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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.


The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, June 25, 2020 Episode:
Jun 24 • 41 min
COOPs and the Coronavirus: The Lessons May Surprise You Courts are now in the midst of reopening, yet the Coronavirus is still very much with us. Right now, the United States has had over 2.3 million confirmed cases with over 26,000 new cases reported…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, June 18, 2020 Episode:
Jun 17 • 28 min
Your Court Restarting Trials? Here’s What Works As courts are reopening, many have already held their first trials. Others are planning to start trials in the next month or two. Whether they are conducted in-courtroom, or via video conference-calls,…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, June 11, 2020 Episode
Jun 10 • 36 min
Budget Strategies: What Have We Learned from the Lockdown? About three weeks ago, May 14, 2020, the financial crisis was looming, but the details were still vague. Since then several courts have been forced to begin budget cuts that have included layoffs…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, June 4, 2020 Episode:
Jun 3 • 29 min
Courts and Protest! also Virtual Hearings: What Have We Learned After Three Months? The events that have transpired since late February of this year defy classification. · A pandemic the likes of which this country has not seen since the 1918 Spanish flu…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, May 28, 2020 Episode:
May 27 • 32 min
What Will the Courthouse of the Future Look Like? As more courts reopen many practical problems are emerging. How to social distance in courthouses and courtrooms that are ill-equipped for this kind of crisis? What kinds of traffic and crowd management…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, May 21, 2020 Episode
May 20 • 31 min
Ready to Reopen: What You Should Be Thinking About Now Almost all states have reopened, yet the future is still uncertain as COVID cases continue to climb and a vaccine appears unlikely before 2021. Courts are faced with an ever-growing array of…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, May 14, 2020 Episode
May 13 • 30 min
Budget Cuts: The Crisis in a Crisis As if the Coronavirus crisis was not enough, our country now faces the worst unemployment figures since the 1929 Great Depression. People not working means people unable to pay taxes. State and local governments are…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, May 7, 2020 Episode
May 6 • 43 min
Is It Time to Reopen? It has been nearly two months since the President declared a national health emergency. Twenty-two states have reopened or partially reopened; another six have plans to reopen in the near future. This while the other twenty-two…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, April 30, 2020 Episode
Apr 29 • 28 min
Many jails and prisons across the country have now become coronavirus hotspots. For example, news reports about the infamous Rikers Island jail in New York estimate that 12 hundred inmates are infected and 10 have died. An estimated 800 correctional…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? Thursday, April 23, 2020 Episode
Apr 22 • 35 min
The Nation now moves to the end of its second month battling the pandemic. The infection rate has climbed into the hundreds of thousands; the death toll has reached well beyond 45,000. This week we continue our weekly podcast series, “Coronavirus: How are…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? April 16, 2020 Episode
Apr 15 • 27 min
The Nation continues to face the desolation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The profound impact of this health calamity continues to bear down on the courts, court staff, our collaborative partners and court users. As part of our continuing weekly…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? April 9, 2020 Episode
Apr 8 • 27 min
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate and confound the country. It has been a mere ten weeks since the first case appeared in the United States. This week our panelists talk about communicating in the crisis. How does your court communicate with…
The Coronavirus: How are Courts Coping with the Crisis? April 2, 2020 Episode
Apr 1 • 23 min
The scourge of the Coronavirus is a national emergency unlike anything we have seen in modern times. It is affecting all aspects of our lives and work. The virus is having a profound impact on how American courts are coping. Throughout the crisis, we will…
Can Courts Lead in Solving the Opioid Crisis?
Mar 16 • 57 min
Over 10 million Americans misused opioids in 2018, which includes over 800,000 heroin users. In 2016, there were more than 64,000 overdose deaths in the United States; in 2017 overdose deaths jumped to over 70,000. This is a number that continues to grow…
Is It Time for a Fresh Look at Cell Phones and Courts?
Feb 17 • 44 min
For better or worse we can no longer live without our Smartphones. We use them to talk and text our friends; they keep our appointments, pictures, and business notes; they help us with research; they track of our children; they allow us to call 911 in an…
Is Bail Reform Working? Charlotte’s Revealing Story
Jan 13 • 41 min
It has been estimated that nationally, more than 60 percent of people in jail have not been convicted of a crime, they are awaiting trial. Almost 500,000 defendants are in jail pretrial because they cannot afford to post bail. Three-quarters of pretrial…
Dealing with the Generations: What Do Good Managers Understand?
Dec 16, 2019 • 37 min
Managing the multigenerational workplace is more demanding today than ever before. Why is it now such a challenge? One reason: we are living and working longer. If you were born today, you could expect to live 79 years, that is 18 years longer than if you…
Social Media and the Courts: How Do We Deal with This Growing Reality?
Nov 19, 2019 • 38 min
Blogs and podcasts are a growing fixture on our social landscape. There are now more than 750,000 podcasts produced and over 48 million people a week listen to a podcast. Estimates are that billions of people worldwide read one or more blogs on the…
What Generation X and Millennials are Saying About the Workplace: Three Perspectives
Oct 14, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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…