Posts By: Kelly Roberts Freeman & Rory Monaghan

Tips of the Trade: Grants Management

May 17, 2023
by Melinda Brooks

This article will tackle the more practical tips of the trade: organizational habits and tricks to get organized and communicate clearly within and outside of your organization on grant-funded projects…

A Joint Invitation for Your NACM Participation

May 17, 2023
by Dawn Palermo & Janet Cornell

Committee activities noted in this issue represent just a few examples of the numerous ways NACM members can get involved. It can be intimidating at first to step in, especially if you aren’t familiar with other NACM members or know committee… Read more »

President’s Message

May 17, 2023
by Jeffrey Tsunekawa

Dear NACM Family, I was recently walking through a park here in Austin and passed by a merry-go-round that was covered with small children who looked like they were having the time of their life climbing around on it and… Read more »

Courtside Conversation
Tahnicia Phillips

May 17, 2023
by Carlene Redmond

What is the Eviction Diversion Program? The first of its kind in the state, this problem-solving, eviction prevention program came about when federal funding for Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) ended this year. Following its nationally recognized, award-winning…

Management Musings

May 18, 2023
by Guiseppe M. Fazari

Envy is a universal emotion. Aristotle described it as the pain one experiences from the fortune of others similarly situated (a neighbor, colleague, friend, or family member). An even darker side of envy takes joy in seeing others endure hardship,… Read more »

A Question of Ethics

May 18, 2023
by Peter Kiefer

As court administrators, what actions can we take to ensure we hire ethical staff? What can you do to ensure that the people you hire will adhere to your court’s Code of Conduct?

Helping Courts Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity

February 21, 2023
by Edwin Bell

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Judicature, vol. 106, no. 2 (summer 2022). The article is being used with the permission of Judicature. As the challenges of adjusting to the COVID pandemic ease within state courts, persistent concerns regarding the… Read more »

A Call to Action

August 24, 2022

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 »

Internal Controls Are for Everybody!—Part One*

February 21, 2023
by Norman H. Meyer, Jr.

Editor’s Note: This article will be a two-part series. Part two will be published in the spring 2023 edition of Court Manager.  Quick—take a moment to think about what internal controls your court is using to minimize risk. Even more basically, do… 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 »

Modern Grants Management for Courts

February 21, 2023
by Melinda Brooks

While courts have long received grant funding to support critical programs, either as a direct awardee or a sub-recipient, the concept of grants management as a core administrative function is beginning to resonate among more court leaders. Rather than serving… Read more »

The NACM Effect

February 21, 2023
by Stacey Fields

In 2018 what brought me to standing in the lobby of an Atlanta, Georgia hotel about to attend my first NACM conference was an invitation from a colleague, Jeff Chapple. Unsure what to expect, I walked into a room of… Read more »