Mark Di Vincenzo
National Center for State Courts
Williamsburg, Va. (November 16, 2017) — Daniel Becker, retired Utah state court administrator, is being inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society. The induction ceremony took place November 16, in Washington, D.C.
The Burger Society honors individuals who have volunteered their time, talent, and support to the National Center in exceptional ways. It is named for the former Chief Justice of the United States who helped found NCSC in 1971.
Becker, who retired this year, served most recently as Utah’s State Court Administrator, a position he held since 1995. Before that, he worked as deputy director of North Carolina’s Administrative Office of the Courts, and before that as a trial court administrator in Georgia. Becker also serves as vice chair of the State Justice Institute.
Becker is known for his civility, grace and humor as well as for his knowledge of court administration, which he shared with judges and administrators throughout the nation. He served as president of the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) and vice chair of the National Center’s Board of Directors and of the State Justice Institute Board of Directors.
The Burger Society recognition is not his first national award. He has received NCSC’s Distinguished Service Award, COSCA’s Kenneth R. Palmer Distinguished Service Award and the Warren E. Burger Award for Excellence in Court Administration.
The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts.
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