The Membership Committee exists to : (1) entice newly designated chiefs as well as experienced chiefs who  have never been involved with the Council to become active members, and (2) maintain the interest of current chiefs who attend our conference but do not otherwise participate in Council activities to  become active members of the Council.

The Committee will endeavor to maintain a current roster of Chief Judges by seeking updated member information from existing members, checking websites of appellate courts to ascertain changes in leadership, and working with  National Center staff and the Conference of Court Administrators to identify all  appellate court chief judges and the expiration dates of their term.

 The Committee will contact newly selected chief judges, offering congratulations and encouraging their participation in the Council and its annual conferences.   The Committee will implement a buddy system for new chiefs and host a new members breakfast at the annual conference.  


 Mark D. Pfeiffer, MO, Chair

Sandee Bryan Marion, TX, Vice-Chair

Roger W. Boren, CA

Cory J. Ciklin, FL

Alexandra D. DiPentima, RI

L. Joseph Lee, MS

James F. McKay III, LA

Mary Sheffield, MO

W. Matthew Stevenson, FL