Cybersecurity, jury trials, and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic are all topics in the latest Vantage Point blog post.
What Will the Courthouse of the Future Look Like? As more courts reopen many practical problems are emerging. How to social distance in courthouses and courtrooms that are ill-equipped for this kind of crisis? What kinds of traffic and crowd management tools are available? What will courthouses look like ten or fifteen years from now? … Continue reading The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, May 28, 2020 Episode
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?
With the advent of the summer season, one must plan ahead to ensure that your organization has adequate staffing when staff greatly increase their leave use. Here are some tips on how to be prepared.
Where can one learn more about Internal Control? Here are some resources for court managers to use in following up on the three prior Risky Business blog posts.
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