Award of Merit Criteria Deadline April 14
Early Career Professional Deadline April 14
Justice Achievement Award Deadline April 28
Perkins Award Deadline April 14

Top 10 Court Technology Solutions Awards Deadline April 14 (Formerly the Top 10 Court Websites Awards)


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.

Dan Straub (center) 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




Justice Achievement Award

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

2015 Justice Achievement Award Recipient


Cate Boyko, program director, the Minnesota Judicial Branch, accepts the NACM Justice Achievement Award from JAA chair Edwin Bell. The winning project was Conservator Account Auditing Program.

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)














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  

2016: Amy Kinsey

2015: Kate Fogarty


The Top 10 Court Technology Solutions Awards for 2016
Presented at the 2016 NACM Annual Conference

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

Hawaii State Judiciary
Los Angeles Superior Court
Minnesota Judicial Branch, Hennepin County
Digital Court Reporting

Minnesota Judicial Branch, Hennepin County
Online Chat

Arizona Superior Court, Cochise County
Greene County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Missouri
Federal Court of Australia
New Hampshire Judicial Branch
Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada
Grayson County Clerk’s Office, Texas