The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? The Panelists

Mark A. Weinberg has served as the Court Administrator for the Seventh Judicial Circuit since May 1993. Prior to moving to Florida, he was an administrator with the court in Maricopa County, Arizona. He holds a bachelor's degree in public administration from James Madison University and a master's degree in judicial administration from the University … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? The Panelists

Can Courts Lead in Solving the Opioid Crisis?

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: March 2020 Episode Over 10 million Americans misused opioids in 2018, which includes over 800,000 heroin users.  In 2016, there were more than 64,000 overdose deaths in the United States; in 2017 overdose deaths jumped to over 70,000.  This is a number that continues to grow in at least 23 states.  … Continue reading Can Courts Lead in Solving the Opioid Crisis?

Is Bail Reform Working? Charlotte’s Revealing Story

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: January 2020 Episode It has been estimated that nationally, more than 60 percent of people in jail have not been convicted of a crime, they are awaiting trial.  Almost 500,000 defendants are in jail pretrial because they cannot afford to post bail.  Three-quarters of pretrial detainees have been charged with a … Continue reading Is Bail Reform Working? Charlotte’s Revealing Story

Social Media and the Courts: How Do We Deal with This Growing Reality?

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: November 2019 Episode Blogs and podcasts are a growing fixture on our social landscape.  There are now more than 750,000 podcasts produced and over 48 million people a week listen to a podcast.  Estimates are that billions of people worldwide read one or more blogs on the internet.  This is a … Continue reading Social Media and the Courts: How Do We Deal with This Growing Reality?

What are Generation X and Millennials Saying About the Workplace? Three Perspectives

The Pew Research Center estimates that right now there are more Millennials than Baby Boomers in America.  By 2030 Millennials and Gen Zs will make up 75% of the workforce.  A Gallup Poll found that 21% of Millennials had changed jobs within the last year, that’s three times more than other generations.   On top of … Continue reading What are Generation X and Millennials Saying About the Workplace? Three Perspectives

Suddenly He Was There: Is Your Court Prepared for a Shooting Tragedy?

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: September 2019 Episode Shooting incidents are becoming a scourge on the American landscape and courthouses are certainly not immune.  An incident can last only seconds but the trauma to court staff and the unsuspecting public can live on and on.  If a calamity occurs, we face the triple challenge: emergency decisions … Continue reading Suddenly He Was There: Is Your Court Prepared for a Shooting Tragedy?

The Network’s On the Phone: Pulling Back the Curtain on High Profile Trials

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: August 2019 Episode From O.J. Simpson, to Trayvon Martin and Casey Anthony, we have become used to the media targeting trials and turning them into spectacles.  Many in the public see them as entertainment; often they become a lightning rod for political controversy.  All the while jurors must be protected and … Continue reading The Network’s On the Phone: Pulling Back the Curtain on High Profile Trials

Held for Ransom: How Safe is Your Data?

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: July 2019 Episode Ransomware attacks are running rampant throughout the nation.  Atlanta, Georgia; Lake City, Florida; Albany, New York; and Del Rio, Texas have all been victims.  Most recently the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts was attacked. Local agencies can be crippled for weeks with no data, no internet, no … Continue reading Held for Ransom: How Safe is Your Data?

When Might Blockchain Appear in Your Court

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: May 2019 Bonus Episode . . [Blockchain records] could soon be used in a variety of innovative ways to resolve court record keeping challenges.  At the same time, Blockchain presents new legal issues that courts must be prepared to address.” This is an audio recitation of a paper written by Di … Continue reading When Might Blockchain Appear in Your Court

Is AI Already Here? The Answers May Startle You

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: June 2019 Episode You may not be aware, but artificial intelligence (AI) has already established itself in our daily lives.  From Amazon to Alexa, sophisticated algorithms affect much of what we do.  The next ten years will see advancements in electronic decision-making, facial recognition, language translation, and voice-to-text. Are you willing … Continue reading Is AI Already Here? The Answers May Startle You