Posts By: NACM

A Call to Action

August 24, 2022
by NACM

The National Association for Court Management held their 2022 Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 10–14. The conference theme was Courts Leading the Way in Advancing Justice: A Call to Action. The conference focused on the important concept that justice… Read more »

A Testimonial of Scholarship Benefits

August 24, 2022
by Joshua Larsen

The National Association for Court Management (NACM) is committed to providing quality educational opportunities to court administration professionals. Joshua Larsen shares his experience as a scholarship recipient at NACM’s 2022 Annual Conference. Sunday, July 10I arrived in Milwaukee after a… Read more »

NACM Recognizes Members for Their Accomplishments

August 25, 2022
by Dawn Palermo

Perkins Award This award is presented annually to an individual who consistently goes above and beyond to make behind-the-scenes contributions to the field of court administration or their court. Congratulations to Zenell Brown for receiving the 2022 Perkins Award. Zenell… Read more »

New NACM Board Is Sworn In

August 25, 2022
by NACM

The National Association for Court Management Board of Directors for 2022-23 was sworn in at the annual conference in Milwaukee.  President Jeffrey Tsunekawa Austin, TX President Elect Rick Pierce Harrisburg, PA Vice President Tina Mattison Tucson, AZ Secretary/Treasurer Kelly Hutton… Read more »

CORE® Champion Program

August 25, 2022
by Kelly Hutton

nacmcore.org — CORE® Committee Chair: Kelly Hutton What is the CORE® Champion Program? The purpose of the CORE® Champion Program is fourfold: strengthen court professionals provide greater exposure to the CORE® recognize attendance at qualified CORE® sessions allow participants to demonstrate basic… Read more »

Courtside Conversation
Roger Rand

August 25, 2022
by Dawn Palermo

Roger Rand Title: IT ManagerCourt: Multnomah Circuit Court, Oregon Judicial DepartmentNACM Title: Board Director, Vice Chair of DEI Committee, and NACM Website Coordinator    Number of judges at court: 330 employees and 58 judicial officers, 58 courtrooms across 5 court locationsNACM member since 2009    … Read more »

Management Musings

August 25, 2022
by Giuseppe M. Fazari

In the poem “Invictus,” William Ernest Henley discusses the “unconquerable” spirit in the face of death while preserving one’s sense of dignity in the course of that struggle: Out of the night that covers me,Black as the pit from pole… Read more »

A Question of Ethics Conversation

August 25, 2022
by Peter C. Kiefer

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: What Is the Court’s Duty? NACM has made a commitment to the values of providing equal justice regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or identity, disability, or social economic status.  What is the court’s ethical… Read more »

Making the Case for Online Dispute Resolution Platforms

December 9, 2021
by Jarrett Gorlin

Online dispute resolution (ODR) systems are more relevant and less risky, allowing courts to provide more access to justice. Technology Needs When COVID-19 hit, there were strict safety protocols and quarantine restrictions in effect in many places. Some courts, especially… Read more »

Normalizing Failure with Online Dispute Resolution

December 9, 2021
by Renee Danser, Elaine Zhong, and D. James Greiner

Courts were working on ways for litigants to engage remotely before COVID-19, though it may be that we just took notice because of COVID-19. It may also be that before COVID-19, court conversations on remote engagement were insular. One of… Read more »

President’s Message

December 9, 2021
by Kathy Griffin

As 2021 ends and 2022 begins, we are not only faced with the ongoing COVID pandemic but also devastating natural disasters. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who were impacted by the recent outbreak of tornadoes. Now is… Read more »

Editor’s Notes

December 9, 2021
by Charlene Watkins

Dear Reader, This issue provides an opportunity for us to shift our perspective. It offers two different takes on Online Dispute Resolution. It provides information about how courts responded to the complex issues of fire and civil unrest—while dealing with… Read more »

Courtside Conversations
T.J. BeMent

December 9, 2021
by Dawn Palermo

Reflections on a NACM Presidency . . . during a Pandemic Title, Court: District Court Administrator, 10th Judicial District (Georgia)NACM Title: President, 2020-21Number of judges at court: 26NACM member since: 2000 How did you get started in court administration? I… Read more »

A Question of Ethics

January 4, 2022
by Peter C. Kiefer

After Two Years of COVID:  What Do We Know Now About Courts, Safety, and Privacy? These last two turbulent years have brought into sharp relief the dynamic tension between a court’s duty to keep both employees and the public safe,… Read more »

Management Musings

December 9, 2021
by Giuseppe M. Fazari

The poet laureate of Hawaii, Don Blanding, describes a fanciful dwelling in his poem “Vagabond’s House.” A lengthy elegy that details the vestiges of his travels and the people he encounters, it is what he dreams his home to be,… Read more »

2020 CourtFutures Top Trends to Watch: NACM Respondents

February 1, 2021
by Phillip Knox & Peter C. Kiefer

We have summarized the best thinking of over 1,500 court professionals who have reviewed 201 different scenarios of possible futures. This report highlights the 2020 assessments and focuses on the responses of NACM members, comparing their assessments with those of the overall group.

Using Online Tools to Connect Pro Se Litigants with Legal Information: Exploring How Presentation Style Affects Comprehension and Behavioral Intent

February 1, 2021
by Susan A. Choe, Orie V. Kristel, Rachel L. Harris, and Amanda L. Scott

Developing self-help information for pro se litigants can increase efficiency in courts, improve the public opinion of the civil justice system, and increase access to justice. Legal professionals sometimes can struggle to interpret legal information so that it is easy for lay people to understand and inspires confidence.