The revised International Framework for Court Excellence is an excellent resource for courts as we continue to respond to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The courts in Singapore, Republic of Marshall Islands, and the United States have taken many actions to apply the IFCE.
Cybersecurity, jury trials, and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic are all topics in the latest Vantage Point blog post.
Courts are finding themselves interacting with unlikely collaborators. This presents an interesting public relations opportunity. This article recaps actions that might be useful when partnering with different players.
COOPs and the Coronavirus: The Lessons May Surprise You Courts are now in the midst of reopening, yet the Coronavirus is still very much with us. Right now, the United States has had over 2.3 million confirmed cases with over 26,000 new cases reported just yesterday. We have experienced 121,000 deaths from the virus and … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, June 25, 2020 Episode
Your Court Restarting Trials? Here’s What Works As courts are reopening, many have already held their first trials. Others are planning to start trials in the next month or two. Whether they are conducted in-courtroom, or via video conference-calls, trials are going to look different for some time into the future. What will change for … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, June 18, 2020 Episode
Budget Strategies: What Have We Learned from the Lockdown? About three weeks ago, May 14, 2020, the financial crisis was looming, but the details were still vague. Since then several courts have been forced to begin budget cuts that have included layoffs and furloughs. Yet even now all we can say about the national situation … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis?: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Episode
Courts and Protest! also Virtual Hearings: What Have We Learned After Three Months? The events that have transpired since late February of this year defy classification. A pandemic the likes of which this country has not seen since the 1918 Spanish fluUnemployment numbers that rival the 1929 Great DepressionNow protests and riots in dozens of … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis?: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Episode
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!
What Will the Courthouse of the Future Look Like? As more courts reopen many practical problems are emerging. How to social distance in courthouses and courtrooms that are ill-equipped for this kind of crisis? What kinds of traffic and crowd management tools are available? What will courthouses look like ten or fifteen years from now? … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, May 28, 2020 Episode
Cybersecurity is a critical concern for courts that are relying on telework in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A new Government Technology article outlines the problem and recommends best practices.