Court Leadership – Responsibilities and Skills that are Varied and Diverse

Court administrator leadership responsibilities are multi-faceted and wide ranging.  Court leaders are called upon to demonstrate a mastery of skills and professional competencies.  Administrative duties range from caseflow management, to human resource and fiscal management, and to facility and security oversight. Increasingly, court leaders are also called upon to administer technology, collaborate and coordinate with … Continue reading Court Leadership – Responsibilities and Skills that are Varied and Diverse

These Times Call for Adaptive Leadership!

It’s hard to deny that our interest is captivated on how we in courts adjust to the Coronavirus challenges:  immediacy of operational changes, unfolding information, and an unknown and evolving nature of dealing with and creating a new work environment.  Do these sound familiar with regards to what courts and court staff are facing?  Courts, … Continue reading These Times Call for Adaptive Leadership!

The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? – Thursday, April 9, 2020 Episode

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: April 9, 2020 Episode The Coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate and confound the country.  It has been a mere ten weeks since the first case appeared in the United States.  This week our panelists talk about communicating in the crisis.  How does your court communicate with employees and with justice system … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? – Thursday, April 9, 2020 Episode

Workplace Civility — How is Your Court Doing?

September 30, 2019 news headline: “Kansas federal judge reprimanded for sexual misconduct.”[1] The Judicial Council of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued the public reprimand (the most severe sanction it could impose) after an extensive investigation of employee complaints. Closer to home, a local court administrator was terminated recently after many years of inappropriate … Continue reading Workplace Civility — How is Your Court Doing?

Great New Publications on Social Media Marketing and Plain Language Usage

Two recent publications have caught my eye: First, the Joint Technology Committee of COSCA and NACM has issued another quality “Resource Bulletin,” this time on Social Media Marketing for Courts (https://www.ncsc.org/About-us/Committees/Joint-Technology-Committee/Publications-and-Webinars.aspx).  As readers of this blog know, I have paid a lot of attention to social media in the courts for many years (most recently, … Continue reading Great New Publications on Social Media Marketing and Plain Language Usage