ICM Fellow Star Award



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Jude Del Preore
Trial Court Administrator
Burlington Vicinage,
Burlington County, New Jersey

Each year, the Star Award is conferred on an ICM Fellow who demonstrates excellence in the advancement of court administration through leadership and education.  The Institute for Court Management accepts nominations for the Star Award from ICM Fellows. The Award winner is announced at a Fellows reception typically held at the annual conference of the National Association for Court Management.  The recipient of the 2014 Star Award is Jude Del Preore from New Jersey.

Jude is the Trial Court Administrator in Burlington County, New Jersey. He is responsible for managing and coordinating the operations of a judicial district, including financial management, human resources management, and all aspects of caseflow management. He has served the New Jersey Courts for over four decades. During this period, he has maintained executive level positions in both court administration and the probation service. Jude has long been devoted to training and development. He is a certified ICM trainer and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Seton Hall Law School, two county colleges, both state and county police academies, and the New Jersey State Administrative Office of the Courts Training and Organizational Development Unit. Jude has published numerous articles in the area of court and volunteer management. He was a contributing author to the American Correctional Association’s treatise on the use of intermediate sanctions. He has authored sections of the Business Continuity Management Mini Guide published by the National Association for Court Management and the Future Trends in State Courts publication of the National Center for State Courts. He has written a portion of the Guide on the NACM Core. For his outstanding achievements in the field, he has been recognized in the Warren E. Burger Society of the National Center for State Courts, Who’s Who in the East and Biltmore’s Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals. He has also served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management in 2004 and the National Association for Court Management in 2010. Jude holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s degree from Kean University. He is a 1988 Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.

Congratulations to Mr. Del Preore, ICM’s winner of the 2014 Star Award.

“Alvin Toffler said, ‘The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.’ Nowhere does that become more evident than to the court professional that is dedicated to lifelong learning and continuous self-improvement. The NACM Core will inform changes to court training and certification programs. New challenges facing our nation’s courts will shape our education needs. ICM and its Fellows, as well as Certified Court Executives and Managers, will lead the way in these efforts. It is a true honor to be selected as the 2014 ICM Star Award recipient. It recognizes my ongoing efforts to judicial branch education. This, along with induction to the Warren Burger Society, are the most important accolades in my career. Thank you.”


Previous Star Award Winners

2013 Kevin J. Bowling
2012 Howard H. Berchtold, Jr.
2011 Patricia Duggan
2010 Don Jacobson
2009 Bob Zastany
2008 Chris Crawford
2007 Collins E. Ijoma
2006 Pamela Ryder-Lahey
2005 D. J. Hanson
2004 Sue Dosal and Gordy Griller
2003 Donald Cullen
2002 Janet G. Cornell
2001 Carl Baar and Geoff Gallas
2000 Mary M. Brittain
1999 Daniel H. Straub