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Published on November 24th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Rosalyn Frierson inducted into the NCSC Warren E. Burger Society

Pictured Rosalyn Frierson, second from the right, with the other inductees to the Warren E. Burger Society.

Williamsburg, Va.—Rosalyn Frierson, Director of South Carolina Court Administration, has inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society during NCSC’s Annual Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, November 20, 2014. The luncheon, held at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., was hosted by Arkansas Chief Justice Jim Hannah, president of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and chair of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Board of Directors.

The Warren E. Burger Society honors individuals who have volunteered their time, talent, and support to the National Center in exceptional ways. It is named for the former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who helped found the NCSC in 1971.

Frierson was appointed Director of South Carolina Court Administration in 1998. She is a Past President of the Conference of State Court Administrators and Past Vice Chair of the NCSC Board of Directors.

Frierson was recognized for her commitment and dedication to improving the administration of justice. Known for her organizational ability, clarity of thought and management acumen, Frierson has been a valuable resource to the National Center for State Courts staff as well as to her COSCA colleagues. In addition, she has been an active chair of the COSCA Courts, Children and Families Committee exhibiting passion for these important issues. Equally commendable has been her commitment to improving access to justice through her service as a member of the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission.

Frierson served three years as a member of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Executive Session for state court leaders. This signature NCSC program brought together legal professionals from around the country to chart a course for state court officials in leading the court system into the 21st century. Frierson’s experience working with both the legislative and judicial branches of government allowed her to provide insight on governance and operational issues.

Burger Society inductees are selected by a committee chaired by Texas attorney Charles M. Noteboom, who commissioned a portrait of Chief Justice Burger that hangs in the National Center’s headquarters in Williamsburg, Va. Each inductee receives a limited edition of that portrait, which is signed and numbered by the artist, Fran Di Giacomo.
There are 1,986 prints of the portrait, the first two of which are owned by Chief Justice Burger’s children and the last of which was owned by the late U.S. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who took his oath from the retiring Chief Justice Burger in 1986.

The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court reform organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts.
National Center for State Courts, 300 Newport Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147

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