James D. Gingerich

James D. Gingerich (J.D.) has served by appointment of the Arkansas Supreme Court as the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts since 1988. In this role he is responsible for the operation of the Arkansas judicial branch and the personnel of the state’s appellate, circuit and district courts. He has served as President of the Conference of State Court Administrators and as a member and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Center for State Courts. In 2010 he was inducted by the NCSC into the Warren E. Burger Society and was the 2014 recipient of COSCA’s Ken Palmer Award. Gingerich received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas, a juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law and a master of laws in international law from the University of Bristol, England. Prior to his service with the Arkansas courts he served as University Counsel and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Arkansas