Trends Online Articles

2017

May

Article: Homeless Courts

Author: Claudia Lopez, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

April

Article: Secondary Vicarious Trauma Among Judges and Court Personnel

Author: Deborah Wood Smith, Senior Analyst, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

March

Article: The Trouble with Eyewitness-Identification Testimony in Criminal Cases

Author: Greg Hurley, Knowledge and Information Services Analyst, National Center for State Courts

February

Article: The Opioid Epidemic and the Courts
Authors: Michelle White, Principal Court Consultant, National Center for State Courts
Tara Kunkel, Principal Court Consultant, National Center for State Courts; Senior Fellow, Bureau of Justice Assistance

January

Article: Courts Effectively Deliver Remote Self-Help Services
Author: Stacey Marz, Director, Self-Help Services, Alaska State Court System

2016

December

Article: State Court Law Libraries Address Access to Justice
Author: Dana Deseck-Piazzon, Librarian, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

November

Article: Attracting IT Talent Is a Challenge for Courts
Author: Jarret Hann, Knowledge and Information Services Analyst, National Center for State Courts

October

Article: Election 2016 and the Judiciary
Author: William Raftery, Knowledge and Information Services Analyst, National Center for State Courts

September

Article: Service Animals and the Courts
Author: Deborah Wood Smith, Senior Analyst, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

August

Article: New Hampshire Integrates Its Criminal Justice System Online
Author: Carole Alfano, Public Information Officer, New Hampshire Judicial Branch

July

Article: Recent Sentencing Reform Initiatives to Reduce Recidivism, Promote Fairness, and Control Costs
Author: Roger K. Warren, President Emeritus, National Center for State Courts

June

Article: Pop-Up Courts
Author: Blake P. Kavanagh, Information Specialist, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

May

Article: Body Worn Cameras and the Current State of the Law Regarding Lost or Destroyed Evidence
Author: Greg
 Hurley, Knowledge and Information Services Analyst, National Center for State Courts

April

Article: A Proactive Approach to Self-Assessment in the Juvenile Justice System
Author:
 Mark A. Ingram, Magistrate Judge, State of Idaho, and Statewide Juvenile Justice Judge, Idaho Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Court
Kari L. Harp, Project Director, Probation System Review, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice

March

Article: The Court Leader as "Internal Consultant
Author: Janet G. Cornell, Court Consultant and Former Court Administrator

February

Article: Increasing or Repealing Mandatory Judicial Retirement Ages
Author: William E. Raftery, Knowledge and Information Services Analyst, National Center for State Courts

January

Article: The Constitutionality of Bond Schedules
Author: Greg Hurley, Senior Knowledge Management Analyst, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

2015

December

Article: Providing American Sign Language Interpreters to Prevent Deaf-Juror Discrimination
Author: Claudia Lopez, Legal Intern, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

November

Article: 2015 Compendium of Traffic Issue Briefs
Author: Deborah Wood Smith, Senior Analyst, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

October

Article: Judges’ Contributions to Retirement Plans
Author: Jarret Hann, Analyst, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

September

Article: Jury Service Scams Continue to Proliferate
Author: Greg Hurley, Knowledge and Information Services Analyst, National Center for State Courts

August

Article: Automation Brings Accuracy and Efficiency to Pre-Arraignment Process
Author: Daniel J. Nees, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Shaiwassee County, Michigan

July

Article: Two Sides of the Gavel
Author: Mary C. McQueen, President, National Center for State Courts

June
Article: Blended Learning: The Building Blocks of Judicial Branch Education
Author: Julie C. S. McDonald, Education Attorney, Indiana Judicial Center

May
Article: The Development and Completion of a Uniform System of Judicial Records in Nevada
Author: Hans Jessup, Lead Court Research Analyst, Supreme Court of Nevada, Administrative Office of the Courts

April
Article: Copyright Issues with Training Materials for Courts
Author: Greg Hurley, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts
Nathaniel Ralstin, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

March
Article: Video Remote Interpretation as a Business Solution
Author: Thomas Clarke, Vice President of Research and Technology, National Center for State Courts

February
Article: The Modern Grand Jury (Part II)
Author: Gordon Griller, Court Consulting Services, National Center for State Courts

January
Article: The Modern Grand Jury
Author: Greg Hurley, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

2014

December
Article: State Courts and the Promise of the Affordable Care Act
Author: Peter Coolsen, Court Administrator, Criminal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago
Maureen McDonnell, Director for Business and Health Care Strategy Development, TASC, INC.

November
Article: Traffic Resource Center Compendium of Issue Briefs
Author: Deborah W. Smith, Senior Analyst, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts

October
Article: Balancing the Scales: Judicial Compensation
Author: Jarret Hann, Analyst, Knowledge and Information Services, National Center for State Courts
Video: Judicial Salary Tracker

September
Article: How the Unaccompanied Minor Crisis Is Affecting the State Courts
Author: David Slayton, Administrative Director of the Courts, Texas Office of Court Administration

August
Article: Video Improved Court and Local Law Enforcement Efficiency in North Carolina
Author: Anthony Whitmore, Administrator, Infrastructure and Operations Section, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts

July
Article: Models for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform
Author: Hon. Bobbe J. Bridge, Justice, Washington, Supreme Court (Ret.), Founding President/CEO, Center for Children & Youth Justice, Seattle

June
Article: Veterans Treatment Courts
Author: Julie Marie Baldwin, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

May
Article: Evidence Based Management for Tomorrow's Successful Court Leader
Author: Janet G. Cornell, Court Consultant, Former Court Administrator, Scottsdale City Court, Arizona

April
Article: So You Think You Know What a Case Is?
Author: John T. Matthias, Principal Court Management Consultant

March
Article: Who Cares About Adoption Data? We Do.
Author: Deborah Smith, Knowledge and Information Services Senior Analyst, National Center for State Courts
Video: Who Cares About Adoption Data? We Do.

February
Article: Traffic Resource Center for Judges
Author: Greg Hurley, Knowledge and Information Services Analyst, National Center for State Courts
Video: Traffic Resource Center for Judges

January
Article: Connecticut Judicial Branch Courthouse Observation Team
Author: Heather Nann Collins, Court Planner, Connecticut Judicial Branch
Video: Chief Justice Chase Rodgers on Access to Justice

2013

December
Article: Judicial Selection in the States
Author: William Raftery, Knowledge and Information Analyst

November
Article: Judicial Roles for Modern Courts
Author: Victor Eugene Flango, Executive Director, Program Resource Development, National Center for State Courts (ret.)
Video: The Evolving Role of Judges

October
Article: A Map of the History of Texas: Supreme Court Task Force Works to Preserve Historical Court Records
Author: Judy L. Marchman, Publications Manager, Texas Bar Journal
Video: Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson discusses how the Texas Supreme Court Task Force is working to preserve historical court records.

September
Article:
Improving Access to Justice for Self-Represented Litigants
Author: Center on Court Access to Justice for All
Videos: New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman discusses Access to Justice.
Connecticut Chief Justice Chase Rodgers talks about Access to Justice.
NCSC Deborah Smith discusses her visit to the National Association of State Judicial Educators Conference promoting Access to Justice.

August
Article: New Handbook Offers Strategies for Restoring Court Funding
Authors: Jesse Rutledge, Vice President of External Affairs, National Center for State Courts
Bert Brandenburg, Executive Director, Justice at Stake
Video: Jesse Rutledge explains Funding Justice.


Reports are part of the National Center for State Courts' "Report on Trends in State Courts" and "Future Trends in State Courts" series.
Opinions herein are those of the authors, not necessarily of the National Center for State Courts.