CTC New Orleans 2019

09 September - 12 September New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Agenda

  • 09 September
  • 10 September
  • 11 September
  • 12 September

Speakers

Michelle Acosta

Special Assistant to the Administrative Director of the Courts & Chief Innovations Officer
Hawai'i State Judiciary
Michelle Acosta is the Special Assistant to the Administrative Director of the Courts and Chief Innovations Officer for the Hawai'i State Judiciary. Michelle works on court modernization related technology projects and access to justice initiatives, to include Online Dispute Resolution and electronic court date reminders. Prior to joining the Hawai'i State Judiciary, Michelle served as the Executive Director for the non-profit legal service organization, Volunteer Legal Services Hawai'i and served as a commissioner with the Hawai'i Access to Justice Commission. Michelle has worked on several statewide projects promoting pro bono service and legal access projects for persons who are unable to afford legal representation. Michelle holds a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School.

12 September

Robert Adelardi

Chief Information Officer
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Robert Adelardi is the current Chief Information Officer for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida serving a population of 2.5 million people throughout 11 court facilities.

Robert comes with over 30 years of professional experience in Information Technology in both the Public and Private Sector.Some of his past experiences in Public Sector have been as Chief Information Officer for the Judicial Branch in Puerto Rico and Chief Information Officer for the Government of Puerto Rico Employees Association, a financial services entity that provides services to over 200,000 public sector employees and retirees with over $2.5 billion in assets.
Currently, Robert is a member of several technology related sub-committees within the Florida Courts Technology Commission.

12 September

Melanie Adrian

Information Technology Project Manager
Texas Office of Court Administration
Melanie Adrian is an Information Technology (IT) Project Manager at the Texas Office of Court Administration. With a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems from Texas A&M University - Kingsville and an early career in software development, she naturally gravitated to managing technology projects. She has managed both large projects, such as developing statewide case management systems, to small ones that setup infrastructure and collaboration environments for new judicial entities. She has 20 years’ experience in State government IT and 4 years’ experience with the Texas Judiciary.

10 September

12 September

Jennifer Albright

Senior Policy Analyst
Arizona Administrative Office of Courts
Jennifer R. Albright, Senior Policy Analyst, Arizona Administrative Office of Courts. Jennifer has been with the AOC for 5 years and has staffed several committees including the Task Force on Court Management of Digital Evidence. She serves as the subject matter expert in areas of court records, various probate-related areas, jury management, court security, and digital evidence management, among others. Jennifer acts as the liaison to Arizona’s AOC Information Technology Division as they work to develop policy and procedure and identify the business requirements for a digital evidence portal that would allow parties to upload digital evidence to local courts. Jennifer has earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) and her Master of Laws (LL.M.).

10 September

Siva Appavoo

IT Project Manager
New Jersey Judiciary
A visionary, technology enthusiast, and AI evangelist with 20 years of technology leadership experience leading key digital innovative projects for NJ Judiciary. Currently driving transformational initiatives for NJ Judiciary in technologies such as NLP, Text Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Chatbots, Blockchain, Machine Learning and RPA to empower courts with valuable insights and enable fair and timely access to Justice for citizens. An avid reader, passionate about technology, enjoys solving business problems and loves to travel around the world experiencing different cultures.

11 September

Michial Armstrong

Business Analyst
Administrative Office of the Courts (Ark.)
Michial Armstrong is a Business Analyst currently in the role of Product Owner at the Administrative Office of the Courts, CIS Division. Michial received a BBA in Finance from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is an NCSC Certified Court Manager. He has over fourteen years of experience in the Arkansas Judiciary & University of Arkansas education system. Michial has worked over the past twelve years in different capacities at the AOC to deliver software solutions to the Arkansas Judiciary & users of Judiciary services.

10 September

IV Ashton

President & Founder
LegalServer
IV Ashton has spent his 20-year legal career leveraging technology to increase access to justice for vulnerable populations throughout the World. Mr. Ashton began his legal career working internationally, applying technology to promote the rule of law. Mr. Ashton oversaw the development of the Kosovo War Crimes Database (documenting human rights violations in Kosovo), as well as several online tools for various Ministries of Justice throughout the Balkans, to help strengthen emerging legal systems. In 1999 Mr. Ashton co-founded Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO), a leading website in the US that provides important legal resources to pro se litigants, pro bono attorneys, and legal aid attorneys. In 2001, Mr. Ashton founded LegalServer, a web-based case management platform used by hundreds of nonprofit agencies and public defenders. LegalServer has the singular purpose of helping those who cannot afford attorneys by leveraging technology to overcome the complexities and inefficiencies of our legal system.

10 September

Jennifer Bailey

Administrative Judge
11th Judicial Circuit
Judge Jennifer D. Bailey has been a circuit court judge in Miami-Dade, Florida, for twenty-six years. She is the Administrative Judge for the 25-judge Circuit Civil Division, and handles a docket of Complex Business Litigation cases, and previously served in the Family and Criminal Divisions.

Judge Bailey serves on the Board of Governors of Directors of the National Center for State Courts and on the Board of Advisors for the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) and the NCSC Institute for Court Management.She is a member of the Florida Commission on Trial Court Performance and Accountability and earned her L.L.M. in Judicial Studies at Duke University Law School in 2018, where she wrote her thesis on “Why Don’t Judges Case Manage?”From 2013-2016, Bailey chaired the Court Operations subcommittee of the Civil Justice Initiative, a task force created by the Conference of Chief Justices to evaluate and recommend best practices to reduce cost and delay in state civil courts. She chaired the Florida Supreme Court Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Task, served as Dean of the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, served as Chair of the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee and on the Florida Supreme Court Civil Jury Instruction and Business/Contracts Jury Instruction Committees.She is focused on how to innovate in courts, including recently in court technology, data quality, case management, and discovery protocols for natural disaster cases.

