Minnesota state court administrator to lead two national court organizations

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National Center for State Courts
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ShorbaMinnesota state court administrator to lead two national court organizations

Williamsburg, Va., July 28, 2021 – Minnesota State Court Administrator Jeff Shorba has been named president of the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) and vice chair of the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors. Both one-year terms began this week during COSCA’s annual conference and NCSC’s Board of Directors meetings in Williamsburg.

COSCA is comprised of the chief executives of the court systems in each state, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. The conference is committed to strengthening the judicial branch by improving the quality of state courts and increasing the public’s trust and confidence in the justice system. It works closely with the Conference of Chief Justices on issues of mutual interest.

“With nearly two decades of service to the state courts of Minnesota, Jeff is a national leader in advancing the administration of justice across the country,” said NCSC President Mary C. McQueen.

Shorba has been Minnesota’s state court administrator since 2012, after spending 10 years as the deputy administrator. Prior to joining the judicial branch, he worked as general counsel and associate general counsel for the Minnesota Department of Corrections and U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Prisons, respectively.

He began his legal career at the Judicial Branch as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Carleton College and Harvard Law School.

Shorba’s COSCA’s board service includes leadership roles on the Joint Technology, Education and Criminal Justice committees and Extreme Risk Protection Order and Immigration and Customs Enforcement work groups.

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.