Daniel J. Hall

Daniel J. Hall is Vice President of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), Court Consulting Services Division in Denver, Colorado.  As vice president, he is responsible for the development, coordination and execution of consulting work and the provision of technical assistance to the nation’s courts through the NCSC which is headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Before joining the NCSC in July 2001, he was the Director of Planning and Analysis for the Colorado Judicial Department.  In that role, he developed nationally recognized staffing models including weighted caseload systems for court staff, judges and magistrates.  He served as the Executive Director of the State Commission on Judicial Performance where he oversaw the design and implemention of the methodology used to evaluate judges as they stood in judicial retention elections.  In addition, he has provided court consulting services internationally working in Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Greece, Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Palau, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Solomon Islands, Spain and Singapore.  He directed the development of CourTools (2005) and guided the revision of the Conference of Chief Justices’/Conference of State Court Administrators’/American Bar Association’s Trial Court Model Time Standards (2011) as well as the the Model Time Standards for State Appellate Courts (2014).  In addition he led the development of the Principles for Judicial Administration (2013) to assist courts as they strive to be efficient, effective, fair and secure adequate funding. He is currently leading NCSC’s efforts to develop Courthouses of the Future: Guiding Principles to help courts as they look to construct or remodel their courthouses. Internationally, he is founding member of the International Consortium for Court Excellence (ICCE) that produces the International Framework for Court Excellence (IFCE).  He serves on the Consortium’s Executive Committee.  He has worked to implement the IFCE in eighteen countries. The IFCE is a tool countries can use to assess how well their judicial services are being delivered. He has served as an adjunct professor at Denver University College of Law.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.