President’s Message

by Vicky Carlson
Early last fall, the NACM Board met to discuss its strategic priorities for the coming year. One of NACM’s strategic focus areas is Advocacy for the Profession. A goal under advocacy is that NACM will be an influential and respected... Read more »

Editor’s Notes

by Tasha Ruth
As the new editor of Court Manager, I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. I have been working in the court system since I became a law clerk in 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. While my current job affords... Read more »

Early Career Professionals

by Renee Danser
Put a Ring on It—Engage Your Professional Association Have we all been here? When I began my journey with NACM, it was so intimidating to engage and connect with fellow members. Do you see the long-standing friendships in the organization... Read more »

Jury News

by Paula Hannaford-Agor
A New Take on How Jury Service Is Akin to Voting* I had a very interesting email exchange in late August with a federal public defender. He was asking about the viability of a potential challenge to the jury pool... Read more »

Management Musings

by Giuseppe M. Fazari
Goats or Landscapes? I am not a regular coffee drinker, but when I do indulge, it’s almost always an espresso (sometimes macchiato). While waiting in line recently at a local café, I was struck by the sheer number of choices... Read more »

A Question of Ethics

by Peter C. Kiefer
A Portal to the Future? I admit I was intrigued by a recent news story about a court employee who was fired for providing legal information to a prisoner. The scenario below is based on that news item. The intriguing... Read more »

IJIS Exchange

by Sue Humphreys
Next Gen Court Case Management Earlier this year, the National Center for State Courts and the Joint Technology Committee introduced a framework to help courts and software suppliers think more strategically about technology. Dubbed “the application component model,” it’s the... Read more »