David K. Byers was appointed Administrative Director of the Courts in 1992. Mr. Byers has been with the Supreme Court since 1978 holding a variety of positions including Director of the State Foster Care Review Board System, Director of the Program Services Division, Director of Adult and Juvenile Probation, and Deputy Director of the Supreme Court. As Director, he assists in the oversight and administration of a court system that employs 10,000 people; operates in more than 200 locations, processes more than 2.6 million cases per year; supervises 42,000 adult felons on probation; and has a combined budget from all courts in excess of $550 million dollars. Mr. Byers has served as the President of the National Association of Foster Care Reviewers, as Founder of the Arizona Friends of Foster Care Foundation, and as the Chairman of the Board of the State’s Social Services Indemnity Pool. He has also served as president of the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) and as Vice President of the National Center for State Courts. A member of numerous state committees, Mr. Byers serves on the Department of Justice – Global Advisory Commission, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, the Board of Directors of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorney’s Advisory Council, and the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Arizona. He received his B.A. degree in Iowa and his M.A. degree from Arizona State University.
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