Judge Bailey has taught as faculty/presenter for the NCSC, CCJ, COSCA, NACOM, Florida New Judge’s College, the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, and for the Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges.She has received multiple awards for her service, including 2015 Florida Jurist of the Year from the Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Equal Justice Judicial Leadership Award from Legal Services of Greater Miami in 2011.She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia (B.A., 1980, J.D. 1983).

11 September

Michael Baliel

Chief Information Officer
Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County
Michael is the Chief Information Officer for Santa Clara Superior Court where he is responsible for technology services, vision and strategy. Prior to joining the Court, he was the Deputy CIO for a California county leading the development and management of the Criminal Justice Information System. Michael was also the CEO and founding partner of a small award winning Software Company in the area of Criminal Justice. He is a member of the NCSC Court Component Model focus group and a fervent contributor to California Court technology initiatives. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Economics.

10 September

12 September

Omar Bari

Senior Data Scientist
Thomson Reuters Labs
Omar Bari is a Senior Data Scientist with Thomson Reuters Labs - Boston. TR Labs partner with customers, internal teams, start-ups, and academia, to create new data-driven innovations. Omar specializes in Deep Learning, creating models which summarize, classify, and retrieve information from highly technical and specialized legal, tax, and regulatory documents. He holds an MS in Mathematical Finance and a Ph.D. in Computer Science specializing in Machine Learning.

12 September

Josh Baugh

Chief Information Security Architect
Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts
Josh Baugh is a technology junkie and learning enthusiast in the role of Chief Information Security Architect at the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts where he works to improve the security posture of the agency. Josh holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and initially came to the agency as a key player in technology operations and has followed his passion for security. He is heavily involved with the information security and hacking scene and runs events at multiple conferences, including three times at the world's largest hacking conference, DEF CON. He has been an organizer for the JOLT Hackathon cybersecurity event since being barred from competition after winning the event twice. He is also an organizer for the Central Arkansas Hackers meetup group and a member of the team behind the popular OpenSOC.io network defense simulation.

10 September

Bob Baxter

Procurement Manager
Oregon Judicial Department
Bob Baxter is the Procurement Manager for the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) where he oversees the procurement function for the department.Mr. Baxter has 30 years’ of procurement experience in both the private and public sectors.Mr. Baxter received his Accounting Technician Certification from the University of Alaska Southeast and his Public Management Certification from Willamette University.Mr. Baxter also holds both a Certified Public Procurement Officer certification and a Certified Professional Public Buyer certification from The Institute for Public Procurement.

11 September

Danielle Becwar

Career Services Administrator
Colorado Judicial Branch
Mrs. Becwar is the Career Services Administrator for the Colorado Judicial Branch’s Administrative Office of the Courts in the Human Resources Division. With her 14 years of experience with Judicial, she is focused on recruitment, professional development, engagement and career coaching for Judicial Branch employees. Mrs. Becwar was instrumental in the development of the Career Services Program at Colorado Judicial to support succession planning, employee development, and engagement. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a minor in Organizational Development from Colorado State University and is completing her certification for coaching through the International Coaching Federation.

10 September

Matt Benefiel

Court Administrator
Ninth Judicial Circuit
Matt is currently the Court Administrator for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, which covers both Orange and Osceola Counties and has served in that capacity since 1996. As Court Administrator, Matt is actively involved in the Court’s progressive and innovative implementation of advanced court technology and communication platforms.The Court has been a leader in video streaming, web presence, social media, podcasting, voice technology, and more.

Matt has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Judicial Administration from the University of Southern California

10 September

Lester Bird

Principal Associate for the Civil Legal System Modernization
Pew Charitable Trusts
Lester Bird is a Principal Associate for the Civil Legal System Modernization team at the Pew Charitable Trusts. He works with state courts and legal organizations interested in adopting online dispute resolution and legal assistance portals with a goal of leveraging technology to improve the civil legal system.

Lester previously worked on the Voting Information Project at Pew where he helped voters find their polling place and ballot information. His work helped more drive more than 120 million lookups of polling place information in 2016. Prior to Pew, Lester worked in state and local governments in Florida and Washington, DC. While working in DC government, Lester co-founded Erase the Line, an award-winning program that helped election officials develop data-driven strategies to alleviate lines on Election Day. Lester is a graduate of the University of Florida and a resident of Maryland

10 September

10 September

Kyle Brodie

Judge
San Bernardino County Superior Court
Judge Kyle Brodie was appointed to the San Bernardino County Superior Court in 2007. Before taking the bench, Judge Brodie worked for twelve years as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office.

Judge Brodie has presided over civil, juvenile, criminal, habeas corpus, probate, small claims, unlawful detainer, and traffic calendars. He has served as a supervising judge, and currently presides over a criminal calendar. He serves on his court’s Executive, Budget, Security, and Rules Committees, and is the chair of its Technology Committee.

In 2010, Judge Brodie worked with his court’s technology staff to develop a system which restructured the way that search warrant applications were reviewed outside of court hours. Previously, the court had relied on fax transmissions. The court now uses a secure, all-digital format, accessible remotely and quickly. By moving away from the use of fax machines, the court and its justice partners have saved countless hours of waiting and inconvenience, which has increased public safety and conserved scarce law enforcement resources.

In 2016, Judge Brodie was appointed as a voting member to the Judicial Council of California, where he is the incoming chair of the Judicial Council Technology Committee. Before that appointment, he served on the Judicial Council’s Information Technology Advisory Committee. He also chairs his own court’s technology committee. In addition to that work, he co-authors a quarterly column updating California’s judiciary on recent developments in criminal law.

