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
What will the future hold for the courts in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic? This post outlines the significant challenges and recommends what should be done. We can succeed by using Adaptive Leadership to create a new future reality that is people-centered, maximizes access, and increases personal safety. The new normal is one we create!
Initial court responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have focused on implementing social distancing actions. These include implementing remote tele-hearings, canceling jury trials, and deferring many court activities. What's next? The massive national economic upheaval will upend caseloads and create very real budget pressures. What is needed now is "adaptive leadership" to face the future.
Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: April 2, 2020 Episode The scourge of the Coronavirus is a national emergency unlike anything we have seen in modern times. It is affecting all aspects of our lives and work. The virus is having a profound impact on how American courts are coping. Throughout the crisis, we will have weekly … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, April 2, 2020 Episode
As the global coronavirus epidemic unfolds, we need to not only take care of others, but also ourselves. Here are valuable mental wellness tips we all should follow.
Technology can be used effectively by courts to combat the spread of coronavirus. One way is to use videoconferencing to minimize personal court appearances. Care must be taken, however, to use videoconferencing appropriately.
The latest editions of the IACA & NACM journals have great, thought-provoking articles. Here are the titles of several that caught my eye (and links to read).
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?
We must do a much better job of preventing and responding to ransomware attacks. Here are some key tips on how to do so.
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?