Wednesday, February 8, 2023

RIP Bill Vickery (1948-2023)

Today's DJ has William C. Vickery, 1948 - 2023 -- During his 20-year tenure as administrative director of the Judicial Council, Vickrey collaborated with chief justices, the Judicial Council, and the courts on historic reforms for California’s judicial branch. "Vickrey served three California Chief Justices — Malcolm Lucas, Ronald M. George and Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye."

The Recorder has William Vickrey, Former Administrator of California's Courts, Dead at 75 -- Vickrey served under three chief justices during a 19-year career where he oversaw a restructuring of California court administration. "For two decades, Vickrey led what was then known as the Administrative Office of the Courts, serving under three chief justices as California’s judicial branch moved from a system of 58 county-based trial courts to a more centralized operation under the Judicial Council."

In Memoriam: Longtime Judicial Council Administrative Director William C. Vickrey
Vickrey received numerous awards for his public service contributions, including the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) Warren E. Burger Award in 1995, induction into the NCSC’s Warren E. Burger Society in 2009, and the Judicial Council of California’s Distinguished Service Award in 1999.