Hines, BeMent Become Institute of Court Management Fellows

Two Georgia Court Administrators Earn Highest Court Management Certification

Williamsburg, VA — On May 8, 2015, two Georgia Court Administrators were awarded the highest court management certification by the Institute for Court Management (ICM). Ms. Stephanie Hines, JC/AOC Human Resources Manager & EEO Officer, and Mr. Tracy J. BeMent, 10th District Court Administrator, became Fellows of the ICM having successfully completed the rigorous requirements of its Fellows Program. Ms. Hines and Mr. BeMent, along with 20 other court professionals from around the United States took part in graduation ceremonies conducted at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Mr. BeMent is the 2015 recipient of the Institute for Court Management’s Vice President’s Award of Merit for Applied Research, presented annually to a graduating student of ICM’s prestigious Fellows Program in recognition of the most outstanding research project. Ms. Hines’ project can be accessed here.

Ms. Pamela Q. Harris, State Court Administrator, Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts, welcomed the group of graduates.  Each participant received a letter from Chief Justice John G. Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court, regarding their projects.

The ICM Fellows Program is the only program of its kind in the United States. This professional certification program was established more than 40 years ago, in part, by Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger in his call for improving the management of state court administration. The intensive four-phase educational program better prepares court professionals for management and leadership positions. Since the first class of graduates in 1970, nearly 1,200 court professionals in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and 12 foreign countries have become Fellows.