Organizational management

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Jarret Hann


The concept of "local legal culture" is often used but rarely explained. Brian Ostrom and colleagues have suceeded in specifying what court organizational culture is, developed a method to assess it, a typology to classify it, and a method for using it to help manage organizational change in the state courts.

PAST PROJECTS: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 
                              2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

2012

Operations and Efficiency Study for the Phoenix, Arizona Municipal Court, 2012

Review of Management Structure for the San Mateo, California Superior Court, 2012

Review of Procedures for the City of Greeley, Colorado Municipal Court, 2012

Operational Efficiency Study for the Superior and Circuit Courts of Hendricks County, Indiana (SJI Grant), 2012

Feasibility Study for Henry County, Indiana Courts and Clerk’s Office, 2012

Performance Evaluation of Prince George’s County, Maryland Circuit Court (SJI Grant), 2012

District Court Consolidation Study for Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Inkster, Wayne, and Westland, Michigan, 2012

Efficiency Review of Cleveland Municipal Court, Ohio Housing Division, 2012

Administrative Office Review of the Court of the York County, Pennsylvania Common Pleas (SJI Grant), 2012

Court Assessment of the Des Moines, Washington Municipal Court (SJI Grant), 2012

Operational Assessment of the New Hampshire Administrative Office of the Courts (SJI grant), 2011-2012

2011

Re-engineering the State Courts in Response to Budget Cutbacks:  Phase III (SJI Grant), 2011

Supporting and Coordinating State and Local Efforts to Better Understand and Address the Impact of Illegal Immigration on State Courts (SJI Grant), 2011

Re-engineering the State Courts in Response to Budget Cutbacks:  Phase II (SJI Grant), 2011

Review of the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office for the Arkansas Supreme Court, 2011

Organizational Review of the Administrative Office of the Georgia Courts (Part 2) (SJI Grant), 2011

Organizational Study of the Office of the Superior Court Clerk, Bullock County, Georgia, 2011

Operational Assessment of the Fulton County, Georgia Juvenile Court (SJI Grant), 2011

Assessment of Clerical Office and Caseflow Management in Muscogee County, Georgia Superior Court (SJI Grant), 2011

Assistance with Court Unification in Clark County, Indiana, 2011

Assist the Louisiana Supreme Court with District Courts’ Compliance with Civil Rules, 2011

Operational Assessment of Massachusetts Appeal Court and Report Presentation, 2011

Review of Court Case Processing Practices and Procedures for the Minnesota Supreme Court, 2011

Operational Assessment of Cleveland, Ohio Municipal Court (SJI Grant), 2011

Court Consolidation Study for Mahoning County, Ohio Bar Association (SJI Grant), 2011

Operational Efficiency Study of the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas (SJI Grant), 2011

Performance Audit of the Trial Courts of the Twentieth Judicial District of Tennessee for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 2011

Re-engineer Processes and Structures to Meet the Challenging Fiscal and Political Climate for the Vermont Supreme Court, 2011

2010

Assist State Courts to Maintain Appropriate Level Services by Re-Engineering in Response to Budget Cutbacks (Phase I) (SJI Grant), 2010

Consulting Assistance to Evaluate Policies and Procedures for the Clerk’s Office and Court Operations for the City of Littleton, Colorado Municipal Court, 2010

Evaluate the Criminal Justice System for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, Florida, 2010

Examination of the Governance System for the Administrative Office of the Florida Courts, 2010

Preliminary Assessment of the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts (Part 1), 2010

Assessment of the Office of the Court Administrator for the Fulton County Superior Court, Georgia (SJI Grant), 2010

Review of the Administrative Office of Courts for Kentucky Court of Justice, 2010

Study of Management for the 24th Judicial District (Gretna) Louisiana, 2010

Re-Inventing Rural Justice (Re-engineering Project) for the Eight Judicial District, Minnesota (SJI Grant), 2010

Review of the Beaverton, Oregon, Municipal Court, 2010

Assessment of the Charleston, South Carolina Municipal Court, 2010

Administrative Infrastructure Review for the South Dakota Unified Judicial System (SJI Grant), 2010

