Arizona Judicial Branch



Row 1:

Norma A. Cruz, Charlsie Cordova, Maia Rodriguez, Charles O. Adeleye, Christi Weigand, Odette M. Apodaca, Kelly Gregorio

Row 2: 
Suzette Williams, Vonda Culp, Kim Faust, Regan Appelo, Kay L. Radwanski, Jennifer Wildeman, Mary Y. Navarro, Angela Maddox, Suzanne Bunnin, Michael Smith

Row 3: 

K. Kent Batty, Donna McQuality, Mary Jane Abril, Amy Champeau, Jill Siller, Karen Moorehead, Erika E. Scott, Faye White, Laura Ritenour, Alan Halliday, Paula A. Collins, George Smigelski

Not pictured: 

Farris Burke, LuAnn Garbini, Carolyn K. Kolia, Ann Neuman, Laura A. Spain

The Arizona Court Manager (ACM) program has its roots in the 2005 formation of the Arizona Court Leadership Institute (ACLI). Incorporating Arizona-specific training into the existing National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management (ICM) certification program set the stage for a truly “Arizona certified” court manager. In 2008 a standard ICM curriculum was created in conjunction with six other states and the National Center for State Courts. 

Since 2010, 153 participants have graduated from the ACM program. Please join us in congratulating the 33 graduates of the most recent 2014 program, pictured above. 


Arizona Court Manager (ACM)


ACM Application

To register for the Arizona Court Manager series, you must fill out and submit the 
 Registration Application.

Eligibility: The Arizona Court Manager (ACM) program is for second-level managers, senior supervisors or participants completing the Arizona Court Supervisor (ACS) program. Participants must be recommended by their court or probation department head.   

Admission: Participants must first apply for admission to the Arizona Court Manager (ACM) program. Admission requires approval of one’s court or department head—typically the presiding judge, chief probation officer, juvenile court center director, clerk of the court or superior court administrator. Once admitted, participants can register online for calendared classes two months prior to class start date. Only program participants receive notification of scheduled classes.  AOC EMPLOYEES To register for the Arizona Court Executive series, you must fill out and submit the  AOC Staff Application 


Courses consist of six National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Institute for Court Management (ICM) courses and three Arizona-specific AZ PLUS courses. 




Program Requisite:

ACM participants are required to complete a minimum of one class each 12 months following admittance into the ACM program in order to remain active participants in the program.  Inactive participants will be removed from the program 12 months following notification of inactivity.   

At this time there is no cost to attend these classes. Classes are held at the Judicial Education Center in Phoenix and travel costs are the responsibility of the participant or their court.   

Certified Court Manager Certification: Participants who want the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) ICM Certified Court Manager (CCM) certificate pay a $50 per class fee to the NCSC. Fees can be paid by check, credit card or purchase requisition. Click here for the ICM Payment Authorization form.