Court Leadership – the Competency of Accountability and Court Performance

Court leaders increasingly consider the use of performance measures to be accountable, make operational decisions, and demonstrate performance. This competency reviews skill areas to practice accountability and court performance.

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 Future of Restoring Voting Rights for Ex-Felons: The Surprising Facts

Traditionally, defendants convicted of a felony lost their right to vote, sit on a jury, and (in most states) possess a firearm.   It was commonly thought that losing the right to vote was permanent. This perception can be seen even now in a recent New York Times article that focuses on the 6.2 million citizens … Continue reading The Future of Restoring Voting Rights for Ex-Felons: The Surprising Facts

A Fresh Start: What’s the Court’s Role?

The Setting A hot, muggy summer evening in 2010 leads 19-year old Peyton[i] to the home of a schoolmate. Adding bored friends to a summer weekend when parents are away at the Gulf, and the kids had the perfect ingredients for a party. Dozens of kids, many of whom Peyton has never seen before, arrive. … Continue reading A Fresh Start: What’s the Court’s Role?