Assessment of Montgomery, Texas Municipal Court, 2010

Organizational Review of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, 2010

2009

Organizational Review and Development of a Strategic Plan for the Alabama Administrative Office of the Courts, 2009

Audit and Review of the Performance and Management Practices of the Office of The Clerk of Fulton County Superior Court, Georgia, 2009

Review of Form Redundancy for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois, 2009

Assessment of the Management Structure and Processes in the Superior Court of Clark County, Indiana, 2009

Court Efficiency Study for Hendricks County, Indiana Court (Subcontractor to Banning Engineering), 2009

Facility Utilization Study of the District Court for Polk County, Iowa, 2009

City of Garfield Heights, Ohio Municipal Court Management Audit, 2009

Operational Assessment of the Taylorville, Utah, Justice Court, 2009

Evaluation of the Civil and Criminal Justice Systems for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Kingston, Washington, 2009

2008

A Strategic Plan and Time Standards for the Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands, 2008

Assessment and Redesign of Access and Service Delivery for the Minnesota State Court Administrator, 2008

Assistance to the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts to Develop Strategies to Assist with Better Communication and Education of the Judiciary and General Public, 2008

Audit of Lakewood, Colorado Municipal Court, 2008

British Columbia, Canada Assistance in Developing a Centralized Bail Model, 2008

Conduct Surveys of Court Customers and Court Employees in the Superior Courts of Colusa, Nevada, Tehama, and Yuba Counties, California, 2008

Court System Assessment Study for the Board of County Commissioners, Escambia County, Florida, 2008

Court System Assessment Study for the Escambia County, Florida Board of County Commissioners, 2008

Develop a Strategic Plan for the Georgia Supreme Court’s Committee on Civil Justice, 2008

Facilitation of the Rural Courts Retreat and Follow-up Assistance with Strategic Planning for the Unified Judicial System of South Dakota, 2008

Meeting Assistance to the Houston, Texas Municipal Court to Clarify and Align The Strategic Plans of the Administrative, Judicial, and Prosecutorial Offices, 2008

Newark, New Jersey Municipal Court Operations Review, 2008

Operational Assessment and Development of a Policy and Procedures Manual For Surprise, Arizona City Court, 2008

Operational Efficiency Assessment of the Fifteenth Judicial District Court, City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2008

Organizational and Operational Assessment of the Clerk’s Office of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, 2008

Phase I and Phase II - Assist with Strategic Plan Development for the Superior Court of Thurston County, Washington, 2008

Planning, Facilitation, and Guidance for the Strategic Planning Retreat for The Judicial Information System Committee, Washington Administrative Office of the Courts, 2008

Records Management Consultant Project for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Capital Assets Management, 2008

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Records Management Study, 2008

Review the Governance Structure and Assist with Recruitment of New Court, 2008

Administrator for the 22nd Circuit Court in McHenry County, Illinois, 2008

Review the Roles and Responsibilities of the Office of the Georgia State Court Administrator, 2008

Study of the Row Office Consolidation for the Orphans’ Court, Family Division, Civil Division and Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, 2008

2007

Assessment of Juvenile Court System for Shelby County, Tennessee, 2007

Assistance in Initiating Operations of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands Business Practice Analysis for the Lake County, Indiana Superior and Circuit, 2007

Courts (subcontractor to MAXIMUS) Facilitation of Strategic Planning Meeting of the Colorado Inter-Agency Advisory Committee on Adult and Juvenile Correctional Treatment, 2007

Facilitation of Strategic Planning of the Missouri Unified Family Court for the Eleventh and Twenty-fifth Circuits for the Office of Court Administration, 2007

IT Strategic Plan for the South Dakota Unified Judicial System, 2007

Operational Review of the Court Services Department in the Tenth Judicial District Court, Sherburne County, Minnesota, 2007

Operations and Staffing Assessment of the Atlanta, Georgia Municipal Court’s Public Defenders Office, 2007

