Jeffrey A. Apperson
Chief Executive Officer and Immediate Past President
Mr. Apperson is Vice President of NCSC International and served as the Clerk of Court for the United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky, since 1993. He is the Chief Executive Officer and immediate past President of the International Association for Court Administration. Mr. Apperson has also served as president of the Federal Court Clerks Association and president of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks. Since November 2007, Mr. Apperson has been assisting USAID Rule of Law contractors in Mexico on an as- needed basis. In addition, Mr. Apperson has performed three assessments of the state legal systems of Chihuahua and Baja, as well as assisted in the assembly of states implementing criminal justice reform in Mexico City. In 2006, Mr. Apperson served as chief of Court Management and Support for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Mr. Apperson’s international experience includes court governance, case management and court administration training for judges and staff in Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia and Albania. He has assessed courts in Zagreb, Pula, Tirana, Bucharest and several in Montenegro. Mr. Apperson has also conducted a seminar regarding jury management in the Senate of Argentina. He was an instructor at the CEELI Institute in Prague, and has provided video conference training for judges from Nigeria, Mexico and Columbia. From 1985 through 1993, he served as clerk of court for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky, and from 1982 to 1985 worked as an attorney for the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in Washington, D.C. with the Office of Management Review and Magistrate Judges Division. He has performed court assessments in over 15 courts in the U.S. in the areas of jury management, case management and court governance. Mr. Apperson received his bachelor’s degree from High Point University and his Juris Doctor from Samford University.