There are various roles that a court leader may need to exhibit and master. This articles reviews those roles and preferences noted from our colleagues.
In this time of attention to systemic discrimination in our justice systems, it is critically important to make Diversity & Inclusion a priority in court administration. This article outlines the actions that court administrators can take to make Diversity and Inclusion a reality.
A key component of fulfilling the public's trust in the judicial branch is achieving diversity and inclusion in the staff and operations of the court.
Court administrator leadership responsibilities are multi-faceted and wide ranging. Court leaders are called upon to demonstrate a mastery of skills and professional competencies. Administrative duties range from caseflow management, to human resource and fiscal management, and to facility and security oversight. Increasingly, court leaders are also called upon to administer technology, collaborate and coordinate with … Continue reading Court Leadership – Responsibilities and Skills that are Varied and Diverse
COOPs and the Coronavirus: The Lessons May Surprise You Courts are now in the midst of reopening, yet the Coronavirus is still very much with us. Right now, the United States has had over 2.3 million confirmed cases with over 26,000 new cases reported just yesterday. We have experienced 121,000 deaths from the virus and … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, June 25, 2020 Episode
Your Court Restarting Trials? Here’s What Works As courts are reopening, many have already held their first trials. Others are planning to start trials in the next month or two. Whether they are conducted in-courtroom, or via video conference-calls, trials are going to look different for some time into the future. What will change for … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, June 18, 2020 Episode
Let us consider leadership under stress. Resiliency can help us deal with stress. This article provides an insight on and summary of techniques to be resilient. Sometimes normal life is challenging and stressful. Court leadership has experienced extraordinary stress: ongoing leadership challenges, resource limitations, pressure for accountable, efficient, and stable operations, and now, COVID19. Some … Continue reading Leadership Under Stress – the Role of Resiliency
Budget Strategies: What Have We Learned from the Lockdown? About three weeks ago, May 14, 2020, the financial crisis was looming, but the details were still vague. Since then several courts have been forced to begin budget cuts that have included layoffs and furloughs. Yet even now all we can say about the national situation … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis?: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Episode
Courts and Protest! also Virtual Hearings: What Have We Learned After Three Months? The events that have transpired since late February of this year defy classification. A pandemic the likes of which this country has not seen since the 1918 Spanish fluUnemployment numbers that rival the 1929 Great DepressionNow protests and riots in dozens of … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis?: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Episode
Adaptive Leadership is needed to proactively respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. New article provides excellent tips on how to use Adaptive Leadership in your court.