Courts Have a Significant Role to Play in the Whole-of-Government Approach (WGA) to Our Safety and Security*

November 15, 2019
by Ingo Keilitz, Katharine W. Jennings, Susan A. Ehrlich, Caroline N. Broun, Kathryn H. Floyd & Michael L. Buenger

Courts must get ready for a riskier world today. We and, therefore, they face unprecedented threats to our safety, security, and welfare, including natural disasters, pandemics, terrorist attacks, biological and chemical attacks, and cyberattacks by increasingly sophisticated adversaries using not… Read more »

Framing Accessible Justice Through Procedure

November 19, 2019
by Renee Danser &

Thirteen years ago, The Court Business Process Enhancement Guide was published. On page v of the foreword it reads: The business processes employed in clerks’ offices, court administration offices, courtrooms, and judges’ chambers were first developed to accomplish specific tasks… Read more »

What’s Fair Is FARE: Arizona’s Path to Collections Compliance

November 15, 2019
by Candace Atkinson &

Evolution of Court Collections Across the nation, attitudes and practices regarding court collection programs are changing. The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has updated CourTools Measure 7 (Legal Financial Obligations) to include surveys with litigants, judges, and court staff… Read more »

Facing Technology Challenges Today

November 19, 2019
by Tracy Davis

Living in a digital world means that traditionally legacy-based institutions like banks and courts are finally evolving their operations to keep pace with innovative tech advances across our daily lives. For example, the use of apps like Venmo and technologies… Read more »