Courts, COVID, and Vaccinations: What Have We Learned? What Are We Still Learning?

Court Ethics January 2021 Vaccination Survey Results The Coronavirus has hobbled our nation’s court systems for most of 2020.  Here in the first quarter of 2021, we are faced with new hope but also new challenges.  No matter how quickly the vaccines are distributed, it appears likely that restrictions will remain in place for most … Continue reading Courts, COVID, and Vaccinations: What Have We Learned? What Are We Still Learning?

Local Courts: Their Complex Issues and How Are They Solving Them?

Court Leader’s Advantage Video Podcast: January 2021 Bonus Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Welcome to a bonus episode on how local courts are facing and solving their many complex issues.  As mentioned in last week’s episode, these local suburban and rural jurisdictions are very often the representative of the judicial branch in … Continue reading Local Courts: Their Complex Issues and How Are They Solving Them?

Local Courts: Their Complex Issues and How Are They Solving Them?

Court Leader’s Advantage Video Podcast: January 2021 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM When we talk about the challenges confronting America’s judicial branch, we often focus on the concerns and accomplishments of large metropolitan courts.  After all, they are often the ones that have more money and more resources to throw at a … Continue reading Local Courts: Their Complex Issues and How Are They Solving Them?

Courts and COVID: What’s Been the Global Response?

IACA's Global Conversation Video Podcast: December 2020 Episode Brought to You by the International Association for Court Administration Sponsored by Tyler Technologies The Coronavirus pandemic has been a scourge across the globe.  It has also been one of the longest lasting and most widespread crises in recent times.  It has affected every component of government … Continue reading Courts and COVID: What’s Been the Global Response?

Wildfires, Protests, and COVID: How Have Courts Coped with Compounding Crises? Part Two

Court Leader’s Advantage Video Podcast: December 2020 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Part two of a conversation with our panel of court administrators whose courts have endured multiple concurrent crises.  They had to deal with questions of allowing protestors into the courthouse because it is a public building while worrying about vandalism.  … Continue reading Wildfires, Protests, and COVID: How Have Courts Coped with Compounding Crises? Part Two

eCourts Highlights and Reflections on 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, in this end of year post I recap last week’s NCSC eCourts Virtual Conference  and share some thoughts on this past, unprecedented, year. The eCourts Conference (https://e-courts.org) was a slimmed down, online version of the annual event held in Las Vegas.  There was the usual good content, and here … Continue reading eCourts Highlights and Reflections on 2020

Wildfires, Protests, and COVID: How Have Courts Coped with Compounding Crises? Part One

Court Leader’s Advantage Video Podcast: November 2020 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Unbelievably, the expression “we are living in unprecedented times” has become a cliché.  Since early 2020, so much has happened to us, so quickly, and with so little warning that the only response anyone seems to have is “Well, now … Continue reading Wildfires, Protests, and COVID: How Have Courts Coped with Compounding Crises? Part One

The International Framework for Court Excellence and Court Responses to the Pandemic

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.