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

Administrator's note:  This is an updated version of an article previously published to Court Leader on April 10, 2018. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze large data sets could greatly increase the effectiveness and usability of tools which can guide people through the resolution of legal disputes and assist them in making legal decisions. At … 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