Award of Merit

The Award of Merit is presented each year at the NACM Annual Conference to recognize distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the profession of court administration.

Jude Del Preore received the Award of Merit.

Past Award of Merit Honorees:

1986 Geoff Gallas
1987 Edward B. McConnell
1988 Charles H. Starrett
1989 Stanley R. Collis
1990 Donald Cullen
199l Albert H. Szal
1992 Maureen M. Solomon
1993 John Clarke
1994 Alan Slater
1995 Thomas J. Ralston
1996 Larry P. Polansky
1997 Sheila Gonzalez
1998 Barry Mahoney
1999 John M. Greacen
2000 Gordon M. Griller
2001 Kenneth R. Palmer
2002 J. Denis Moran
2003 Frank Broccolina
2004 Janet Cornell
2005 Robert Wessels
2006 Sue K. Dosal
2007 Andra Motyka
2008 no recipient
2009 Collins Ijoma
2010 Pamela Ryder Lahey
2011 Chris Crawford
2012 Alan Carlson
2013 Norman Meyer
2014 Ernest Friesen
2015 Peter Kiefer
2016 Dan Straub
2017 Jude Del Preore




Justice Achievement Award

The Justice Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement and meritorious projects that enhance the administration of justice.


Judicial Branch of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Videoconference Hearings: Island Municipalities of Vieques and Culebra


Past Justice Achievement Honorees:


Minnesota Judicial Branch
Conservator Account Auditing Program

Honorable Mention: Las Vegas Municipal Court, Community Service/Work Program, Automated Time Tracking and Reporting Project


Maricopa County (AZ) Superior Court
Reinventing Probate Court in Maricopa
County: Restoring Public Trust &
Confidence in the Judiciary

Honorable Mention:
Los Angeles Superior Court
Stopping Hate & Delinquency by
Empowering Students (SHADES)














McQueen Award

Sponsored by CCJ, COSCA, NAPCO and NACM, this award is presented biennially in recognition of an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to improving the administration of justice at the local, state and/or national level for a sustained period of time. Accomplishments worthy of recognition will transcend an individual state, community, or organization. Nominations due May 1, 2018.

Perkins Award

The Perkins Award was established in 2013 to honor long-time association manager Linda Perkins, who was the first recipient. The award will be presented annually to an individual who consistently goes above and beyond to make behind-the-scenes contributions to the field of court administration and/or their court.

2016 Perkins Award Winner: Kristopher Steele

Linda Perkins      

Outstanding Early Career Professional Award  

2017: Renee Danser

2016: Amy Kinsey

2015: Kate Fogarty


The Top 10 Court Technology Solutions Awards for 2017
Presented at the 2017 NACM Annual Conference in Partnership with IACA

In recognition of improved communication, operational efficiencies, and access to justice using web technology

Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts
Dubai Commercial Court in UAE
Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator
Superior Court of California, County of Orange
Ministry of Justice - Rwanda
Dubai International Financial Centre Courts
Office of the Criminal Court Clerk, Nashville & Davidson County, Tennessee
Colorado State Judicial Department
General Division of the Common Pleas Court in Clermont County, Ohio
Superior Court of California, County of Kern

Award of Merit Criteria
Early Career Professional
Justice Achievement Award
Mary McQueen Leadership Award

Perkins Award
2018 Court Technology Solutions Awards Criteria (Formerly the Top 10 Court Websites Awards)
          2018 Court Technology Solutions Nomination Form