President’s Message

by T.J. BeMent
Greetings, fellow NACM members! As your new NACM President, I have so much I would like to say in person, but I appreciate the opportunity to give a virtual handshake to my colleagues around the country and even the world.... Read more »

Editor’s Note

by Charlene Watkins
Dear Reader, The state courts where I live have been caught up in the pandemic crises of our day. Normally, I’d say that’s a reasonable thing. Courts are great places for those seeking justice, access to information, or a resolution... Read more »

IJIS Exchange

by Sue Humphreys
Part two of the three-part column on court project IT dream teams In our last column, we introduced the topic of “dream teams” and gave a few examples of high performers from the world of sports (the 1992 U.S. Olympic... Read more »

Courtside Conversation
Robert Carbeck

by Dawn Palermo
Robert Carbeck Deputy Court Administrator, Washtenaw County Michigan Trial Court Number of judges at court:  Seven NACM member since:  2019 How did you get started in court administration?There was a need and I had some experience. I started my court... Read more »

A Question of Ethics

by Peter C. Kiefer
When I think of a courthouse, I often envision a Doric-columned stately judicial building, focused on and controlled by judges. We often forget that many courts in this country are housed in multiuse government facilities. The courts in these facilities are often... Read more »

Management Musings

by Giuseppe M. Fazari
In Everyday Tao: Living in Balance and Harmony, the Chinese American author, artist, and teacher Deng Ming-Dao writes, “The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps... Read more »