Posts By: Rick Pierce

President’s Message

August 24, 2023
by Rick Pierce

Greetings NACM members and court stakeholders: Thank you for the honor to serve as your president of NACM. I have the wonderful opportunity to work with outstanding court professionals in my office in Pennsylvania and now build upon professional relationships forged… Read more »

Management Musings

August 24, 2023
by Giuseppe M. Fazari

“You can’t do this. You can do this.” “You’re not smart enough. You’re just as intelligent as them.” “You’re fat and look awful. You look great and besides no one is perfect.” “You’re going to look foolish. Anyone would be… Read more »

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 Question of Ethics

August 24, 2023
by Peter Kiefer

“Quiet Quitting”: What Is It? What Should We Do About It? April 27, 2023, A Question of Ethics Conversation Episode “Quiet quitting.”  It is a topic that many of us have heard about.  In an era where it is a… Read more »

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 »

How to Improve Caseflow Management in Family Court

August 24, 2023
by Yanitza Madrigal, Rachel Buck, Alicia Davis & Sarah Vandenberg Van Zee

The judicial system, particularly in the realm of family law, is tasked with the delicate responsibility of resolving disputes that impact the lives of individuals and families. These cases can be emotionally taxing due to personal bonds, parenting conflicts, and… 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…

NACM at Tampa Bay: A Look at the 2023 Annual Conference

August 24, 2023
by Dawn Palermo

Fulfilling the Promise of Justice for All through Connection was the theme of the National Association for Court Management’s 2023 annual conference, July 9–13, in Tampa, Florida. The conference focused on racial justice and barriers to equity in the justice system…. Read more »

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
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 »