhD thesis on the transformation of court governance in Victoria, Australia, and his published research in this area has been well-received both in Australia and internationally. Tin is a faculty member at the Victoria University Law School and the Courts Academy in Melbourne, Australia. Previously, he was a ministerial advisor at the Victorian Department of Justice, where he utilised his expertise in court governance and court administration. He has considerable experience in managing and implementing court-based projects, including the establishment of the mental health court in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria ("the ARC List"), for which he received a Justice 2010 Award from the Department of Justice.

11 July

Dave Byers

Administrative Director of the Courts
Arizona Supreme Court
Dave Byers is the Arizona Supreme Court’s Administrative Director of the Courts. He is responsible for an overseeing the operations of the Arizona Court system with over 10,000 employees and a total budget of $740M.The system also operates both juvenile and adult probation and 13 juvenile detention centers.Byers began his career with the court in 1978 as the first Director of the Foster Care Review Board.Before being appointed Administrative Director by the Arizona Supreme Court in 1992, Byers past positions included Director of the Program Services Division, Director of Adult and Juvenile Probation, and Deputy Director of the Arizona Supreme Court. Byers has also served as Chairman of the $34B Arizona State Retirement System; and is currently a member of the State Bar of Arizona; Member of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission; member of the ABA Legal Education and Admissions Council; a member of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorney’s Advisory Council; and the Department of Justice Global Advisory Committee. He is the Founder and first President of the National Association of Foster Care Reviewers, and Cofounder of the Arizona Friends of Foster Care Foundation. He served on, the Board of Directors, National Centers for State Courts, 2000-2001; President, Conference of State Court Administrators 2000-2001. In 2012, Byers was honored with the Gabe Zimmerman Leadership Award and received the 2013 Warren E. Burger Award. He is the recipient of the National Centers Distinguished Service Award, the Arizona Supreme Courts Distinguished Service Award, the State Bars award of Appreciation and was the Cedar Falls, Iowa, Man of the Year in 1970. B.A., Northern Iowa University.Master’s degree, Arizona State University.

10 July

Mary Celeste

Judge (retired)
Denver County Court
Judge Mary A. Celeste (ret.) sat on the Denver County Court bench 2000-2015. She was the Presiding Judge 2009 and 2010 and the co-founder of the Denver County Court Sobriety Court. She is the current chair of ABA National Conference of Specialized Courts and Faculty for the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) and the National Judicial College (NJC). She has served as the President of the American Judge’s Association and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation, and, as a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Judicial Outreach Liaison. She has written many articles and is a national speaker on the topics of marijuana, marijuana drug impaired driving and specialty courts. She has presented to NADCP, APPA, AJA, ABA, DATIA, NHTSA, Lifesavers, Pennsylvania DUI Association, Michigan and Louisiana Association of Drug Court Professionals and to Judges, Specialty Court Conferences, and Safety Highway Offices in the States of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and in Canada.

12 July

Paulo Cezar Neves

Judge Administration Chief
Judiciary Federal Section, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paulo Cezar Neves Junior is the current Judge Administration Chief of the Judiciary Federal Section of the state of São Paulo/Brazil. He is a doctoral student in Financial Law at the University of São Paulo, researching the application of corporate governance techniques in judicial management. He has master’s degree and especialization in Law.
He also integrates a research group in Brazil in the area of Judiciary Budget, Management and Public Policy at the University of São Paulo. He has articles published, having organized events in Brazil and abroad also in such areas.
He is former president of the Regional Federal Judges Association (2013 - 2015) and was the First Secretary of the National Federal Judges Association – AJUFE between 2008 and 2010.
Currently, he is also Federal Judge at the Eleventh Appeals Panel of the Special Federal Courts of São Paulo and professor of financial law and civil procedural law.

09 July

John Cipperly

International Development Program Manager
National Center for State Courts
John Cipperly is an International Development Program Manager with more than 10 years of experience in the design and management of Rule of Law, Governance and Anti-corruption programs for USAID, INL, and other donors. Cipperly has developed or managed programs in Latin America (Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic), Eastern Europe (Serbia & Kosovo); and Sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria, Uganda). As Senior Program Manager, he is responsible for developing and expanding NCSC’s portfolio of programs that address justice sector transparency and accountability. His interests include: justice sector integrity and anti-corruption; Rule of Law problem identification and program design, monitoring and evaluation; public trust in judicial systems; and sociological studies of legal systems. He is a native English speaker and fluent in Spanish.

10 July

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Genevieve Citrin Ray

Senior Program Associate
Justice Programs Office, School of Public Affairs, American University
Genevieve Citrin Ray is a Senior Program Associate at the Justice Programs Office, a center at the School of Public Affairs at American University. Genevieve graduated from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan with her Master's in Public Policy in 2015. Prior to attending the Ford School, she worked as an investigator for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia for four years. As an investigator, she realized she wanted to pursue a degree in public policy, focusing on criminal justice reform. At the Ford School, she conducted a qualitative research study that examined how incarceration impacts not only the individual incarcerated but also their families. Genevieve also worked with the Washtenaw County Office of Community Corrections to help create a jail reentry program. Genevieve received her B.A. from Tufts University and grew up in the D.C. area.

11 July

Tom Clarke

Vice President, Research and Technology
National Center for State Courts
Tom Clarke has served for the last twelve years as the Vice President for Research and Technology at the National Center for State Courts.Before that, Tom worked for ten years with the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts first as the research manager and then as the CIO.As a national court consultant, Tom speaks frequently on topics relating to effective court practices and the redesign of court systems to solve business problems.Tom is currently working on litigant portals, case triage best practices for self-represented litigants, new non-lawyer roles, and access policies. He actively consults on a wide variety of court administration topics.

10 July

Nicole Cochran

JD, MPP Candidate
College of William and Mary
Nicole Cochran is a J.D. and M.P.P. candidate at William & Mary. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics summa cum lade at the University of Mary Washington in 2013. Nicole spent two years working for a client-centered microfinance institution operating in El Progreso, Honduras. While there, she designed two loan programs, managed the loan portfolio, and led the transition to a new management information system and loan disbursement protocol. As a graduate student at William & Mary she has interned with Open Development Cambodia, where she researched Cambodian land law and wrote content for the organization’s open data platform. Nicole has also worked as the Thomas Jefferson Fellow at the National Center for State Courts and is currently at the United States Institute of Peace in the Rule of Law, Justice, and Security sector.

10 July