Kent Batty

Kent Batty has been the administrator for the Superior Court in Pima County, Arizona, with its 52 judicial officers, since May 2000.  Previously, he served as the administrator for the Washtenaw County (Michigan) Trial Court, a demonstration site for a unified court structure, and as administrator for the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan, (Wayne County).  He began his career with the Kansas Supreme Court’s administrative office.  He speaks and teaches before many groups on effective leadership, ethics, and other topics.  He chairs the oversight committee for the Court Leadership Institute of Arizona and is currently certified faculty for the Institute for Court Management’s courses on Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts, Caseflow Management and Leadership.  Mr. Batty has been president of NACM, the Arizona Association of Superior Court Administrators, and the Michigan Association of Circuit Court Administrators.  He has also served on of the Board of Directors of the National Center for State Courts.  He received a masters in judicial administration from the University of Denver College of Law.  A graduate of Duke University, he has taught undergraduate classes on court administration, caseflow management, and leadership to judges and administrators from the U.S. and abroad.