Editor’s Note

May 15, 2019
by Tasha Ruth

Paving the Cowpath Last week I started my first class of the Institute for Court Management’s Court Management Program II course. Our instructor gave us some sage advice: “Don’t pave the cowpath.” I had heard the phrase, “You can’t put… Read more »

Early Career Professionals

May 15, 2019
by Angie VanSchoick

Find Your Voice When I first started as a court administrator, I had zero experience with the judicial or legal systems. There was a point where I received a traffic ticket, but I paid it right away and never needed… Read more »

Courtside Conversation
Angie VanSchoick

May 15, 2019
by Dawn Palermo

Angie VanSchoick Court Administrator, Breckenridge Municipal Court, Breckenridge, Colorado NACM Board of Directors, elected July 2018 Number of judges at court: 1 NACM member since 2013 How did you come to work for the courts?I came to work for the… Read more »

A Question of Ethics

May 15, 2019
by Peter C. Kiefer

Their Primary Job Is the Court, But Do Your Employees Have a Say? Courts, like many other government entities, are notorious for offering low pay that is offset by the promise of good health insurance and retirement. Still, many court… Read more »

Management Musings

May 15, 2019
by Giuseppe M. Fazari

Anagnorisis Anagnorisis is the moment when a character in a play or other creative work makes a critical discovery. In his Poetics, Aristotle defined it as a “change from ignorance to knowledge, producing love or hate between the persons destined… Read more »