Courts and Ethics: Should the U.S. Supreme Court Adopt a Code of Conduct?

January 17th, 2023, Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Every state in our nation has a Judicial Code of Conduct.  Every judge in each state is obligated to follow that state’s Code.  Since 1973, most Federal judges have been subject to The Code of Conduct for United States Judges.  There is … Continue reading Courts and Ethics: Should the U.S. Supreme Court Adopt a Code of Conduct?

Courts and Inside Information: What Can and Should We Do with What We Learn at Work?

Question of Ethics: A Conversation on Courts and Ethics – September 22, 2022, Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM We are not stockbrokers or day traders, but in our role as court employees we learn a lot.  We know about patterns of litigation against businesses and against professionals in the community. We know about protection orders … Continue reading Courts and Inside Information: What Can and Should We Do with What We Learn at Work?

Hiring Court Employees: Can Selection Criteria Be Objective?

December 20, 2022, Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Courts have committed to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion particularly in recruiting and selecting court employees. This commitment however has not been without controversy.  One criticism has been that personnel recruitment and selection should be entirely objective and … Continue reading Hiring Court Employees: Can Selection Criteria Be Objective?

Court Rules and Procedures: Technological Innovation

Question of Ethics: A Conversation on Courts and Ethics – August 25, 2022 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM The COVID Pandemic brought the use of technology to the forefront of our conversation worldwide. Technology is expanding at breakneck speed. Is it out stripping courts' ability to manage new technological innovations? Relevant Ethics Canons Canon 1           … Continue reading Court Rules and Procedures: Technological Innovation

Courts and Confidence: Does The Public Look at Different Courts Differently?

November 15, 2022, Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM The public’s perception of our courts continues to be a topic of concern and curiosity for court professionals.  Last month we discussed finding of the National Center for State Courts 2021 State of the State Courts survey that found that … Continue reading Courts and Confidence: Does The Public Look at Different Courts Differently?