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The Court Leadership Institute of Arizona (CLIA) is an Education Services Division Unit dedicated to providing education programs to Arizona court leaders. Since 1998, Education Services has partnered with the Institute of Court Management (ICM) to deliver educational seminars to Arizona court administrators and judges. Education Services has sponsored ICM seminars several times a year. A number of Arizona judges and administrators have completed course requirements for the ICM’s Court Management Program and the Court Executive Development Program.

Arizona, well known for being a leader in developing judicial education programs, recognized the need for a “home grown” leadership curriculum. Early in 2004, the Education Services Division assembled a group of limited jurisdiction and superior court administrators and charged them with the task of developing an Arizona-specific court leadership program. The group devised a collection of course topics directed towards current and future court leaders.

The Administrative Office of the Courts determined that the development of court leaders should be a priority and in December, 2005, established the Court Leadership Institute of Arizona. CLIA aims to be relevant, accessible, and innovative. The Institute will develop workshops and seminars targeted at supervisors, project managers, program managers, court administrators, clerks of court, judges with administrative duties, probation managers, and other executive-level court administrators.

CLIA programs focus on a “leadership as collaboration” model where leaders view themselves as both part of an executive team and coordinators of their own administrative team.

For more information on CLIA, please email CLIA

Additional Resources

In keeping with CLIA’s "spirit of collaboration," we encourage the entire court community to continuously develop themselves and their curriculum (if applicable), including by employing a wide variety outside resources.

While certainly not an exhaustive list, the following links are provided for your use.

Bureau of Justice Assistance
BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.

National Center for State Courts
The mission of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is to improve the administration of justice through leadership and service to state courts, and courts around the world.

Judicial Education Reference, Information and Technical Transfer
The Judicial Education Reference, Information and Technical Transfer (JERITT) Project is the national clearinghouse for information on continuing judicial branch education for judges and other judicial officers.

Leadership Institute in Judicial Education
Offered through the University of Memphis’ Center for the Study of Higher Education, LIJE is implement advanced leadership in judicial education.

National Judicial College
The National Judicial College (NJC) provides judicial education and professional development for the nation’s judiciary as well as for judges from other country.

National Association of Court Management
The National Association of Court Management (NACM) is committed to improving the administration of justice and promoting the interdependence of court managers and judges.

National Association of State Judicial Educators
The National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE) strives to improve the justice system through judicial branch education. NASJE is a leader in defining the practice of judicial branch education and in gathering and sharing resources among educators.

Institute of Public Law
The Institute of Public Law (IPL) at the University of New Mexico School of Law engages in research, analysis, teaching, training, writing and publishing to support the development of informed public policy and law.

American Bar Association’s Judicial Division
The ABA’s Judicial Division educates the public, media and other branches of government about the view from the other side of the bench and the important role of the judiciary. The Division is proactive in responding to the challenges faced by the judiciary and further serves the judiciary through educational programming and work on the ethical codes that help define the judiciary.

Arizona Governmental Training Service
The Arizona Governmental Training Service (AGTS) provides top quality, cost-effective training to organizations in Arizona and neighboring states.

Arizona State University’s Certified Public Manager Program
The Certified Public Manager Program is a broad-based management development program, designed to provide public sector professionals with a unique training experience that translates into maximizing the effectiveness of government organizations.


CLIA Meetings

This page contains the information for the upcoming CLIA meeting, meeting minutes from past CLIA meetings and the current membership list. If you wish to attend the meeting or modify your attendance status press the Attend button.

Next Meeting Materials Minutes from past meetings
June 26, 2009
JEC Building
  • September 18, 2009
  • November 20, 2009
  • March 26, 2010
  • July 16, 2010
  • October 12, 2010
August 21, 2008
February 28, 2008
June 11, 2007
February 22, 2007

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If you have any questions regarding the CLIA meetings please contact Deb King, (602) 452-3003

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