iacasydneyI had the opportunity to attend the International Association for Court Administration (IACA) conference in Sydney, Australia last week. Congratulations to IACA for a very successful 7th conference with an amazing group of court leaders from more than 40 countries around the world.

Distinguished speakers and panels presented  important court administration topics including on the first day a range of important presentations:

  • Opening keynote address National Judiciaries in a Global Economy delivered by Hon. Chief Justice Robert French AC Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
  • Courts Governance Structures and Court Excellence
  • Succession Planning in Court Administration
  • International Perspectives on Access to Justice and the Empowerment of Women Affected by Family and Domestic Violence
  • The Court Administrator: Succession planning and developing future leadership
  • Access to Justice for Vulnerable Groups
  • Governance: The exploration of the roles of judicial officers & court administrators and how the relationship may be improved and enhanced
  • Balancing Security and Access through Courthouse Design

With so many excellent sessions during the week and with delegates from the around the world including chief justices and judges, court administrators, technology experts, researchers and academics, the panel discussions and published papers provide an important tool to enhance and improve the delivery of court services and access to justice.  

Some of the most interesting conversations addressed the future of the courts and the role of technology in justice.

IACA was founded in 2004 with the mission to improve the administration of justice by advancing modern standards of court administration around the world.  I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with IACA and the global community of court leaders to help achieve this objective.

IACA Delegates


Kacey Carpenter

Senior Manager

Global Government and Public Sector Marketing