Mecklenburg County Trial Court Administrator Charleston L. Carter has been selected to serve as a member of the board of directors of the National Association for Court Management (NACM), the largest organization of court management professionals in the world. Carter was sworn in along with other new board members at the association’s annual conference in Atlanta last week and will serve a term of three years. He is the first North Carolinian to serve as a board member.
“I am very honored to be a director of an esteemed organization where I have learned so much and cultivated so many professional relationships,” said Carter.
In his role as the trial Court Administrator (TCA) for North Carolina’s 26th Judicial District (Mecklenburg County), Carter directs 45 employees and assists almost 30 judges by managing all non-judicial activities such as planning, organizing, and directing limited and general jurisdiction functions. Prior to assuming the role of trial court administrator in 2017, Carter served as the circuit court administrator for the Tifton Judicial Circuit in Tifton, Georgia.
Carter has been a member of NACM for nine years and has been involved in NACM's work through its partnership with the Georgia Council of Court Administrators (GCCA). Prior to relocating to North Carolina, Carter served on the GCCA’s Board of Directors for three years and was the Chair of the Education and Website Committee.
Carter received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University and has earned several certifications, including a Master Certificate of Court Administration from Michigan State University and a Certification in Judicial Philosophy from Harvard University. He has 23 years of legal and court administration experience.