Leadership Training

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 court administrators.

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.


The committee administrates the following programs:

  • Institute for Court Management (ICM)
  • Court Leadership Conference
  • Faculty Skills Development

For more information on CLIA, please email CLIA

2022 CLIA Roster

CLIA Meetings

This page contains the information for the upcoming CLIA meeting, meeting minutes from past CLIA meetings and the current membership list. If you wish to attend the meeting or modify your attendance status, use the form below to register. 



Date/Time TBA

Judicial Education Center

3003 N. Central Ave., 5th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012


Conference Call-in/WebEx



Meeting ID: 937 9018 7467
Passcode: 794800

Future Meetings: TBD
Committee Staff
Committee Assistant Sarah Kennedy, (602) 452-3027


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