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 

Courts of Record, Judicial Selection, Should Everyone Get a Lawyer? What Can We Learn from Challenges Local Courts Face Every Day?

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: August 17, 2021 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Local Courts can offer incredible opportunity for both defendants and for the community.  They are positioned precisely at a point to curtail dangerous behavior before it grows worse.  The array of problem-solving courts nationally, often managed on a shoestring budget, is … Continue reading Courts of Record, Judicial Selection, Should Everyone Get a Lawyer? What Can We Learn from Challenges Local Courts Face Every Day?

Examining Local Courts: Uncovering the Real Story

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: July 20, 2021 Episode Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Local Courts are the least analyzed components of the American court system.  This is particularly ironic since there are thousands of local courts, far more than there are courts of general jurisdiction. It has been estimated that they process over three … Continue reading Examining Local Courts: Uncovering the Real Story