Janet G. Cornell has over 40 years’ experience in courts and court system leadership. She is a consultant, presenter, and author with local, state, federal and international experience in engaging, educating and consulting with judges, court staff and justice system professionals. She is currently a contract consultant and faculty for the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, VA, and faculty with the National Judicial College in Reno, NV. Prior consulting has included clients from the United States Aid to International Development (USAID), and the United States Courts-Office of the Circuit Executive, Pacific Islands Judicial Programs. From 2002 to 2013 she was the Court Administrator for the Scottsdale (Arizona) City Court. From 1998 to 2002 she was a criminal justice staff consultant with the Maricopa County (Phoenix, AZ) I.T. Department. Previously, she was Judicial Administrator-Maricopa County Superior Court (civil, criminal, family court, probate, court interpreters, and court facility), Court Administrator with the Maricopa County Justice Courts (traffic, landlord tenant and limited value civil cases) and Operations Manager with the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Areas of expertise include: administration, management and leadership; court governance; caseflow and calendar management; process improvement and reengineering; access for self-represented litigants; operational efficiency assessments; and accountability and court performance measurement.
Consulting and presentations have been conducted at courts and organizations in: Alabama, Arizona, California, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington; and internationally with Australia, Brazil, Micronesia, Palau, and Serbia.
Memberships include the National Association for Court Management and International Association for Court Administration. She is a Past President of the National Association for Court Management, the Arizona Courts Association, and the Arizona Limited Jurisdiction Court Administrators Association. Janet has a Masters of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts-Arizona State University, is a Graduate Fellow-Institute for Court Management-National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA., and has certificates from the Leadership Institute for Judicial Education-University of Memphis, TN., and the Leader Coach Institute-Scottsdale, AZ.
Volunteer engagements have included work with: the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Emily Auction; serving on the Arizona Citizen Review Panel, for the Arizona Department of Child Safety and Arizona State University-Center for Child Wellbeing (two years as a Panel Co-Chair); and as a volunteer Airport Navigator at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Janet operates a web site on court leadership topics at www.courtleader.net, and enjoys following Formula 1 races and her hobby of driving racecars (Indy cars, NASCAR, dragsters).