As organizations, courts must take responsibility for human resource activities, including recruitment, professional development, and performance management. Human resource practices strengthen the court’s delivery of services to the public, as well as create the positive morale needed to facilitate a high performance environment.
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The information contained in this guidebook has been assembled to provide helpful information to those considering a judicial career and as a training resource. Users are encouraged to check sources identified for more current information.
Organizations will need to put greater effort into selecting and retaining talented employees, providing employee training and development, and changing traditional organizational structures that
limit employees’ abilities to be innovative to meet the changing needs of their organization. Strategic planning will be critical to meeting these challenges.
Tough budgetary times mean lower morale at the courthouse. This article describes what judges can do to improve staff morale and, thus, the administration of justice.
Forty-seven states are facing budget shortfalls for 2009 and will face severe fiscal problems into fiscal year 2010. Given that personnel costs consume up to 90 percent of a court's budget, this leaves hard choices for court managers working with reduced resources.
CourTools is a set of ten trial court performance measures that offer court managers a balanced perspective on court operations. This evaluation tool allows courts to measure court-employee satisfaction.
This report has detailed information regarding court personnel trends, federal law, collective bargaining, and pertinent standards relating to human resources management.
Every appellate court employs a legal staff to assist the justices. Staff members may include clerks of court, central staff attorneys, short-term in-chambers law clerks, and possibly career in-chambers law clerks. The literature is replete with conflicting views on whether the justices rely too much on legal staff, but there is very little information on what tasks the staff actually performs.
This self-paced course is designed for new supervisors who want to learn how to become effective managers. The authors take you step-by-step through a process leading to a foundation of principles that guide you to become effective in your new management role doing "categorically different work." This course is on-going.
Court Consulting Services has expereince in developing, modifying, and improving human resource systems.
This article examines new employee orientation programs in order to reduce turnover rates and present the court as an appealing employer.
Article discusses how distance learning programs must be matched to the specific needs of the working adult customer.
White paper on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
These offices handle complaints against government/justice agencies that serve children.