Gordon Griller

Gordon M. Griller is the Director of Trial Court Leadership Programs. His responsibilities are split between educational programming and court consulting. He has consulted, taught, and written on caseflow management (trial court delay), leadership, self-represented litigants, jury reform, visioning, planning, budgeting, and systems and procedures.

Before joining NCSC, Mr. Griller held numerous private and public positions dedicated to court improvement and reform, including Vice President for Justice Practices (2003-2006), State and Local Solutions Group, Affiliated Computer Systems (ACS, Inc.), a global, Fortune 500 business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology (IT) outsourcing company; Administrator for all Trial Courts (2001-2003) and the Superior Court (1987-2001) of Arizona in Maricopa County (Phoenix); Judicial District Administrator (1978-1987) for the Second Judicial District of Minnesota in Ramsey County (St. Paul); and Court Administrator (1976-1978) for the Municipal Court of Hennepin County (Minneapolis), Minnesota.

Mr. Griller has a BA in Political Science and MA in Public Administration from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). He is a Graduate Fellow of the Institute for Court Management (1976), a founding member of the Urban Court Managers’ Network, and has served on the governing boards of the National Center for State Courts, the American Judicature Society, and the National Conference of Metropolitan Courts.

Highlights of NCSC Projects

  • Operational Analysis of the Newark (NJ) Municipal Court
  • Operational and Management Analysis of the Ann Arbor (MI) Municipal Court
  • Governance and Leadership Structure Review of the Twenty-Second Circuit Court, McHenry (IL)
  • Expanding Juvenile Jurisdiction for the Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • Analysis of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Indian Tribal Court, Kingston (WA)
  • Information System Strategies for the Court of Common Pleas, Dayton (OH)
  • Workload and Programs Study of the Trial Courts of Snohomish County (WA)
  • Space Planning and Programming Assistance to the Maricopa County, Arizona Superior Court
  • Polk County (IA) Facility Utilization Study
  • Review of Governance and Management of Court Services for the 16th Judicial Circuit (IL)
  • Strategic Plan Update for the King County (WA) Superior Court
  • Study of the Impact of Illegal Immigrants on State Courts (Grant from State Justice Institute)

Contact Court Consulting Services for further assistance:

Laura G. Klaversma
(303) 308-4301
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