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Judiciary Executive Inducted into National Society
Mercer Resident to Be Honored for Contributions to Court System
Theodore J. Fetter, deputy administrative director of the courts, will be inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) on Friday, Nov. 17, 2006.
Founded in 1996, the Burger Society honors individuals who have improved the administration of justice in the United States through their exceptional contributions to the NCSC. Mr. Fetter, a trained historian, wrote a book on the history of the Conference of State Court Administrators, chronicling the development of the conference from its inception in 1955 through its 50th anniversary last year.
The official induction ceremony will take place in Washington, D.C., where United States Chief Justice John G. Roberts will present each inductee with a limited edition print of the final portrait of the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, who founded the NCSC in 1971.
Mr. Fetter holds a B.A. from Lafayette College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He has worked in court administration for more than 30 years and has been part of New Jersey's court system for more than 25 years. In addition to authoring a number of scholarly articles on various topics in court administration, he frequently lectures to foreign delegates and court administrators. A Lawrenceville resident, he and his wife, Jane, have three adult sons.