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Month: June 2021

Workforce management (CCM)

June 3rd, 2021

Workforce management (CCM) will be in session on June 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2021 from 12:00-4:00 pm Eastern Time.  This virtual course helps organizations achieve its mission and goals by acquiring and maintaining a productive workforce. Participants will learn how workforce practices, policies, and procedures can either help a court comply with employment laws or expose the court to significant legal consequences.

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Webinar Briefing: Reforming Guardianships

June 4th, 2021

How State Courts Can Help Protect Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Sponsored by Senator Bob Casey, Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging

Guardianships are a critical responsibility of state courts. While they can literally save lives by providing essential support to older adults and people with disabilities, they require courts to protect the civil rights and well-being of vulnerable people. Guardians may determine where the protected person lives, who they can see, what medical care they can receive and how they can or cannot spend their money. So much is at stake that many refer to the dissolution of individual rights under guardianships as the “civil death penalty.”

During this hour-long webinar on Friday, June 4 at 1 pm ET, presenters will discuss the current guardianship landscape in the country; the intersection with veterans’, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits; and how the federal government can help to stimulate innovation, fill gaps in the data, and spread best practices around the country. The presentation will also highlight recommendations from the 4th National Guardianship Summit that took place May 10-14, 2021.


  • Chief Justice Paul Reiber, Vermont Supreme Court
  • David Hutt, Deputy Executive Director for Legal Services, National Disability Rights Network
  • Hon. Michael Long, Associate Judge, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (MI)
  • Charlie Sabatino, Director, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
  • Hon. Brenda Hull Thompson, President of the National College of Probate Judges and Presiding Judge of the Dallas County Probate Court (TX)

Click here to register for this virtual event.

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Housing (In)Stability: What the Data Show

June 9th, 2021

Millions of Americans face housing instability and are at risk of eviction and subsequent homelessness. Our next eviction-related briefing will examine the pandemic’s effect on housing stability and renters’ vulnerabilities to being evicted and losing their housing. On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, from 4:00-4:45 pm ET, attend a research snapshot presentation by Kathryn Reynolds, Senior Program Manager at the Urban Institute, who will offer an overview of data about renter stability (including historical trends, demographic data, and how renters are faring during the pandemic). This presentation will provide insights from Census Pulse Survey and other data and will touch on rent relief available through state and local governments. Register today.

For questions about this briefing or NCSC’s eviction resources, please contact Danielle Hirsch or Zach Zarnow.

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Public Health Considerations in an Era of Expanding Vaccine Rates

June 15th, 2021

The bad news is that we are now into year two of the pandemic, but the good news is that a vaccine is here! As vaccination levels rise and the country continues to reopen, it’s time for another update on numerous important public health and safety considerations that should be integrated into any in-person court operations. This webinar will include presentations from infectious disease specialists and epidemiologists highlighting recommendations for safely reopening. Approaches to masking and social distancing, both for court staff and the public, will be a focus of the discussion. Court leaders will also discuss how they have addressed the numerous challenges presented in this transitional time. Register now for this virtual event.


  • David Slayton, Administrative Director, Texas Office of Court Administration (Moderator)
  • Dr. Ted Cieslak, Executive Director for Health Security, University of Nebraska Medical Center (ret.)
  • Dr. Jennifer A. Shuford, Infectious Disease Medical Officer, Texas Department of State Health Services

Contact:  Nora Sydow, Principal Court Management Consultant.

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NAPCO Webinar

June 17th, 2021

This webinar, "Presiding Judge/Court Executive Officer Teambuilding… Blending Governance & Leadership Principles, Roles, Responsibilities,” will take place on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 3:00 pm ET.  Questions:  Nikiesha Cosby.

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A New Day for Remote Work in the State Courts?

June 24th, 2021

While courts in many states had already joined the private sector and other government agencies in the adoption of policies more supportive of the possibility of remote work by court employees, the experience of the pandemic and closing of court facilities changed everything. With restrictions easing, many courts are facing a cultural shift in the attitudes of many employees and are evaluating the experience of the last year to determine whether changes in court HR policies and attitudes about remote work are needed. We will hear from three states that have been actively involved in the development and adoption of new policies and approaches for court employees in their state. Register here.


  • J.D. Gingerich (Moderator), Director, State Courts Partnership, Bowen School of Law,
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Dana Bartocci, HR and Development Director, Minnesota Judicial Branch
  • Allyson Christman, Director of Personnel, Kansas Office of Judicial Administration
  • Gina DeRossi, Court Administrator, Massachusetts Court of Appeals
  • Katie Schurrer, Manager of Strategic Planning and Projects, Minnesota Judicial Branch

POC: Nora Sydow

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