About us

CITOC was chartered in 2005 by the Joint Technology Committee, which consists of members appointed by the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), the National Association for Court Management (NACM), the IJIS Institute, and now includes CITOC. CITOC's secretariat is the National Center for State Courts, who also looks to CITOC for advice and input on its own projects for state courts. Our members include senior technologists for statewide court systems, appellate courts, and local jurisdictions.

Executive Committee

The affairs of CITOC shall be managed by an Executive Committee under such rules as the Executive Committee may determine and subject to the conditions of this charter.

The Executive Committee shall be comprised of eight members:

  • One appointed by COSCA in consultation with the JTC Co-Chairs.
  • One appointed by NACM in consultation with the JTC Co-Chairs.
  • One elected by CITOC members that serves a statewide trial-courts.
  • One elected by CITOC members that serves a local trial-court with a population of more than one million.
  • One elected by CITOC members that serves a local trial-court with a population of less than one million.
  • One elected by CITOC members that is an appellate court CIO.
  • One elected by CITOC members that is the CIO of an administrative office of the courts.
  • One elected by CITOC members, serving at large.

CITOC Executive Board Members
Roster and Term of Office
As of January 2023

NameEmailCategoryTerm ExpiresTerms Served
Tim Holthofftim.holthoff@arcourts.govMember at large12/31/20242
Charles Byerscharlesbyers@kycourts.netStatewide Trial Courts12/31/20240
Casey Kennedycasey.kennedy@txcourts.govAppellate Court CIO12/31/20253
Roberto Adelardiradelardi@jud11.flcourts.orgServes a population >1,000,00012/31/20252
Russel Montchalrussel.montchal@pacourts.usCIO AOC12/31/20261
Winnie Webberwwebber@lakecountyil.govServes a population <1,000,00012/31/20262
Pat Brookspat.brooks@courts.mo.govCOSCA AppointmentN/AN/A
Jorge Bastojlbasto@cherokeecountyga.govNACM AppointmentN/AN/A

Founding Documents

CITOC Charter

CITOC Operating Rules

  • Foster technology policies that support public trust and confidence.
  • Focus on technology for all levels of courts from trial courts to courts of last resort.
  • Promote open standards and best practices.
  • Promote strategic alignment of court technology investments with the court business agenda.
  • Promote the court CIO/CTO as the technology leader who drives court innovation and transformation.
  • Be non-partisan and ethical in our actions and relationships.

CITOC excels as the leading community and trusted resource for court CIOs/ CTOs.

  • Support succession planning, processes and mentoring for court CIOs/ CTOs.
  • Identify and promote leading practices and innovations to support, enable and transform the courts.
  • Improve the sharing of experiences and expertise among members, vendor partners and strategic partners including COSCA and NACM.
  • Curate and promote content on information technology issues, implications, and solutions.

CITOC advances court CIOs/CTOs as key court leaders

  • Promote and strengthen the court CIO and CTO as a business leader and trusted advisor.
  • Advance and reinforce the role the court CIO/CTO performs as a leader in the development of court policies.
  • Support and communicate leadership, innovation, and information technology best practices for the courts.
  • Advance the evolving role of the court CIO/CTO as a transformative court leader.

CITOC is a national leader and advocate for information technology policy in the courts

  • Strengthen strategic alliances with JTC, COSCA, and NACM.
  • Promote and lead cross-jurisdiction collaboratives, solutions and relationships.
  • Promote and enhance the critical role of information technology and innovation in the business and continuity of the courts.
  • Educate and build consensus among members and stakeholders.
  • Advocate for the strategic priorities of court CIOs/CTOs.

  • Assist JTC when requested to write quick response papers which would describe success stories, and outline recommendations, obstacles and ways to overcome the obstacles of current court technologies;
  • Prepare quick cheat sheets/checklists of “dos and don’ts” in certain technology implementations;
  • Provide a variety of training opportunities for its membership;
  • Track technology projects around the country, so that members will know who to call regarding specific technology related programs/projects/activities;
  • Categorize courts, so that comparable information can be compiled and published regarding IT organizations, structures, funding, staffing, etc.;
  • Discuss various IT procurement methods that would include making discounted pricing available to all members and discussing return on investment methodologies;
  • Provide CIO mentoring for new CIOs.