Amy McDowell

Amy McDowell is an Education Program Manager with the Institute for Court Management, responsible for managing and coordinating the ICM Fellows Program. Amy also serves as faculty for ICM’s national and partnership courses. In addition to her work with the Institute, Amy partners with the National Center for State Courts’ Knowledge and Information Services Division, providing assistance to NCSC constituents in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, ethics, and human resources management. Amy is an Editor of the annual publication Future Trends in State Courts.

Prior to joining the NCSC staff, Amy practiced local government law, specializing in human resources and public safety. As part of her responsibilities, she assisted both general and limited jurisdiction courts with human resources issues and regularly conducted legal training for managers and supervisors. Amy also clerked for the Honorable Daniel A. Sarno, Jr., with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges.

Amy received a B.A. in Government and English from the College of William and Mary, a M.P.A from Old Dominion University, a J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, and is an ICM Fellow. In addition, she serves as an adjunct professor with the Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration at Old Dominion University, teaching graduate courses in administrative law, ethics, and urban law and public policy. Amy also serves as faculty for ICM.