Alan Carlson

Chief Executive Officer at Orange County Superior Court

Alan Carlson

Alan Carlson

Chief Executive Officer at Orange County Superior Court

Biography

Alan Carlson was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County (CA) Superior Court in September of 2008. As the court administrator, clerk of court, and jury commissioner of a unified state trial court of general jurisdiction, he oversees operations with 124 judges and 20 commissioners sitting in seven court locations.

Mr. Carlson previously served as president of the Justice Management Institute (JMI), an independent, non-profit organization that provides technical assistance, workshops, research, professional publications, and continuing education programs to improve the administration of justice.

His career includes many years of court administration throughout the state of California, including seven years as Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Superior Court. He also did an overseas consulting stint with the judiciary on the West Bank and Gaza in Palestine on civil caseflow management and general court administration issues.

Mr. Carlson is an active member of the California State Bar. He has been awarded the National Association for Court Management Award of Merit for distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the profession of court administration (2012) and the Robert B. Yegge Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Judicial Administration, American Bar Association, Lawyers Conference, Judicial Division (2010).

He received his J.D. from the Hastings College of Law in 1976; and a B.S., with Honors, in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley in 1973.

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Justice Management Institute
Orange County Superior Court
Superior Court of California - County of San Francisco

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Chief Executive Officer at Orange County Superior Court
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JD
Class of 1976

The University of California's Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings or Hastings) is a top tier public law school in San Francisco, California, located in the Civic Center neighborhood. Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, it was the first law school of the University of California and was one of the first law schools established in the Western United States. It is the oldest law school on the West Coast. It is also one of the few university-affiliated law schools in the United States that does not share its campus with undergraduates or other graduate programs.

BS in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research with Honors
Class of 1973

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2008 - Current
Chief Executive Officer
Prior

The San Francisco County Superior Court is one of the Superior Courts of California. Katherine Feinstein (daughter of Senator Dianne Feinstein) had been the presiding judge of the court for twelve years, through 2012.Judge Cynthia Ming-Mei Lee was elected the new presiding judge on June 27, 2012. The court has 52 judges and one commissioner.

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