10 September

Suzanne Brown-McBride

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Partner
Suzanne Brown-McBride has dedicated her life and work to the promotion of justice and the prevention of victimization. She has distinguished herself as a leader who can build consensus, and achieve agreement on some of the most controversial criminal justice issues facing jurisdictions across the United States. As a speaker, trainer, and facilitator, Suzanne has focused her efforts on the development of effective public policy and communication tools related to sexual assault victimization, the administration of effective public safety strategies, and community responses to violence.
Suzanne began her work on behalf of sexual assault victims in 1991 as a community education specialist and crisis line advocate. Since that time, she demonstrated success as an administrator through her leadership of sexual assault and domestic violence service programs in California, Washington State, Hawai`i, and Oregon. Suzanne has served as the Executive Director of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, as well as the Deputy Director of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.


10 September

Stephanie Bunten

Chief Financial Officer
Kansas Judicial Branch
Stephanie directs the fiscal office and its accounting functions, including overseeing the approximately $140 million budget for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Previously, she worked as a certified public accountant for Mize Houser and Company, PA. Bunten also has prior judicial branch experience working as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals. Bunten has a Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting degree from Washburn University, a law degree from the Washburn University School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

12 September

Charles Byers

Chief Information Officer
Kentucky Court of Justice
Charles Byers was appointed Chief Information Officer to the Kentucky Court of Justice in 2010. His efforts have led to the development and deployment of electronic filing statewide as well as a new centralized case management system, public records, content management and other systems. Prior to moving to the Judicial Branch, Charles spent over two decades in IT management, most recently as Director of Service and Delivery for the Justice Practice within ACS Government Systems (now Avenu). Charles is a Court Information Technology Officers Consortium (CITOC) member, frequent contributor to national publications and speaker at CTC, eCourts and NACM.

10 September

12 September

David Castiel

Chief Technology Officer
Israeli Court Adminsitration
David Castiel is the Chief Technology Officer for the Israeli Courts Administration.Mr. Castiel has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry. Mr. Castiel has been with the Israeli Courts Administration since 2010 and is involved in aligning technology vision with business strategy by integrating Israel Courts Administration initiatives with the appropriate solutions.From 2008 to 2010 served as Head of Networking Group at Bezeq Ltd. the Israel Telco corporation. From 2004 to 2008 served as a CIO for Hertz Kesher Ltd. Hertz Car Rental operator in Israel. From 2003 to 2004 served as a CTO for Smartnet Ltd. – a WIFI Hotspot Services Company. From 1999 to 2003 served as a CIO for Africa Israel Hotels Ltd. Crown Plaza and Holiday Inn Hotels operator in Israel. From 1993 to 1999 Held various positions in the High-Tech industry.

12 September

Susan Chamberlain

Deputy Director IT
Texas Office of Court Administration
Susan Chamberlain has over 20 years of service in Information Technology with the State of Texas. Susan has her Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems and her Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. She has diverse experience in varying roles, from developer and help desk coordinator to team lead and project manager. Her career has spanned 3 different State agencies with each agency presenting its own unique Technology projects and learning opportunities. Her understanding of multiple platforms, languages and applications gives her a broad base to perform her present job. Susan is currently the Deputy Director for the Office of Courts Administration, supporting the Judicial Branch of the State of Texas.

12 September

Susan Choe

Executive Director
Ohio Legal Help
Susan is the Executive Director of Ohio Legal Help and started her career as a legal aid advocate specializing in housing and community economic development. Before her current role, she worked in several capacities at the Ohio Attorney General's office, including playing a key role in responding to Ohio's foreclosure crisis as Section Chief for Consumer Protection. Susan is the recipient of several statewide awards honoring her leadership and commitment to expanding access to justice.

10 September

Linda Coburn

Judge
Edmonds Municipal Court
Judge Coburn has served on the governing board of the District and Municipal Court Judges Association (DMCJA) since 2016 and has been a member of the Washington State Supreme Court’s Minority and Justice Commission (MJC) since 2015, the same year she took the bench in Edmonds Municipal Court. She is currently chair of the Legal Financial Obligation (LFO) Calculator Pilot Project as part of the LFO Consortium. She also was a member of the MJC’s Jury Diversity Task Force and currently continues as part of a follow-up work group. She also previously served on the State’s Pretrial Reform Task Force. Coburn was recently appointed to the state Supreme Court’s Gender and Justice Commission’s Justice Study Advisory Committee. As a member of the DMCJA Diversity Committee, she regularly presents at the biennial pro tempore training event co-sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association. She received the Asian Bar Association of Washington Judge of the Year Award in 2018.
Prior to becoming a judge, she was a felony attorney at Snohomish County Public Defender Association. She previously clerked for the Honorable Stephen J. Dwyer at the Washington State Court of Appeals and the Honorable George N. Bowden in Snohomish County Superior Court.
Judge Coburn was born in Taipei, Taiwan, but immigrated to the Midwest at the age of four. This Nebraska Cornhusker turned into a Husky while attending the University of Washington, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication. She is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course at Harvard University and earned a Master of Science degree from Ohio University in journalism. After spending 13 years as a journalist, she earned her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and was Special Projects Editor on Law Review. Judge Coburn represented SU in several local, regional and national oral advocacy competitions, which lead to her selection as national member of The Order of Barristers.

10 September

Gina Collura

Court Training Manager & Judicial Technology Liaison
Los Angeles Superior Court
Gina Collura is a Court Training Manager and Judicial Technology Liaison with the Los Angeles Superior Court where she is a principal of the team responsible for judicial technology training for more than 500 judicial officers. Working in concert with court leadership, judicial officers, staff and contractors, Ms. Collura has successfully launched diverse technology projects, including judicial benchview training related to deployment of new case management systems in civil, family law, juvenile dependency, probate, and traffic, an automated jury selection application, a customizable, web-based judicial master portal that facilitates easy access to the tools, resources and information needed by judicial officers and a comprehensive application for the management of judicial officer administrative tasks such as absence requests and tracking cases taken under submission.

