Nora Sydow is a Senior Court Management Consultant at the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). In that role she has led and participated in a variety of court system reform projects in over 15 states to improve court organization, policy, and operations, with a particular emphasis on juvenile and family courts. She has presented to state and national audiences, authored several peer-reviewed articles, and designed curriculum on those topics as well. Prior to joining NCSC, Ms. Sydow worked as a college instructor in a criminal justice program and has also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Ms. Sydow received her J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law and dual B.S. degrees from Old Dominion University in political science and criminal justice. She is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.