Court Leader's Advantage

Court Leader's Advantage

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Coming innovations, thought-provoking trends, questions that matter to the court community, these and more themes are covered by the Court Leader’s Advantage podcast series, a forum by court professionals for court professionals to share experiences and lessons learned.


What Generation X and Millennials are Saying About the Workplace: Three Perspectives
Oct 14 • 21 min
The Pew Research Center estimates that right now there are more Millennials than Baby Boomers in America. By 2030 Millennials and Gen Zs will make up 75% of the workforce. A Gallup Poll found that 21% of Millennials had changed jobs within the last year,…
Suddenly He Was There: Is Your Court Prepared for a Shooting Tragedy?
Sep 16 • 47 min
Shooting incidents are becoming a scourge on the American landscape and courthouses are certainly not immune. An incident can last only seconds but the trauma to court staff and the unsuspecting public can live on and on. If a calamity occurs, we face the…
The Network’s On the Phone: Pulling Back the Curtain on High Profile Trials
Aug 9 • 39 min
From O.J. Simpson, to Trayvon Martin and Casey Anthony, we have become used to the media targeting trials and turning them into spectacles. Many in the public see them as entertainment; often they become a lightning rod for political controversy. All the…
Held for Ransom: How Safe is Your Data?
Jul 15 • 29 min
Ransomware attacks are running rampant throughout the nation. Atlanta, Georgia; Lake City, Florida; Albany, New York; and Del Rio, Texas have all been victims. Most recently the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts was attacked. Local agencies can…
Is AI Already Here? The Answers May Startle You
Jun 24 • 36 min
You may not be aware, but artificial intelligence (AI) has already established itself in our daily lives. From Amazon to Alexa, sophisticated algorithms affect much of what we do. The next ten years will see advancements in electronic decision-making,…
Blockchain: Is It Your Court’s Future?
May 14 • 26 min
“… we’ve been thinking a lot about the explosion of digital evidence… terabytes of audio-video footage from body-worn cameras, web cameras at every corner, video recordings from everyone’s smartphone devices … Blockchain holds a lot of promise for…
Bonus Episode: When Might Blockchain Appear in Your Court
May 14 • 15 min
“… [Blockchain records] could soon be used in a variety of innovative ways to resolve court record keeping challenges. At the same time, Blockchain presents new legal issues that courts must be prepared to address.” This is an audio recitation of a paper…
Alaska’s Earthquake: Its Surprising Lessons
Apr 15 • 35 min
Show Notes On November 30, 2018, Anchorage, Alaska, suffered a magnitude 7.1 earthquake followed by thousands of aftershocks. The quake was larger than the infamous 1989 Loma Prieta, California event. How did the Alaska Court System’s emergency response…
Artificial Intelligence: What You Need to Know Now
Mar 19 • 23 min
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has already brought us general business tools that courts can use to assist in automating work, analyzing documents, and conducting legal analysis. As a start, courts will need to put their information into an electronic…
What Hurricane Florence Can Teach Us
Mar 19 • 37 min
Last September, Hurricane Florence devastated North Carolina’s families, communities, and its trial courts. Court administrators Ellen Hancox and Caitlin Emmons tell how they made it through the storm, cared for their families, and managed to keep their…