Using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Develop Tools Used in Courts

Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze large data sets can greatly increase the effectiveness and usability of tools which can be incorporated in web portals to guide people through the resolution of legal disputes and assist them in making legal decisions.  At the same time, there are a number of risks and shortcomings if these … Continue reading Using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Develop Tools Used in Courts

Roles and Actions of the Chief Judge and Court Administrator

This article illustrates select roles and actions of the presiding or chief judge and court administrator. Competencies from the National Association for Court Management (NACM) are used as a starting point for framing the roles. Court leaders, whether leadership (presiding or chief) judges or court managers, need to obtain and master certain competencies to be … Continue reading Roles and Actions of the Chief Judge and Court Administrator

The Risks and Rewards of Risk Assessments

In 2015 we asked court professionals from around the world to assess the probability that predictive technology would move courts to become preventive rather than reactive; courts would start preventing things from happening before they happened.  A hallmark of America’s judicial system is that it is both independent and reactive.  Citizens bring their disputes to … Continue reading The Risks and Rewards of Risk Assessments