Departments

    • President’s Message

      by Paul DeLosh
      As new demands, challenges, and opportunities are presented within our court systems, we are reminded of the importance of effective partnerships. Now, more than ever, multi-organizational partnerships are an important means to develop and deliver needed programs and services. The National Association for Court Management (NACM) has long valued its partnerships with many organizations, such... Read more »
    • Editor’s Note

      by Tasha Ruth
      Last fall, I purchased a fixer-upper that looked and smelled like 1962. It’s a quaint little four-split with angled wood beams in the great room. I saw so much potential I hit the ground running with a sledgehammer in one hand and a cat’s paw in the other. A cat’s paw, if you’re wondering, is... Read more »
    • Early Career Professionals

      by Nicole Garcia, with Danna Quinn
      Danna Quinn, director of human resources for the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County, is retiring after a career of over 32 years with the branch. We sat down together to reflect for a bit on her career journey in court administration, and her advice for early career professionals. Tell me about your journey... Read more »
    • Courtside Conversation
      Adrienne Eagan

      by Dawn Palermo
      Adrienne Eagan Adrienne Eagan is a court researcher in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The court has ten appointed judges. She joined NACM in 2018. How did you get started in court administration? After graduation, I began working as probation officer in Indiana and was on the Court Assisted Rehabilitation Effort (CARE)... Read more »
    • A Question of Ethics

      by Peter C. Kiefer
      By now, social media is a staple of American life. Don’t have a Facebook page, avoid a Twitter account, or stay away from Snapchat, and you are isolated as the world races by. For court professionals, this poses a particularly perplexing dilemma. Can court professionals separate their online social identity from their careers with the... Read more »
    • IJIS Exchange

      by Jenny Bunch
      Automation and Integration Support Pretrial Reform A COLUMN DEDICATED TO THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS ON INFORMATION SHARING IN JUSTICE Sue Humphreys, IJIS Courts Advisory Committee, Vice Chair In August 2018, California became the first state to legislate the elimination of money bail as a condition of release from pretrial detention. California will employ an evidence-based... Read more »
    • Management Musings

      by Giuseppe M. Fazari
      Lee Jun-fan, better known as Bruce Lee, was a martial arts instructor and founder of the Jeet Kune Do (JKD) art form. Many consider Lee to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and his work as an actor and film director is credited with changing the way Asians were portrayed... Read more »