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Lawyer honoured for contributions to court administration

James Gingerich (LLM 1982)

James Gingerich (LLM 1982)

6 December 2010

James Gingerich (LLM 1982)

Bristol alumnus James Gingerich (LLM 1982) has been given membership of the Warren E. Burger Society in recognition of his contributions to court administration. Membership of the society is awarded to people who have volunteered their time and talent to support the work of the National Center for State Courtsin exceptional ways.

James, who is Director of the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts, was inducted into the society during the NCSC’s Annual Recognition Lunch on 19 November 2010.  

James became Director of the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts in 1988. Previous to this he was University Counsel and Tenured Professor at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.  From 2004-08, James was a member of the NCSC's Board of Directors, serving as its Vice-chair from 2006-07 as well as on several of its committees. Since 2005, he has played a key role in helping to improve court administration in Kosovo and Haiti through his work with NCSC’s International Programs Committee. Gingerich is also active in the Conference of State Court Administrators, and served as that organisation’s President from 2006-07. He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and sits on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Crime Information Center, IOLTA Foundation, Drug Court Advisory Commission, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council.

The NCSC is a non-profit court reform organisation dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts.