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Kent Batty

Arizona Superior Court Pima County

Mr. Kent Batty, has been the administrator for the Superior Court in Pima County since May of 2000.  He is responsible for all of the administrative functions of that court.  Previously, he served as the administrator for the Washtenaw County (Michigan) Trial Court, a demonstration site for a unified court structure, and as administrator for the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan, the court of general jurisdiction in Wayne County.  He began his court administration career with the Kansas Supreme Court’s administrative office. 


Mr. Batty earned his B.A. in management from Duke University and his M.S. in Judicial Administration from the University of Denver College of Law.  He has taught undergraduate classes on court administration, as well as court management, caseflow management, and leadership to judges and administrators from the U.S. and abroad.  Mr. Batty has taught on court management at The National Judicial College since 1993.  He has spoken before many groups on effective leadership, ethics and other topics.  He chairs the oversight committee for the Court Leadership Institute of Arizona and teaches for it, as well as new judges’ orientation and other state education programs.  He is currently certified faculty for the Institute for Court Management’s courses on Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts, Caseflow Management and Leadership.


Mr. Batty has been president of the National Association for Court Management; president of the Arizona Association of Superior Court Administrators; president of the Michigan Association of Circuit Court Administrators; and has served as a member of the board of directors of the National Center for State Courts.  (4/2015)