10 September

Dain Couch

Chief IT Security Officer
Arkansas Supreme Court
Dain Couch has over 25 years of experience with Telecommunications and Information Technology Security. Dain is currently the Judicial Chief IT Security Officer for the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts, where he strives to protect the users and information of the courts and continually develop a more robust IT security program. He has served as the Information Assurance Officer over the 25,000-user network at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia and the 7,500-user network at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

10 September

Paula Couselo-Findikoglu

Senior Statewide Program Manager of Language Access Services
NM Administrative Office of the Courts
Paula Couselo-Findikoglu serves as Senior Statewide Program Manager of Language Access Services at the NM Administrative Office of the Courts and has been managing the NM Center for Language Access since its inception in 2009.
In 2016, the Justice Index, published by the National Center for Access to Justice, ranked the NM Judiciary #2 among 50 states in the nation for its language access efforts.

Ms. Couselo-Findikoglu is a nationally recognized speaker in the language access field and travels nationwide to deliver presentations and trainings. She has spearheaded initiatives, such as:

•Online multilingual avatar project,
•statewide implementation of bilingual domestic violence and domestic relations forms and non-English pleadings,
•the State Justice Institute (SJI)-funded project: “Ensuring Language Access Outside the Courtroom: Training for Judicial Employees,”
•the multi-State-funded project: “Downloadable Court Interpreter Orientation Suite,”
•and the SJI-funded project: “Improving Access to Justice for Native Peoples in State Courts.”

She received a UNM-STC Innovative Award from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 2012 for the Language Access Specialist Certificate Program, which integrates technologies to train court staff to provide language access services outside the courtroom. As part of this ongoing program, she has co-authored several software applications for training purposes.

11 September

Alan Crouse

Deputy Court Executive Officer, Technology and Facilities
Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
Alan Crouse has been leading the technology group for the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino since 2001; where he currently serves as Deputy Court Executive Officer, Technology and Facilities.The court has 88 judicial officers conducting hearings at 13 locations distributed across the largest county in the contiguous US.Prior to joining the court, Alan held a variety of public and private sector positions in the US and Canada including vice-president of a consulting firm and executive director for a council of governments.He earned a B.Sc from Acadia University, an MBA from Redlands University and is accredited as an ISP, CCP and ITCP.

10 September

Darren Dang

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFAO)
Superior Court of California, Orange County
Darren Dang currently serves as the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFAO) for the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, with an annual budget of approximately $200 million and 1,500 employees. He is responsible for all financial and facility operations of the court including budgeting, business analytics, financial accounting and reporting, payroll, contracts, procurement, collections, and facilities maintenance. He has over 20 years of management experience in both the public and private sector. Darren is an advocate for using modern data and analytical tools that provide visibility and enhanced insights to improve workflow efficiencies, optimize resources, and ultimately strive for best in class service to the public.
Darren is the executive sponsor of the data analytics court innovation project at the Orange County Superior Court and the strategic lead for the California data and analytics workstream.Darren holds a Certificate in Business Analytics from Wharton ‘18, Masters in Business Administration from UCLA ‘03, a Masters in Engineering from MIT ‘96, and a Bachelors from CalTech ’94.Darren Dang currently serves as the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFAO) for the Superior Court of California, County of Orange (the Court), with an annual budget of approximately $200 million. He is responsible for all financial and facility operations of the court including budgeting, business analytics, financial accounting and reporting, payroll, contracts, procurement, collections as well as facilities maintenance and delegation. He has over 20 years of management experience in both the public and private sector. Darren holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a Masters in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Bachelors of Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology (CalTech).

10 September

Tony Douglass

President
For the Record (FTR)
Tony is a recognized pioneer and seasoned expert in judicial technology and digital AV recording. Working with Peter Wyatt since 2004, he has helped transform the company into an innovative global partner that helps courts and clients work smarter, faster and with complete confidence.

He continues to spearhead the court recording process, introducing world-first digital technologies to dramatically improve the delivery speed, security and accuracy of court records.

10 September

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Michael Fodor

Sales and Court Innovation Leader
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Nicole Garcia

Jury Administrator
Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County
Nicole Zoe Garcia is the Jury Administrator for the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. As Jury Administrator, Nicole oversees all jury operations for the Superior Court, which is the 4th largest trial court in the country.The office serves over 500,000 prospective jurors annually, including jurors for the 26 Maricopa County Justice Courts, 22 Municipal Courts in Maricopa County, and the State and County Grand Juries.
Nicole has served with the Superior Court for over 13 years.

10 September

Brian Gay

Lead Software Architect
Judicial Branch of Arizona, in Maricopa County
Brian Gay has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry and is currently the lead software architect for the Judicial Branch of Arizona, in Maricopa County.During Brian’s tenure with Maricopa County, he has helped guide the court towards innovations in technology and practices aimed at streamlining court processes. Many of these projects have been nationally recognized, including most recently, The Electronic Petitions to Revoke, which reduced the turnaround time for judicial orders from several days, to a few hours.Brian is excited about current and future initiatives utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning to increase efficiencies and insights.

10 September

Bridget Gernander

Legal Services Manager
Minnesota State Court Administrator’s Office
Bridget Gernander works in the Minnesota State Court Administrator’s Office as the Legal Services Manager. Her role is to provide funding and policy guidance for civil legal aid programs statewide. In this capacity, Bridget is the Executive Director of the Minnesota IOLTA Program and staffs the Minnesota Supreme Court Legal Services Advisory Committee. She started her legal career as an Equal Justice Works fellow before moving to the Minnesota Judicial Branch in 2001. Ms. Gernander’s educational background includes a B.S. in political science from the University of San Diego and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota.

10 September

John Greacen

Principal
Greacen Associates, LLC
After a distinguished career as a court administrator in the federal and state courts – managing both trial and appellate courts and serving as Director of the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts, Mr. Greacen has spent the past eighteen years consulting on many topics for courts in 35 states and 4 foreign countries.

