NCSC mourns loss of long-time staff member

Former NCSC Principal Court Management Consultant Robert “Bob” Tobin, 89, passed away recently in Silver Spring, Md. Bob worked for NCSC for 27 years, retiring in 2004, only to return to work shortly after retirement and working until 2012. 

Bob made an indelible mark on court administration nationally.  He authored several books including “An Overview of Court Administration in the U.S.,” “Trial Court Budgeting,” and “Creating the Judicial Branch: The Unfinished Reform.” He published numerous papers, reports, and articles about court administration throughout the years. 

Bob was hired at NCSC in 1985 following a long career as a trial attorney.  He was a man of intellect, humor and earned a reputation for excellence in all he did.  In 2007, NCSC created an award in his name to be given to an NCSC employee who has “developed a product that represents excellence."