Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has already brought us general business tools that courts can use to assist in automating work, analyzing documents, and conducting legal analysis. As a start, courts will need to put their information into an electronic format that can be used by A.I. tools. They will also need to re-engineer their business practices. … Continue reading Court Leader’s Advantage – Artificial Intelligence: What You Need to Know Now
What Hurricane Florence Can Teach Us
Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: February 2019 Episode Last fall Hurricane Florence devastated the state of North Carolina's families, communities, and its trial courts. Court administrators Ellen Hancox and Caitlin Emmons discuss how they made it through the storm, took care of their families, and helped manage to keep their courts afloat. What lessons can we … Continue reading What Hurricane Florence Can Teach Us
Risky Business, part two: Internal Control – how do you do it?
The five key elements of Internal Control have many key principles to follow in order to have an effective program. It helps to think of internal control as strategic planning with a focus on risk assessment, avoidance, and remediation.
Risky Business, part one: Who needs “internal control?” Everyone does!
Every court needs to have a comprehensive approach to the critical area of internal control of operations. Horror stories about internal control failures demonstrate the need. In part 1 of 4, this post covers the five key components of internal control.
The Future of Restoring Voting Rights for Ex-Felons: The Surprising Facts
Traditionally, defendants convicted of a felony lost their right to vote, sit on a jury, and (in most states) possess a firearm. It was commonly thought that losing the right to vote was permanent. This perception can be seen even now in a recent New York Times article that focuses on the 6.2 million citizens … Continue reading The Future of Restoring Voting Rights for Ex-Felons: The Surprising Facts
The Risks and Rewards of Risk Assessments
In 2015 we asked court professionals from around the world to assess the probability that predictive technology would move courts to become preventive rather than reactive; courts would start preventing things from happening before they happened. A hallmark of America’s judicial system is that it is both independent and reactive. Citizens bring their disputes to … Continue reading The Risks and Rewards of Risk Assessments