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?

Is AI Already Here? The Answers May Startle You

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: June 2019 Episode You may not be aware, but artificial intelligence (AI) has already established itself in our daily lives.  From Amazon to Alexa, sophisticated algorithms affect much of what we do.  The next ten years will see advancements in electronic decision-making, facial recognition, language translation, and voice-to-text. Are you willing … Continue reading Is AI Already Here? The Answers May Startle You

Blockchain: Is It Your Court’s Future

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: May 2019 Episode Blockchain is a business and accounting tool that may change the way organizations handle money. Its built-in safeguards prevent electronic hacking of financial accounts. Beyond accounting, it has the potential for securing the authenticity of court documents and even identities. Are we willing to pay the cost of … Continue reading Blockchain: Is It Your Court’s Future

Court Leader’s Advantage – Artificial Intelligence: What You Need to Know Now

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

Great New Publications on Social Media Marketing and Plain Language Usage

Two recent publications have caught my eye: First, the Joint Technology Committee of COSCA and NACM has issued another quality “Resource Bulletin,” this time on Social Media Marketing for Courts (https://www.ncsc.org/About-us/Committees/Joint-Technology-Committee/Publications-and-Webinars.aspx).  As readers of this blog know, I have paid a lot of attention to social media in the courts for many years (most recently, … Continue reading Great New Publications on Social Media Marketing and Plain Language Usage

Using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Develop Tools Used in Courts

Administrator's note:  This is an updated version of an article previously published to Court Leader on July 21, 2018. (1) Significant attention is now being focused on developing tools to assist people in navigating legal processes, resolving legal disputes, and making legal decisions. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze relevant datasets could greatly increase the … Continue reading Using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Develop Tools Used in Courts