Daniel Hall

Daniel J. Hall is Vice President of the Court Consulting Services Division. As vice president, he is responsible for the development, coordination and execution of consulting work and the provision of technical assistance to the nation’s courts.

Before joining NCSC, he was the Director of Planning and Analysis for the Colorado Judicial Department. In that role, he developed nationally recognized staffing models including weighted caseload systems for court staff, judges and magistrates. He served as the initial Executive Director of the State commission on Judicial Performance where he oversaw the design and implementation of the methodology used to evaluate judges as they stood in judicial retention elections. This included survey design, distribution, analysis and the drafting of evaluation reports. In addition he has provided court consulting services internally working in Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Nigeria, Peru, Spain and Singapore.

While at NCSC he has worked nationally and internationally in the area of court performance. He directed the development of CourTools, a set of court performance measures for trial courts. Internationally, he is working with a Consortium of judicial organizations that has published the International Framework for Court Excellence.

Mr. Hall holds a B.A. degree in Sociology and a M.P.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Examples of NCSC Projects

  • Implementation and Management Services for the Illinois Judicial Performance Evaluation Program (current)
  • Participated in the launch of the International Framework for Court Excellence at the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration Court Quality Forum
  • Conducted case flow management workshop for Egyptian judges. Washington, D.C.
  • Developed the International Framework for Court Excellence to assess court performance with the Subordinate Courts of Singapore, the European Judicial Council, the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, and the Federal Judicial Center
  • Led the effort to developed court performance measures for trial courts (CourTools) and appellate courts (Appellate CourTools)
  • Tracked the impact of budget shortfalls on state courts and created services to help them meet those financial challenges
  • Assisted Minnesota and Vermont in their efforts to re-design/reengineer court services in light of budget shortfalls

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