Mental Health and the Courts: The Crisis with Competency to Stand Trial

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: January 18, 2022 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM In November we started our discussion on how mental illness is impacting our nation and particularly our courts.  In this episode, we are taking a deeper dive into the criminal justice realm, specifically the challenge of competency to stand trial.  The … Continue reading Mental Health and the Courts: The Crisis with Competency to Stand Trial

After Two Years of COVID: What Do We Know Now About Courts, Safety, and Privacy?

Question of Ethics: A Video Conversation on Courts and Ethics - Winter 2021 Edition Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM These last two turbulent years have brought into sharp relief the dynamic tension between a court’s duty to keep both employees and the public safe, and the duty to respect the privacy and the … Continue reading After Two Years of COVID: What Do We Know Now About Courts, Safety, and Privacy?

The Voice of the Profession: Public Confidence in the Courts

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: December 21, 2021 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM The preliminary results from NACM’s Voice of the Profession survey have revealed this year’s number one issue: Public Confidence in the Courts.   Over 95% of those responding reported that they either agreed or strongly agreed that NACM needs to advocate on … Continue reading The Voice of the Profession: Public Confidence in the Courts

What We Know Now About Mental Health and the Courts: Grasping the Challenge

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: November 16, 2021 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM The challenge of mental health impacts America nationwide.  It impacts our states, our communities, our courts, and our entire justice system. Courts are at the center of the clash between competing funding choices, community concerns, and those struggling with behavioral health … Continue reading What We Know Now About Mental Health and the Courts: Grasping the Challenge

The Battle Over Bail Reform: How 5 Courts are Coping with the Challenge

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: October 19, 2021 Episode  Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM The national movement to reduce or eliminate cash bail continues to spark heated discussion.  Several states, including New Jersey and Alaska, have instituted bail reform.  Other states such as California have repeatedly seen attempts at reform fail, either in the legislature … Continue reading The Battle Over Bail Reform: How 5 Courts are Coping with the Challenge

Defending Against Cyberattacks! What to Ask to Make Sure You are Safe

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: October 5, 2021  Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM A cyberattack is truly a different kind of threat, but that threat is real and growing.  It takes a different kind of approach to defend against such an attack.  Different questions need to be asked well before an attack occurs.  Cybersecurity experts … Continue reading Defending Against Cyberattacks! What to Ask to Make Sure You are Safe

Judicial Performance Management: What is the World Thinking Now?

IACA's Global Conversation Podcast: Summer 2021 Episode Brought to You In Cooperation with the International Association for Court Administration Measuring judicial performance is a burning topic in many countries around the globe.  How to balance the need for timely case resolution with the necessity for just results is a question many court experts have often … Continue reading Judicial Performance Management: What is the World Thinking Now?

Courts and Cyberattacks!: It’s Not “If” – It’s “When”

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: September 21, 2021 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Threats from cyberattacks can be easily ignored by courts.  There are many rationalizations: “Our court is too small to worry about cyberattacks” “We have a great firewall that keeps everything out” “Our employees change their passwords every three months just like … Continue reading Courts and Cyberattacks!: It’s Not “If” – It’s “When”

Courts of Record, Judicial Selection, Should Everyone Get a Lawyer? What Can We Learn from Challenges Local Courts Face Every Day?

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: August 17, 2021 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Local Courts can offer incredible opportunity for both defendants and for the community.  They are positioned precisely at a point to curtail dangerous behavior before it grows worse.  The array of problem-solving courts nationally, often managed on a shoestring budget, is … Continue reading Courts of Record, Judicial Selection, Should Everyone Get a Lawyer? What Can We Learn from Challenges Local Courts Face Every Day?

Examining Local Courts: Uncovering the Real Story

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: July 20, 2021 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Local Courts are the least analyzed components of the American court system.  This is particularly ironic since there are thousands of local courts, far more than there are courts of general jurisdiction. It has been estimated that they process over three … Continue reading Examining Local Courts: Uncovering the Real Story