Mr. Greacen received the National Association for Court Management Award of Merit in 1999, the OASIS Distinguished Contributor Award in 2013 and the Ernest J. Friesen Award from the Justice Management Institute in 2017.

Mr. Greacen is Project Consultant to the Self-Represented Litigation Network and Special Projects Advisor to the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.He was consultant to the Pew Charitable Trust for its development of an access to civil justice funding program in 2017.

He previously served as co-chair of the Electronic Court Filing Technical Committee and currently serves as co-chair of the Litigant Portal Technical Committee of the Legal XML Member Section of OASIS – the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.

He is best known for his 1995 article on how court staff can distinguish legal information from legal advice.His most recent publication is Eighteen Ways Courts Should Use Technology to Better Serve Their Customers, issued by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System in late 2018.

10 September

Cody Gross

CIO
Michigan Supreme Court
Cody leads the amazing teams that provide technology and software to over 80% of Michigan’s Trial courts.A native of Montana, Cody is a technologist, leader and coach whose career has been influenced by ranching, the armed forces and enhanced further by experiences with process-driven giants such as General Electric.Since joining the Michigan Supreme Court in late 2015 he has been working to empower teams to adopt new approaches, drive strategy and deliver high impact solutions to the Michigan Trial Courts.

10 September

Martin Gruen

Managing Owner
Martin E. Gruen Consulting, LLC
Mr. Martin Gruen is currently the Managing Owner of Martin E. Gruen Consulting, LLC. and the Deputy Director Emeritus of The Center for Legal and Court Technology (Courtroom 21 Project), housed at the William and Mary School of Law.

During his over 40 years of providing technology solutions to courts and government agencies, Mr. Gruen has been at the forefront of court technology. He has designed many of the country’s leading examples of technology enhanced courtrooms. Recently his work has included several international landmark projects, such as the technology upgrades to the Supreme Court of Nigeria and assisting NCSC with work in the Bahamas. In addition, he has served on many committees to develop standards for court technology and is recognized as a subject matter expert.

Mr. Gruen is best known for his work with The Center for Legal and Court Technology (Courtroom 21 Project). Having helped create CLCT, Mr. Gruen has overseen the courtroom's ongoing technological growth and development. According to Professor Fred Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of CLCT, "Martin Gruen is a truly extraordinary courtroom designer and technologist. We would not have CLCT and the Courtroom 21 Project without him and his creative work.” In 2015, Mr. Gruen retired from William & Mary School of Law’s Center for Legal and Court Technology but continues his involvement as on a Pro Bono basis.

Today, Mr. Gruen serves as a consultant to courts, law agencies and several major legal technology manufacturers.

12 September

Paras Gupta

Chief Information Officer
Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
Mr. Paras Gupta is the Chief Information Officer for the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey where he provides vision, leadership, and direction for all Court information technology programs and services. Under his leadership, the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, has received three California Judicial Council Ralph N. Kleps Awards for innovative and collaborative automated operational processes.

Mr. Gupta serves on the California Judicial Council’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC), he is a certified faculty for the Institute of Court Management program and holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Graceland University.

10 September

Michel Gutierrez

Systems Analyst/Programmer
11th Judicial Circuit
Michel Gutierrez earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Florida International University (FIU). He currently works as a Systems Analyst/Programmer for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Court Information Technology Services (CITeS), where he develops internal and public-facing applications for the Judiciary. Michel has more than 8 years of experience in Object Oriented software development, specializing in Java and Microsoft .NET programming languages such as C# and VB.NET. He has participated in the design and development of several mission critical systems such as The Eleventh Judicial Circuit website and eCourtesy. Currently, Michel functions as the lead developer for Court Management and Access Platform (courtMAP).

11 September

Gary Hagan

Court Technology Officer
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Gary Hagan is the Court Technology Officer for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. He has 34 years of professional experience in Information Technology. Gary received the 2019 State IT Professional of the Year award. He is a member of several court technology committees and Chair of the Due Process Workgroup. Gary designed and implemented advanced technology in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit courtrooms. The design was a model that has been adopted and used by other courts within Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. Under the leadership of Gary Hagan, technology and communications were quickly restored after Hurricane Michael.

10 September

12 September

Stu Hammer

Senior Director, Application Offerings and Advisory Services
Perspecta
As the senior director of the application offerings and advisory services for Perspecta, Stu Hammer specializes in driving strategic transformation programs for customers with an emphasis on application transformation to cloud, application modernization and Agile/DevOps Application programs.
Hammer brings more than 34 years of IT and consulting experience as a proven leader and member of executive-level management teams. He partners corporate objectives with strategic technology advances and innovative trends. He has been a frequent advisor and speaker on IT transformation trends, specializing in application transformation strategies for customers.
Prior to Perspecta, Hammer held a number of leadership roles at DXC Technology and HP Enterprise (HPE) in both public sector and commercial areas, managing service revenues exceeding $500 million. Key roles included: director of U.S. public sector application services and program excellence; director of application services, financial services segment; and director of global applications, business transformation outsourcing.
Previous to his experience at HPE, Hammer served as vice president of information technology for Gelco Information Network, providing payment processing and trade promotion management business services for Gelco’s clients. He led the IT organization to modernize the Gelco applications to a new e-business Software as a Service (SaaS) solution capability.
He also served as managing director of MCI Systemhouse's enterprise application integration and technology solutions. Hammer orchestrated the launch of the Enterprise Connect and Enterprise Component service models, providing enterprise integration using iterative development and integration techniques for clients.
In addition, Hammer has held senior management and technical positions at US West (now CenturyLink) and Marten Transport, Ltd. In these roles, he led key corporate IT initiatives to bring value to the business through implementation of strategic transportation and telecommunication systems.
Hammer graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s of Business Administration and Information Management. He earned a master’s of Computer Systems Management from Creighton University and was nominated to Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for collegiate schools of business.

