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    Director of State Courts J. Denis Moran, the administrative head of the Wisconsin court system since Oct. 1, 1978, has announced that he will retire effective May 31. Moran, 60, was the first person to serve as director of the reorganized court system.


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    Wisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 76, No. 3, March 2003

Director of state courts announcements retirement

Director of State Courts J. Denis Moran, the administrative head of the Wisconsin court system since Oct. 1, 1978, has announced that he will retire effective May 31. Moran, 60, was the first person to serve as director of the reorganized court system.

J. Denis Moran

Moran

"It has been a privilege to serve the people and the courts of Wisconsin over the [past] 24 years," says Moran. "Our accomplishments have been both significant and lasting and have earned Wisconsin's court system a reputation as among the best in the country."

Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson agreed. "Our judges and court staff are in demand on the faculty of national and international conferences because other jurisdictions recognize that Wisconsin is doing great things. Denis has been an important part of that."

The National Association for Court Management honored Moran in 2002 with its Award of Merit, given for "leadership and excellence in the advancement of the ideals and principles of modern judicial management and professional court management." Under Moran's leadership, the Wisconsin courts' commitment to excellence and innovation has led to numerous initiatives that jurisdictions around the nation and the world are replicating. One key project that has become a model for the nation is a state-of-the-art computer network in the circuit courts. The automation initiative, now known as the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP), has made the courts more efficient and has facilitated information sharing with various state agencies in a timely and cost-effective manner.

In addition to leading innovative projects, Moran led efforts to improve courthouse security and customer service and to provide quality continuing education for the state's judges.

In retirement, Moran plans to remain active in court management on a consulting basis.




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