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National Center for State Courts
Williamsburg, Va. (July 25, 2014) – Matthew Benefiel, Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida Court Administrator, has been selected to serve on the National Center for State Court's (NCSC) Board of Directors for a three-year-term.
Benefiel has served as court administrator for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, which covers both Orange and Osceola counties, since 1996. In this position, he is responsible for the court’s progressive implementation of advanced court technology and has been a driving force for court innovation, launching a remote court interpreting program in 2007, which has served as model for other national efforts. Before working in the Florida courts, Benefiel served eight years as court administrator for the Virginia Beach, Virginia, Circuit Court. Benefiel is a recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ Distinguished Service Award. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in judicial administration from the University of Southern California.
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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