10 September

Jim Harris

Technology Consultant
National Center for State Courts
Jim Harris has been a Technology Consultant for the National Center for State Courts since 2006. Before joining NCSC, Jim worked in public- and private-sector organizations implementing technology solutions for courts and has extensive experience in case management systems, electronic filing, electronic warrants, courtroom technology, enterprise architectures, integrated justice systems and access to justice initiatives. Jim has been an active participant and contributor in development of technology standards, including several justice-related standards developed through the OASIS open standards organization. He also staffs the Joint Technology Committee of COSCA and NACM, assisting with guidance to the courts community on adoption of new technologies. Jim is PMP certified and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida.

10 September

Deno Himonas

Justice
Utah Supreme Court
Deno Himonas was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court in 2015. For the decade prior, he served as a trial court judge in a court of general jurisdiction. Justice Himonas is deeply involved in the access-to-justice movement and often can be found speaking about access-to-justice issues around the country. He currently chairs two task forces that are focused on access to justice, one on licensed paralegal practitioners and the other on online dispute resolution, and co-chairs a third, which is reimagining the regulation of the practice of law.

12 September

12 September

Danielle Hirsch

Principal Court Management
National Center for State Courts
Danielle Hirsch is a Principal Court Management Consultant at the National Center for State Courts, with an emphasis on access to justice programs. Danielle brings a broad range of relevant professional experiences to her work at the National Center for State Courts. Immediately prior to joining NCSC, Danielle served as the Assistant Director of the Civil Justice Division of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts. In this role, Danielle was responsible for leading and managing the judicial branch's work to promote, facilitate and enhance access to justice in Illinois, with a particular emphasis on efforts to remove barriers and increase the ease of interacting with courts by persons who cannot afford lawyers to represent their interests and needs. She was also the Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access and before that, the Director of Advocacy at The Chicago Bar Foundation. Among many highlights of her work, Danielle developed and managed an innovative new program, Illinois JusticeCorps, which places college and law students in courthouses to provide procedural assistance to people without lawyers. Danielle has authored numerous articles in law reviews, bar journals and other publications and frequently is called upon to speak at legal, academic and nonprofit meetings and events.

At the beginning of her career, Danielle clerked for the Honorable William Wayne Justice of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas and Justice ZM Yacoob of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She was also an associate with the K&L Gates law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for several years. Danielle has taught at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, the University of Illinois College of Law and John Marshall Law School.

12 September

Brett Howard

Chief Information Officer
Orange County Superior Court
Brett Howard is the Chief Information Officer at the Orange County Superior Court in California. Brett joined the court in January 2014 and is responsible for the court’s applications and infrastructure. Brett has over 30 years of experience in IT and is currently leading his organization through a migration to the Microsoft Azure Cloud utilizing Platform as a Service cloud services.Brett is also involved in various statewide initiatives and is excited about the different collaboration efforts under way in the California courts.

10 September

Chris Iverson

Assistant Trial Court Administrator
Unit 2 - ND Judiciary
Chris Iverson began her career in the North Dakota court system in 1989 and is currently the Assistant Court Administrator for Administrative Unit II which is comprised of seventeen counties.She is a 2008 Fellow of the Institute for Court Management and has been certified to teach many of their CMP classes including Managing Technology Projects & Resources and Leadership.

Chris participated in the pilot project to move their court to a new case management system and provided assistance to other counties during their go-live process.She is currently the chair of their case management system’s statewide User Group.

12 September

David Jackson

SVP for Business Development
CaseLines
David Jackson is SVP for Business Development, heading CaseLines’ Washington, DC office. In 2015 David oversaw the successful digitization of 40+ prosecutor offices and 78 criminal courts in the space of just one year. As a result, Britain’s national prosecutor, the Crown Prosecution Service, won the country’s premier award for paperless working in government. After the initial CaseLines rollout, David worked with judges in the UK to develop a collaborative tool to view case information (PTPH) allowing the DA (Crown Prosecution Service) to work more effectively with defense counsel and reduce by 50% the number of court appearances required. More recently, David was responsible for the rollout of CaseLines to numerous county and city governments primarily for child protection work, and for civil litigation use, in South Africa, Canada, the UK and other countries.

11 September

Samantha Jessner

Supervising Judge, Civil Division
Los Angeles Superior Court
Samantha Jessner is the Supervising Judge of the Civil Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Judge Jessner also serves as Co-Chair of the judicial Technology Committee and Chair of the education subcommittee which has successfully developed and conducted technology training programs and materials for over 500 judicial officers on a wide variety of applications including but not limited to, case management and benchview applications, an application for the management of judicial officer administrative tasks, and an electronic/digital jury selection application. Judge Jessner is also a member of the California Judicial Council’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, which is tasked with making recommendations to the Judicial Council for improving the administration of justice through the use of technology. Judge Jessner was appointed to the bench in 2007. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Berkeley Law.

10 September

Rochelle Klempner

Attorney
New York State Court System’s Division of Technology
Rochelle Klempner is an attorney in the New York State Court System’s Division of Technology. She primarily works on access to justice-related technology projects. This includes creation, implementation and promotion of NYS document assembly programs; creation of the NYS CourtHelp website (www.NYCourtHelp.gov) for people who do not have a lawyer, creation of the NYS e-filing website for litigants e-filing on their own (www.nycourts.gov/efile-unrepresented); as well as development of plain language forms and publications.

10 September

10 September

David Kozlowski

Clerk
22nd Judicial Circuit in McHenry County, Illinois
David Kozlowski has been with the Clerk of the 22nd Judicial Circuit in McHenry County, Illinois since January 2007. David’s role has changed over time, and has continuously grown toward designing, implementing, and supporting data integration. These data integration projects have improved business workflows within the court itself, as well as sharing data between 3rd party entities such as the State’s Attorney, Probation, Police Agencies and Illinois State agencies. David received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University in 2002.

