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.
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
Justice is the Merriam-Webster "Word of the Year." This highlights the importance of the work of the judicial branch of government in these trying times.
Caseflow management is the heart of court administration. Two recent publications do a great job of laying out the key principles and actions every court should take to achieve excellence in caseflow management.
Mentoring can be great. Here are a few tips on how to find a good mentor, as well as avoiding the mistake of establishing a mento:mentee relationship in the same organizational unit.
Helpful tips on being a great court administrator from a legendary Clerk of Court.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly being deployed around the world. How about the courts? The potential (and risks) are huge, and every court should be looking at using AI in the near future.
More tips on keeping oneself professionally "fresh" in your career: reading and continuing education.
Staying professionally current can be a challenge. In Part 1, see how networking and mentoring are key areas to stay fresh.
Key design considerations for performance appraisals, including appropriate use of rating scales, 360-degree evaluations, and more.