Editor’s Note

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

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

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

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

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 »