The Warren E. Burger Award for Excellence in Court Administration Nominating Process

Burger Award Info

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The nomination process

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Be active in work devoted to improving state courts, or recently retired
  • Have significant experience serving or assisting state or local courts
  • Have provided leadership at the state or national level to improve state court systems

The following information must accompany each nomination:

  • Letter of nomination setting forth up to three major accomplishments of the nominee
  • A resume for the nominee
  • Two letters of reference from individuals who have direct knowledge of the nominee’s accomplishments

The selection committee

The Governance and Nominations Committee of the NCSC Board of Directors serve as the selection committee for this award. The Committee may consider nominations on its own motion. Nominations are solicited annually. When a nominee is selected the award will be presented at a time and location mutually agreeable to the recipient and the National Center for State Courts. 

Solicitation of nominations is sought from members of the NCSC Board of Directors, its advisory committees and associations for which NCSC serves as secretariat. Any person interested in improving the operation of state courts may submit a nomination. Current members of the NCSC Board of Directors and current employees of NCSC are not eligible for the award.