Lorri Montgomery
Director of Communications
National Center for State Courts

North Dakota court director named to leadership positions in two national court organizations

Williamsburg, Va., Aug. 30, 2018 – North Dakota Court Administrator Sally Holewa 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 August 22 during the annual joint meeting of the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators in Newport, R.I.

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.

The state courts have benefited from Sally Holewa’s leadership abilities, from her service on national task forces to her dedicated support on key state court advisory committees. Her innovative and tireless work in North Dakota has earned her a seat on the national stage,” said NCSC President Mary C. McQueen.

Holewa, who has also served as an administrator in courts in Minnesota and Michigan, has been the top state court administrator in North Dakota since 2005. She has been a member of COSCA, the NCSC board, the National Association for Court Management, and the American Society for Public Administration. She is also a fellow of the NCSC’s Institute of Court Management. She received her undergraduate in political science from St. Cloud State University and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Dakota. 

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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