Fulfilling the Public’s Trust: Accountability

Like all governmental institutions, courts are accountable to the public they serve for their performance. What is accountability? It is being responsible for the fulfillment of obligations and being called to account for actions in the discharge of duties. The work courts do to fulfill the public's high expectations in the delivery of justice is the key to public trust and confidence in the courts.

From Trust to Courage: reflections on the NACM 2019 Annual Conference

Last week I attended the annual conference of the National Association for Court Management (NACM) in Las Vegas. Once again it was a great experience, filled with wonderful education sessions as well as meeting and networking with colleagues, and a bit of fun on the side. Here are a few things I learned during the … Continue reading From Trust to Courage: reflections on the NACM 2019 Annual Conference

Risky Business, Part 3: Practical Example of Internal Financial Controls

I wrote in the two prior “Risky Business” posts about why the management area of Internal Control is so important and outlined the five main Internal Control components.  To briefly recap, here is an excellent summary of what Internal Control is all about: Internal controls are systematic safeguards that are a continuous built-in component of … Continue reading Risky Business, Part 3: Practical Example of Internal Financial Controls

NACM-Core Workforce Management Review — Help is Welcome!

I am participating in a National Association for Court Management Workgroup that is reviewing and recommending updates to the NACM-Core "Workforce Management" curriculum (https://nacmcore.org/curriculum/workforce-management/).  The workgroup will be editing sections of the curriculum over the next couple of months. In case you are not familiar with the scope of the Workforce Management, it primarily covers … Continue reading NACM-Core Workforce Management Review — Help is Welcome!