President’s Message

by Will Simmons
Transformational Court Leadership and Employee Job Satisfaction As court managers we are individuals with distinct leadership styles. While I do not profess that any style is better than another, I am convinced that transformational leadership is a style that can... Read more »

Editor’s Note

by Tasha Ruth
I was recently on a rather mundane conference call when one of the participants began describing a new book called It’s the Manager by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter. He raved about it so much that I decided to take... Read more »

Early Career Professionals

by Angie VanSchoick
Energy vs. Time Management Time management has been a go-to focus within many work environments for years. In courts, certain processes and procedures need to be followed as we navigate our workday, so we need to be aware of where... Read more »

Courtside Conversation
Johnny Tse

by Dawn Palermo
Johnny Tse Court Administrator, Buckeye Municipal Court, Buckeye, Arizona Number of judges at court: 1 (Appointed by city council) NACM member since 2013 How did you get started in court administration? I started working in the courts as a fines... Read more »

A Question of Ethics

by Peter C. Kiefer
Four Views on a Political Windfall You’ll Want to Know The opening line of the National Association for Court Management Model Code reads that service to the judicial branch involves a public trust. Part of that trust is upholding the... Read more »

Management Musings

by Giuseppe M. Fazari
Keeping the Rust (and Dust) Off The metaphors “shaking off the dust” and “shaking off the rust” are common phrases that are sometimes used interchangeably. The expressions typically suggest that a person, group, or idea be brought back into use... Read more »

IJIS Exchange

A COLUMN DEDICATED TO THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS ON INFORMATION SHARING IN JUSTICESue Humphreys, IJIS Courts Advisory Committee, Vice Chair “Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” These words, spoken by Nobel Peace Prize winner Christian Lous Lange... Read more »