Last fall Hurricane Florence devastated the state of North Carolina’s families, communities, and its trial courts. Court administrators Ellen Hancox and Caitlin Emmons discuss how they made it through the storm, took care of their families, and helped manage to keep their courts afloat. What lessons can we take away from their experience? What did we learn about their court’s continuity of operations plans?
Published by Peter C. Kiefer
Peter C. Kiefer is a career court veteran with over 40 years experience working with trial courts in Oregon, Arizona, and California. He has been an administrator in general jurisdiction and limited jurisdiction trial courts; he has also worked for state court administrative offices in both Oregon and California. He has consulted with the judicial systems in Liberia, Moldova, and Beirut, Lebanon, as well as being a member of a NACM delegation that visited the People’s Republic of China. Peter graduated from Santa Clara University with his bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and received his Masters of Public Administration with a specialty in Court Administration from the University of Southern California. In 2016 he became a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management. In 2015 Peter was given the NACM Award of Merit. View all posts by Peter C. Kiefer