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?

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?

Risky Business, Part 3: Practical Example of Internal Financial Controls

I wrote in the two prior “Risky Business” posts about why the management area of Internal Control is so important and outlined the five main Internal Control components.  To briefly recap, here is an excellent summary of what Internal Control is all about: Internal controls are systematic safeguards that are a continuous built-in component of … Continue reading Risky Business, Part 3: Practical Example of Internal Financial Controls

NACM-Core Workforce Management Review — Help is Welcome!

I am participating in a National Association for Court Management Workgroup that is reviewing and recommending updates to the NACM-Core "Workforce Management" curriculum (https://nacmcore.org/curriculum/workforce-management/).  The workgroup will be editing sections of the curriculum over the next couple of months. In case you are not familiar with the scope of the Workforce Management, it primarily covers … Continue reading NACM-Core Workforce Management Review — Help is Welcome!