From Trust to Courage: reflections on the NACM 2019 Annual Conference

Last week I attended the annual conference of the National Association for Court Management (NACM) in Las Vegas. Once again it was a great experience, filled with wonderful education sessions as well as meeting and networking with colleagues, and a bit of fun on the side. Here are a few things I learned during the … Continue reading From Trust to Courage: reflections on the NACM 2019 Annual Conference

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?

When Might Blockchain Appear in Your Court

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: May 2019 Bonus Episode . . [Blockchain records] could soon be used in a variety of innovative ways to resolve court record keeping challenges.  At the same time, Blockchain presents new legal issues that courts must be prepared to address.” This is an audio recitation of a paper written by Di … Continue reading When Might Blockchain Appear in Your Court

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

A Court Leadership Question For You…

Is YOUR Court or Organization a High Performing One? A group of court colleagues is currently developing information about “high performing” courts to provide underlying concepts with practical applications.  We are requesting your response. Is YOUR court a high performing court? What did you (or others) do to make it “high performing?” What does that … Continue reading A Court Leadership Question For You…