10 September

Fredric Lederer

Chancellor Professor of Law and Director
Center for Legal and Court Technology
Fredric I. Lederer is Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) (formerly the Courtroom 21 Project) at William & Mary Law School. He is responsible for the McGlothlin Courtroom, the world's most technologically advanced trial and appellate courtroom, and the Court Affiliates, an organization of federal, state, and foreign courts. His current work addresses the legal issues related to AI, IoT, and related technologies. He is the author or co-author of eleven books, numerous articles, and two law related education television series.

10 September

12 September

Nicole Le

Manager for the Business Analytics Team (BAT)
Orange County Superior Court
Nicole Le currently serves as the manager for the Business Analytics Team (BAT).Specifically, BAT delivers innovative and user friendly data-driven analysis, enhanced data reporting methods, financial and strategic planning dashboards to support policy decision-making and court wide initiatives.Nicole has over 22 years of service in the public sector, 12 years with the Court and 10 years with the Department of Child Support Services in Orange County, California.Nicole received a Juris Doctor from Western State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine.

10 September

Karen Levey

Chief Deputy Trial Court Administrator
Ninth Judicial Circuit Court
Karen has been with the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida for almost 30 years. In addition to serving as the Official Court Spokesperson, Karen manages the Circuit’s comprehensive public information, media relations and civic outreach efforts.

Karen is responsible for all Due Process Services, including Jury, Court Reporting, Court Interpreting and Problem Solving Courts.Karen is actively involved in the Court’s social media sites and oversees the Court’s strategic planning efforts and security planning.

Karen has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Master of Arts in Political Science both from the University of Florida.Prior to coming to work for the Circuit, she worked for a Federal Congressman, worked as a Regional Planner and as an Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

10 September

Dan Lohrmann

Chief Security Officer
Chief Strategist at Security Mentor Inc.
Dan Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist and author. Starting his career at NSA, Lohrmann has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in many leadership capacities. As a top Michigan Government technology executive for seventeen years,Dan was national CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. He is currently CSO & Chief Strategist at Security Mentor, where he advises global and local corporations and governments on cybersecurity and technology infrastructure strategies and security culture change. He has been a keynote speaker at security conferences from South Africa to Europe and Washington D.C. to Moscow.

Dan’s award-winning blog: http://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/
CSO Magazine articles: http://www.csoonline.com/author/dan-lohrmann
Security Mentor presentations: https://www.securitymentor.com/news/presentations

11 September

11 September

Emy López

Coordinator
Colorado’s Justice for All Triage Pilot Project
Emy López is the coordinator for the implementation phase of Colorado’s Justice for All Triage Pilot Project. This initiative is a collaboration of the Colorado Judicial Department, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Colorado Access to Justice Commission, and is administered by the National Center for State Courts. Emy serves as liaison and coordinator for software development, outreach, marketing, communications, user testing and evaluation. The Colorado Resource Network portal focuses initially on the needs of vulnerable adults. Through this site caregivers and users will access meaningful and responsive legal, community and “do-it-yourself” resources that expand access to justice in Colorado.

10 September

Lee Lowe

Sr. IT Project Manager
Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts
Lee Lowe is a certified Senior IT Project Manager for the Court Information Systems Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. She received a B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Central Arkansas and the M.S. in Physics from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is an established professional with over 20 years of combined experience in information technology, project management and professional instruction. She joined the AOC in February, 2013 and has successfully managed several multiple phase, complex projects for the Arkansas Judiciary including serving as the Team Lead for the Modernization Strategic Initiative.

10 September

Yanitza Madrigal

Judicial Support Administrator II
11th Judicial Circuit
Yanitza Madrigal earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from Florida International University (FIU) and is completing a Juris Doctorate from FIU Law. She currently works for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida in court administration and case management. Her training and experience include providing case management and administrative support to judges, training court staff on implementing effective case management procedures both on a local and national level, screening cases for compliance with civil and local rules, and conducting case research. She most recently participated in the design and implementation of the Civil Justice Initiative Project, one of four nationwide projects focused on the study of innovations aimed at reducing cost and delay in civil cases. Currently, she is involved in restructuring the Circuit’s technological infrastructure and the integration of technology in court processes with Court Information Technology Services (CITeS). She serves as liaison between Court Information Technology Services (CITeS) and Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and serves as project lead in connection with courtMAP on behalf of AOC operations.”

11 September

Conor Malloy

Rentervention Project Director
Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing
Conor Malloy is the Project Director for the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing's chatbot initiative, 'Rentervention.' He is also the founder of Saoi Consulting LLC, a firm dedicated to implementing cost-effective, low-code-no-code technology solutions and process improvement for lawyers. Conor is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, and received Meritorious Recognition for the ABA's 2018 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access. He has served on numerous panels, and delivered presentations across the US and Canada concerning process automation, tech-efficient law practices and access to justice.

11 September

Taylor Maron

Business Analyst
22nd Judicial Circuit in Illinois
Taylor Maron is the Business Analyst for the 22nd Judicial Circuit in Illinois for the past two years.

Before working for the Courts, Taylor worked for seven years as the Head of IT for a small business in his hometown of Woodstock, IL. After gaining much useful experience in such a focused environment, he then began working as a Programming Analyst at Aon-Hewitt, writing financial software. Taylor now assists the 22nd Circuit improve and maintain its technology to streamline its processes, as well as create new solutions to better serve the public.

