Lorri Montgomery
Director of Communications
National Center for State Courts

Washington Court Director named to leadership positions in two national court organizations

(Williamsburg, VA) August 14, 2017 – Washington State Court Administrator Callie T. Dietz has been named president of the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), and vice-chair of the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors. Both positions are one-year terms and became effective last week during the annual joint meeting of the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators in Philadelphia.

COSCA is comprised of the chief executives of the court systems in each state, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. The conference is committed to strengthening the judicial branch by improving the quality of state courts and increasing the public’s trust and confidence in the justice system.

Dietz has been the Washington Court Administrator since 2012. Before that, she served as Administrative Director of Courts for Alabama, the first woman to serve in that position. She also served as director of the Alabama Judicial College and Family Court Divisions as well as state coordinator of Court Referral Programs and the Assistant Director of the Municipal Court Operations Division.  Prior to working with the Alabama AOC, she worked with the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.

On the COSCA Board, she has served as Chair of the Education and the Elders and the Courts committees and as Vice-Chair of the Services to New Members Committee and a member of the Meeting Planning Committee.

Her long history in Alabama led her to be named a “Local Hero in Montgomery, Alabama” in 1996, a distinction that allowed her to carry the Olympic torch on its way to Atlanta.  She has received numerous other awards throughout her 37 years in court administration.

The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court reform 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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