Suzanne H. Stinson, 26th Judicial District Court Administrator for Webster and Bossier parishes, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).
Headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia, NCSC is a nonprofit that aims to improve the administration of justice through the leadership and service of the nation's state courts. Stinson has been re-elected for an additional three-year term.
Suzanne graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana Tech University and has a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University.
Stinson received her Certificate of Judicial Administration from Michigan State University and her Fellowship from the Institute for Court Management. She served in the Louisiana Army National Guard from 1979 to 1982.
She is Past President of the Louisiana Court Administrators Association and Past President of the National Association for Court Management. Stinson was appointed by Chief Justice Catherine Kimball to serve on the Judicial Compensation Commission.
Additionally, she was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve on the State Court Rules Committee, Advisory Committee to the Performance Audit on Jury Practices, Disaster Recovery Planning Committee and the Louisiana Integrated Juvenile Justice Information System Committee.
Stinson is a member of the American Judicature Society, Forum for Advancement of Court Technology, NCSC Knowledge and Information Systems Advisory Committee and Institute for Court Management Advisory Council.
She also currently serves on committees for the Bossier Parish Truancy Assessment Center and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice.
She is president of the Bossier City Mayor's Women's Commission, president of the Shreveport Bossier Bar Association Auxiliary, member of the Junior League of Shreveport/Bossier City, past president of the Benton Rotary Club and a 2007 and 2009 Athena Award Nominee.