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July 2009

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2009 Director's Leadership Program Residents Selected

Four Judiciary court staff from around the country will work in Washington, D.C., over the next six to 12 months as residents in the Director’s Leadership Program. The new program residents are David Crews, clerk of court for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi; Terence Dunn, clerk of court for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon; Vanessa Lantin, law clerk for Judge David Stewart Kennedy, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Tennessee; and Allyson Theophile, supervisory pretrial services officer for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

All four residents will work at the Administrative Office on national initiatives and high-priority projects affecting the federal courts. Crews will assist in the national implementation of a facility access card program; Dunn will assess potential enhancements to the Judiciary’s public access services; Lantin will help revise an essential publication of the bankruptcy courts; and Theophile will help develop a pretrial services outcome measurement system and raise awareness of the costs of pretrial detention.

The Director’s Leadership Program was established to foster a greater sense of awareness and understanding of AO/court operations and is intended to involve senior and mid-level court staff in national initiatives. Residents gain insight into the issues facing the Judiciary, as well as an appreciation of the nature of judicial administration at the national level.