Lorri Montgomery
Director of Communications
National Center for State Courts

Texas trial court administrator receives Distinguished Service Award

Williamsburg, Va., Feb. 12, 2019 – Fort Worth Municipal Court Director Theresa Ewing is the recipient of the National Center for State Courts' (NCSC) 2018 Distinguished Service Award, presented annually to those who have made significant contributions to the justice system and who have supported the mission of NCSC.

Ewing, who has worked in four courts in three states over 28 years, has a reputation for promoting training for court employees, increasing access to the courts through the use of technology and increasing awareness of the independence of the judiciary.

As director of Fort Worth’s Municipal Court, she oversees 187 employees. With her information technology background, she has implemented electronic case files and e-document systems. She has played a key role in the design and construction of new court buildings and has been actively involved with problem-solving courts such as veterans courts and mental health courts.

NCSC presents a handful of Distinguished Service awards annually to those who have made significant contributions to the court system and to the work of the NCSC. The awards recognize one person from each of the following categories: current or former state appellate judge; current of former state trial judge; state-level court administrator or employee; trial-level court administrator or employee; attorney or other individual not employed by the courts; and current or former international judge or court executive.

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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