South Carolina Chief Magistrate Becky Gerrard Featured On Cover of National Magazine
Oconee County Chief Magistrate Janice R. "Becky" Gerrard is featured on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2007 issue of Case In Point magazine - a publication of the National Judicial College. Judge Gerrard is the first non-attorney to appear on the cover of the national magazine and was the first in South Carolina to receive certification in Judicial Trial Skills. In addition to her excellent leadership skills as Chief Magistrate, she is also a power user of technology.
Judge Gerrard serves as the state liaison to the National Judicial College for South Carolina's Summary Court Judges. One of her major duties is to secure scholarships for summary court judges from South Carolina to attend programs offered by the college. Judge Gerrard also serves as treasurer for the S.C. Summary Court Judges Association which has recently created a scholarship fund to provide further opportunities for judges to attend special training at the college.
The National Judicial College is the nation's top judicial training institution. The college's president - William F. Dressel - asked Judge Gerrard to pose for the photo which was taken on a golf course in Sparks, Nevada.