Patricia Tobias

Patricia Tobias has been with the NCSC’s Court Consulting Services division as a Principal Court Management Consultant since August 2014.  Ms. Tobias has experience working in a wide variety of national, statewide, and local projects including those involving leadership and governance, organizational assessment, caseflow management, and criminal justice reform.  Prior to becoming a Principal Court Management Consultant, Ms. Tobias served as the Administrative Director of the Idaho Courts for 20+ years, since November 1993.  She previously served as the Clerk of the Court, St. Louis County, Missouri (1986-1993); Director of Court Services Division, Office of the State Courts Administrator, Missouri Supreme Court (1980-1986); and Adult and Juvenile Probation Services, Champaign County Circuit Court, Illinois (1976-1979).  Ms. Tobias served as President of the Conference of State Court Administrators and as Vice-Chair of the NCSC’s Board of Directors (2002-2003) and on the Council of State Governments’ Justice Center Board of Directors (2009-2011).  She received the NCSC’s Warren E. Burger Award for Administrative Excellence, 2012; the Robert L. Doss, Jr., Memorial Scholarship, 2011; the Justice Management Institute’s Ernest C. Friesen Award of Excellence, 2008; the Idaho State Bar’s Award of Distinction, 2003; the Public Policy Leadership Award, 2003; and the Kramer Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration, 2001.  Ms. Tobias received her M.S.J.A. from the University of Denver, College of Law and her B.S. from the University of Illinois.