Written by National Association of Women Judges|December 01, 2017|News


NAWJ Resource Board Co-Chair Cathy Winter has been meeting the needs of communities by specializing in work with U.S. and international based court and government technology and education groups for over 35 years.  Ms. Winter served as Director of Corporate Development at CourtCall, LLC, located in Los Angeles from 2008 until her retirement in 2017. 

CourtCall develops innovative and customized, remote appearance programs introduced to the courts in 1996.  Today, CourtCall works with thousands of courts and legal communities across the United States and Canada.  Initially developed to help facilitate pre-trial non-evidentiary matters, allowing lawyers to participate remotely, CourtCall's platform of services has expanded over the years to include managed audio and video services for Civil, Probate, Juvenile, Family and Criminal Courts, facilitating expert witness testimony, arraignments, video remote interpreting, mental health and drug court matters as well as Worker's Compensation hearings and depositions, just to name a few.  The service is widely used today, servicing Municipal, State, Federal, Bankruptcy, and Provincial Courts. Prior to her tenure at CourtCall, Cathy worked with AT&T for over 20 years in numerous capacities including: management positions in Government Affairs, Training and Teleconferencing Services.  During her tenure with AT&T, Cathy had the pleasure of working with the founders of CourtCall to help them start their business.  Prior to AT&T, Cathy taught children with special needs and worked with the County of San Diego's Children's Mental Health.  Cathy also serves on the Board of Directors of Western Justice Center, a non-profit organization that designs and implements programs to promote effective conflict resolution in school and community settings.  Cathy has been a guest speaker at several law schools teaching Technology in the Courtroom and has volunteered coaching teams and judging moot court competitions at junior high, high school and law school levels.

Cathy joined NAWJ's Resource Board in 2010.  Since then, she has been involved in numerous initiatives of great benefit to NAWJ. Cathy served on the Planning Committee for NAWJ’s 36th Annual Conference in San Diego, and was a member of NAWJ’s website committee, working collaboratively to develop and implement NAWJ's new website. Cathy was honored to receive NAWJ’s Matte Belle Davis Award in 2015 during NAWJ’s Annual Conference in Salt Lake City in recognition of her dedication to NAWJ, going above and beyond in her role as member and volunteer to help make a difference to the organization and its mission. Cathy helped develop and was a panelist on the 2016 IAWJ Biennial, "Courts in Crisis" plenary session. She was also the Co-Chair of the Friends Committee for the NAWJ Midyear Conference in Los Angeles in 2017 and is an active participant with NAWJ's sustainability initiative. 

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