Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: What is the Court’s Duty?

Question of Ethics: A Conversation on Courts and Ethics – Summer 2022 Edition of the Court Manager Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM NACM has made a commitment to the values of providing equal justice regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or identity, disability, or social economic status.  What is the court’s ethical obligation, particularly … Continue reading Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: What is the Court’s Duty?

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

Judicial Performance Management: What is the World Thinking Now?

IACA's Global Conversation Podcast: Summer 2021 Episode Brought to You In Cooperation with the International Association for Court Administration Measuring judicial performance is a burning topic in many countries around the globe.  How to balance the need for timely case resolution with the necessity for just results is a question many court experts have often … Continue reading Judicial Performance Management: What is the World Thinking Now?

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