President’s Message

by Will Simmons
Welcome to this edition of the Court Manager. The NACM Board and our volunteer committee members are engaged and doing a marvelous job on behalf of the association. I am amazed by their dedication and commitment. Please visit the NACM... Read more »

Editor’s Note

by Charlene Watkins
Dear Reader, When I started writing this weeks ago, I led with the idea of change. After all, undertaking this editing role represents a change for me. But now that a pandemic change overtakes my daily job duties and much... Read more »

Early Career Professionals

by Tina Mattison
My Career Path Almost 32 years ago, I needed a job. My mom said, “Work for the county. They will hire anyone.” Gee. Thanks, Mom. I had two choices—working in the courts or for the animal shelter where my mom worked.... Read more »

Courtside Conversation

by Dawn Palermo
Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll) Editor’s Note: NACM’s next annual conference is scheduled to be held in New Orleans, July 12-16, 2020. Court Manager would like to help you get acquainted with some of our... Read more »

A Question of Ethics

by Peter C. Kiefer
Confidentiality: Are There Still Unanswered Questions? Confidentiality matters can seem black or white, with little to discuss in terms of ethics. Occasionally, a gray area emerges, which is worth exploring. Canon 2.6 of the NACM Model Codes states, “A court... Read more »

Management Musings

by Giuseppe M. Fazari
When Failure Is Everything In game four of the 1997 ALCS playoffs, Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surrendered a game-winning home run to Cleveland’s Sandy Alomar. Many believed that home run was pivotal in the series in which... Read more »