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The U.S. Courts awarded Ralph DeLoach, the clerk for the Kansas Federal District Court, the Director's Award for Outstanding Leadership for organizing a workshop that led to long-range automation, staff education and training, and jury utilization plans. James Starr, the clerk for the New Hampshire Federal District Court, also received the award for his initiative in automating the new federal courthouse in Concord, N.H.

Maria Elena Perez, a management and training specialist for Oregon's Federal Bankruptcy Court, received the Director's Award for Excellence in Court Operations for developing the Bankruptcy Noticing Center Financial Application, which monitors costs associated with bankruptcy notices. Cecelia Morris, clerk of the Federal Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, also received the award for her work implementing a pilot project on electronic case filing.

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