Courts and Customers: What Do Court Users Have to Tell Us?

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: September 20, 2022 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Obtaining customer feedback, obtaining usable feedback, obtaining enough of it to be able to rationally modify court programs, all of these are major hurdles.  And yet getting good customer feedback is so important.  It is important to complete the loop: to … Continue reading Courts and Customers: What Do Court Users Have to Tell Us?

Behavioral Health and the Courts: What Should You Be Doing Right Now?

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: August 16, 2022 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM In this episode, we ask the question, “What should our courts be doing now?”  This month we bring our discussion on behavioral health and the courts home. In previous episodes we talked about the extent of the problem nationally and how … Continue reading Behavioral Health and the Courts: What Should You Be Doing Right Now?

Where is Bail Reform Now? Drive for Reform and Push Back 

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: July 19, 2022 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Bail Reform has been praised as an effective way to correct a societal wrong.  Its byword has been “bail does not keep the most dangerous in jail: it keeps the poorest.” Despite this argument, Bail Reform is receiving increasing pushback. Bail … Continue reading Where is Bail Reform Now? Drive for Reform and Push Back 

Online Dispute Resolution and Virtual Mediation: What Is Your Court Choosing?

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: June 21, 2022 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Online Dispute Resolution has been with us in various forms since the 1990s, although it really became widely accepted a little over five years ago.  By contrast, widespread acceptance of virtual mediation seems to have been an outgrowth of the COVID … Continue reading Online Dispute Resolution and Virtual Mediation: What Is Your Court Choosing?

Behavioral Health and the Young: Adolescents and The Mental Health Crisis 

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: May 17, 2022 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM This country’s mental health crisis is by no means limited to adults.  We know that young people frequently suffer from traumatic events.  This fact has only been made worse by the scourge of COVID.  A recent survey by the Pew Research … Continue reading Behavioral Health and the Young: Adolescents and The Mental Health Crisis 

The Great Resignation: How Has It Affected the Courts?

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: April 19, 2022 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM One unintended consequence of the COVID pandemic has been a phenomenon called “The Great Resignation.” Large numbers of American workers have either quit their jobs or (after being laid off) have chosen not to return to their previous employer.  CBS News … Continue reading The Great Resignation: How Has It Affected the Courts?

Mental Health and the Courts: The Collaborative Court and Community Effective Criminal Case Management

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: March 15, 2022 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM In our last two episodes on mental health and the courts we talked about the fact that traditional criminal case management is not meeting the needs of the people we serve. We must develop a new comprehensive and collaborative model. We … Continue reading Mental Health and the Courts: The Collaborative Court and Community Effective Criminal Case Management

Work – Life Balance: What Does It Look Like in 2022?

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: February 15, 2022 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM We’ve been talking about work-life balance for decades.  It is a perennial challenge. What has changed in these last two years is, of course, COVID.  For the first time in the history of America’s court system, large numbers of employees are … Continue reading Work – Life Balance: What Does It Look Like in 2022?

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

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