Director of Communications
National Center for State Courts
Former judicial educator inducted into Warren E. Burger Society
Williamsburg, Va., Nov. 20, 2019 — Daniel H. Straub, who for more than 40 years taught courses on judicial administration before he died on April 17, is being posthumously inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society.
The Burger Society honors individuals who have used their time, talent, and support to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) in exceptional ways. It is named for the former chief justice of the United States who helped found NCSC in 1971. The induction ceremony, attended by Dr. Straub’s wife, Karen, takes place Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C.
Straub was an instrumental part of the creation of the profession of court administration and served as long-time dean of the Institute for Court Management’s Fellows Program at NCSC.
An Air Force captain during the Vietnam War, his scholarly pursuits began at the University of Southern California School of Public Administration, where he served for 26 years teaching graduate-level courses in judicial administration. He also joined the faculty of the University of San Francisco and at the National Judicial College.
He was owner and president of his namesake management and consulting firm. His consulting work included Fortune 500 corporations, federal, state, and local government agencies, and courts.
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.