Organizational Assessment for McKean County, Pennsylvania, 2007

Planning for an Inquiry into the Trial Court Culture for the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio, 2007

Presentations on Strategic Planning and IT Governance, Assessment of Current Technology Systems, and Creating the Vision to Move Forward at the Oklahoma Court System Symposium, 2007

Training Session on Development in Trial Court Governance and Leadership, 2007

2006

Education at the Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Presiding Judges Conduct Judicial Retreat for Cochise County, Arizona, Superior Court, 2006

Pinal County, Arizona, Long-term Court Strategic Plan, 2006

Travis County, Texas, Assess Document Management System, 2006

2005

A Review of Pretrial Services and Atlanta Victim Assistance for the City of Atlanta, Georgia, 2005

Bradford County, Pennsylvania Operations Review (Technical Assistance), 2005

Customer Service Evaluation of the Territorial Court U. S. Virgin Islands, 2005

Greene County, Ohio, Operational Review of the Court of Common Pleas, 2005

Judiciary of Guam, Review of Management Practices, Judicial Workload, Caseflow and Personnel Efficiencies, 2005

Knox County, Tennessee, Business Process Review of General Sessions and Criminal Court Clerk’s Offices, 2005

Management Audit of the Salt Lake City, Utah Justice Court (subcontractor to Matrix Consulting Group), 2005

Operational Assessment of the Clerk of Court’s Office, Virginia Beach Virginia General District Court, 2005

Pinal County, Arizona, Superior Court, Operational Review and Workflow Analysis, 2005

Process Improvement and Re-engineering Efforts in New Hampshire Courts, 2005

Puerto Rico Judicial System, Study of Unionization of Court Employees, 2005

Records Management Review for Chatham County, Georgia Superior Court, 2005

Review of the Clerk’s Office, Galveston County, Texas, 2005

Review of Court Operations of the Grandview, Missouri, Municipal Court, 2005

Seventh Judicial District of Minnesota, Study of the Management and Administrative Structure, 2005

2004

Carroll County, Georgia, Evaluation of the Drug Court, 2004

Chatham County, Georgia, Superior Court, Organization and Management Review, 2004

Cherokee County, Georgia, Superior Court Assist in Development of RFP for Case and Case and Document Management Systems, 2004

Cook County, Illinois, Clerk of Circuit Court, Develop Information Technology Strategic Plan, 2004

Evaluation of the Florida Supreme Court Library (Technical Assistance), 2004

Examination of Juror Selection in Allen Superior Court, Allen Circuit Court, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 2004

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Family Court Division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Financial Analysis, Review of Grant Reimbursement Practices, and Organizational Analysis, 2004

Florida Courts Technology Commission Implementation of Electronic Filing for the Clerk, 2004

Florida Office of State Court Administrator, Operations Review of IT Department, 2004

Fourth District Court of Nebraska, Management Assessment, 2004

Greene County, Ohio, Operational Review of the Court of Common Pleas, 2004

Louisiana 24th Judicial District Court Management and Organizational Assessment, 2004

Minnesota Judicial Branch Technical Analysis of Uniform Court Practice #18, 2004

Minnesota Technical Analysis of Uniform Court Practice #18, 2004

Missouri Office of the State Courts Administrator, 31st Judicial Circuit Family Court Review, 2004

Monitoring Family Court Outcomes in the District of Columbia Court: Implementing Tools to Measure and Improve Court Performance in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases, 2004

Osceola County, Florida, Circuit County Courts, the Adoption and Implementation of Electronic Document Filing Systems, 2004

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Evaluation of Criminal Justice Advisory Boards, 2004

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas, Assessment of Civil Programs, 2004

Pinal County, Arizona, Assistance with Strategic Planning, 2004

South Dakota Unified Judicial System, Review of ICWA Compliance, 2004

Town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Performance Audit, 2004

Urbana, Ohio, Operational Assessment of the Urbana Municipal Court, 2004

Utah Administrative Office of the Courts, Technology Strategic Plan, 2004