Alan Carlson

Alan Carlson has over 37 years of experience working in state and local justice systems across the country and internationally.  He currently serves as the chief executive officer of the Orange County Superior Court, one of the largest state trials courts in the country.  His duties include clerk of court, court administrator, and jury commissioner.  He previously served as the CEO in San Francisco Superior Court, the executive officer and jury commissioner in Monterey Superior Court, and the assistant executive officer and jury commissioner in Alameda Superior Court.  Other positions held included president of the Justice Management Institute (JMI), director of court services in the California Administrative Office of the Courts, and staff attorney of the National Center for State Courts.  Mr. Carlson holds a JD degree from Hastings College of Law and a BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley.