Patricia Tobias

Patricia Tobias, Idaho’s administrative director of the courts, took office on November 1, 1993.  She previously served as clerk of the court, St. Louis County, Missouri, 1986-93; as director of Court Services Division, Office of the State Courts Administrator, Missouri Supreme Court, 1980-86; and as part of Adult and Juvenile Probation Services, Champaign County Circuit Court, Illinois, 1976-79.  Ms. Tobias served as president, Conference of State Court Administrators and vice-chair, National Center for State Courts Board of Directors (2002-03), and she served on the Council of State Government’s Justice Center Board of Directors (2009-11). She received the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Award for Administrative Excellence, 2012, and Robert L. Doss, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, 2011; the Justice Management Institute’s Ernest C. Friesen Award of Excellence, 2009; 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.  She holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois (1975) and an M.S.J.A., University of Denver College of Law (1980).