10 September

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Ricardo Marrero-Guerrero

Judge Administrator
Caguas Judicial Region
Judge Ricardo Marrero-Guerrero currently serves as Judge Administrator for the Caguas Judicial Region since September 2016. Previously he served as Judge Administrator for the Guayama Judicial Region. Judge Marrero-Guerrero is a Superior Court Judge in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico since July 2013, after serving as a Municipal Court Judge from July 2007 onwards. From 2003 to 2007 Judge Marrero-Guerrero served as an attorney in the Government Ethics Office of Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Law School in May 2002.
After Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, the Caguas Courthouse was the first Court opened to the public. It started providing services on Sunday September 24. The Caguas Courthouse was the only court hearing cases from the whole Island for the first days after the disaster and served as the Puerto Rico Judicial Branch Emergency Management Center in the aftermath of the Hurricane.

12 September

Stacey Marz

Director of Self-Help and Language Access Services
Alaska Court System
Stacey Marz is the Alaska Court System Director of Self-Help and Language Access Services. She oversees the Family Law Self-Help Center that provides remote facilitated statewide self-help services.She creates content and maintains the court’s self-help websites and plain language forms.Stacey works on access to justice initiatives, including triage, simplification projects and language access.Her work involves many different technology applications including the Legal Navigator portal, ODR, GIS mapping, social network analysis, creation of on-line courses for guardians and interpreters, text reminders for court dates, and apps to track expenses by family guardians and answer debt collection complaints.

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12 September

Alex McCall

Product Management
Thomson Reuters
Alex is responsible for defining and grooming the C-Track Enterprise product feature catalogue and roadmap. He collaborates with clients, industry associations and other Thomson Reuters corporate technology resources to develop innovative features and shape the direction of the solution.Alex holds a BS from University of Notre Dame, Six Sigma Green Belt from Project Management Institute and is a Certified PMP.

12 September

Jack McCarthy

Judiciary CIO
New Jersey Courts
Since October, 2012, Jack McCarthy has been responsible for establishing strategies and direction for information technology in the New Jersey Courts. He began his career with the Judiciary as a probation officer, worked as a business analyst on the judiciary statewide case management systems, worked as a network analyst, led the state's Information Technology Security Division, and led the judiciary business analysis unit prior to his appointment as Judiciary CIO.

11 September

Charlie Mercer

Senior Manager Development
Michigan Supreme Court
Charlie is a native Michigander who enjoys camping with his wife Megan and their 4 children. Working in a family IT business Charlie often found it necessary to innovate and problem solve. At Michigan’s Supreme Court, Charlie has driven problem-solving innovation for more than 15 years in IT Security and Application Development roles. In 2013 Charlie led a team to re-imagine the Michigan “One Court of Justice” website; subsequently recognized as one of the world’s top 10 government websites. In 2014 Charlie began experimenting with Agile practices, now the foundation for how Michigan’s Judicial Information Services builds and delivers software.

10 September

Brendan Monaghan

Senior Vice President
BXS Insurance
Brendan Monaghan, Senior Vice President at BXS Insurance, has been in the risk management and insurance field for close to a decade. In that time he has come to be regarded as a leading voice in the field of cyber risk in Arkansas. He has been featured for his expertise on cyber risk in such publications as Arkansas Business and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.
Prior to entering the field of insurance and risk management, Brendan practiced law in Little Rock. He is active in the local community serving on the boards of Youth Home, Ozark Mission Project and the Little Rock Visitor’s Foundation.
He holds a Juris Doctor from UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and a B.A. from Hendrix College.

10 September

Jared Nishimoto

IT Manager and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Coconino County Courts
Jared Nishimoto has over 17 years of Information Technology experience, and for the past 11 years, he has worked as the Court Information Systems Coordinator and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Coconino County Courts in northern Arizona.

Jared currently teaches classes on Cybersecurity, and Emergency Preparedness to employees of Coconino County and other entities across the state of Arizona. For the last 10 years he has been in charge of continuity planning for the courts.

He has completed the National Center for State Courts, Institute for Court Management: Emergency Management - Courts and the Preservation of the Rule of Law and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Emergency Management and Homeland Security with an emphasis in Cybersecurity Policy and Management.

10 September

Evan O'Mahoney

Chief Technology Officer
Bexar County
Evan O’Mahoney is the Chief Technology Officer for Bexar County, which is the fourth largest County in Texas and the sixteenth largest County in the United States.As CTO, Evan is responsible for leading the overall IT strategy, with a specific focus on digital government and the enablement of services through an innovative use of technology.Evan successfully led the County’s recent data center transformation to a hybrid-cloud model.He has over fifteen years of experience in the IT industry holding various leadership roles, to include over ten years with a Fortune 100 corporation. His unique consultative led approach ensures that IT products and services are aligned with established company objectives.

10 September

Snorri Ogata

Chief Information Officer
Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County
Snorri Ogata is the Chief Information Officer Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, where he is responsible for overall information technology efforts in support of 550 judicial officers, 4,500 employees, and 40 locations. He joined the court as CIO in January 2014. Most recently, Snorri was the CIO for the Orange County (California) Superior Court and has over 30 years of IT experience in a variety of industries. He is currently a member of the California Judicial Council’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, the NCSC Court Component Model focus group, the OASIS Litigant Portal Technical Committee and an enthusiastic collaborator with the California Court IT community.

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12 September

Rod Olson

Unit II Court Administrator
North Dakota Judicial System
Rod Olson served 19 years as a Court Administrator in Minnesota and has been a Trial Court Administrator in North Dakota since 2005. He is a 2009 fellow of the National Center for State Court’s Institute of Court Management and has been certified to teach many of their CMP classes including Managing Technology Projects & Resources and Leadership.

Rod has experience serving on various court user groups and committees including the Personnel Policy Board, the Court Technology Committee, and also served on the Oversight Committee for the implementation of the Odyssey Case Management system. Two of the counties in his unit were chosen as the pilot sites for the implementation of a new case management system which involved moving from paper files to entirely electronic files, complete with imaging, e-filing, and web access.