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
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
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
While certainly not an exhaustive list, the following links are
provided for your use.
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
National Center for State
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
Institute in Judicial Education
Offered through the University of Memphis’ Center for the Study of
Higher Education, LIJE is implement advanced leadership in judicial
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
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
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
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.
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
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.