Social Media and the Courts: How Do We Deal with This Growing Reality?

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: November 2019 Episode Blogs and podcasts are a growing fixture on our social landscape.  There are now more than 750,000 podcasts produced and over 48 million people a week listen to a podcast.  Estimates are that billions of people worldwide read one or more blogs on the internet.  This is a … Continue reading Social Media and the Courts: How Do We Deal with This Growing Reality?

2019 CourtFutures Top Trends to Watch

CourtFutures: The Next Ten Years By Phillip Knox and Peter C. Kiefer The Surveys We have summarized the best thinking of nearly 1,400[1] court professionals who have looked at 186 different scenarios of possible futures.  This report highlights the 2019 assessments focusing on the responses by age cohort compared to the overall group. Eight surveys … Continue reading 2019 CourtFutures Top Trends to Watch

Facing the Impacts of Mental Illness- Promising Practices

The Future of the Courts: The Next 10 Years Phillip Knox and Peter C. Kiefer Contributing Factors & Impacts of Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System There are enormous societal and economic costs of warehousing mentally ill offenders in our jails and prisons. Several criminal justice jurisdictions have not quite reached consideration of … Continue reading Facing the Impacts of Mental Illness- Promising Practices

Workplace Civility — How is Your Court Doing?

September 30, 2019 news headline: “Kansas federal judge reprimanded for sexual misconduct.”[1] The Judicial Council of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued the public reprimand (the most severe sanction it could impose) after an extensive investigation of employee complaints. Closer to home, a local court administrator was terminated recently after many years of inappropriate … Continue reading Workplace Civility — How is Your Court Doing?

What are Generation X and Millennials Saying About the Workplace? Three Perspectives

The Pew Research Center estimates that right now there are more Millennials than Baby Boomers in America.  By 2030 Millennials and Gen Zs will make up 75% of the workforce.  A Gallup Poll found that 21% of Millennials had changed jobs within the last year, that’s three times more than other generations.   On top of … Continue reading What are Generation X and Millennials Saying About the Workplace? Three Perspectives

Suddenly He Was There: Is Your Court Prepared for a Shooting Tragedy?

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: September 2019 Episode Shooting incidents are becoming a scourge on the American landscape and courthouses are certainly not immune.  An incident can last only seconds but the trauma to court staff and the unsuspecting public can live on and on.  If a calamity occurs, we face the triple challenge: emergency decisions … Continue reading Suddenly He Was There: Is Your Court Prepared for a Shooting Tragedy?