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eCourts 2022 agenda showcases leading court innovators

eCourts 2022 agenda showcases leading court innovators

When NCSC opens the doors to eCourts 2022 on December 5, nearly 1,500 days will have passed since we last saw attendees face-to-face. To say that we are excited to welcome you back, in person, in Las Vegas is an understatement.

So, what has happened since the last in-person eCourts? A pandemic intervened, moving the 2020 conference online. And many of the technologies and tools discussed as “big ideas” four years ago are now being used daily to support the administration of justice in state courts.

Check out this year’s conference agenda to see how its theme, The Great Shift, represents the wholesale changes in business processes, public expectations and court technology since the last in-person conference in 2018. From paper to digital, in-person to virtual and office to remote, great shifts are underway everywhere across the court community.

The conference will feature insights from NCSC experts and leading practitioners in court administration and court technology. Some of the sessions include:

  • Data Insights for Improved Family Court Justice
  • Digital Services Contracting and Technology Transitions
  • Shifts in Focus: Courthouse Design and Technology

eCourts attendees will also gain insights from a judge nationally recognized for innovative practices. Judge Scott Schlegel of Louisiana opens the second day of eCourts by sharing examples of how he’s using off-the-shelf software to revolutionize the justice system in his talk, “Using Low/No-Code Tech to Improve Workflows.”

“It’s absurd how many continuances are filed just because nobody called opposing counsel to make sure it was okay with her calendar,” says Judge Schlegel.

Be prepared to have your eyes opened as Judge Schlegel introduces you to an entirely new way of doing business. Think it’s too complicated? Judge Schlegel disagrees. His mantra: pick a product and roll with it.

“Nothing I’m doing is mind-blowing from a technological standpoint,” says the judge. “We can change the whole justice system for under $1,000 a year in any jurisdiction in the entire country.”

As always, eCourts attendees will also benefit from a stacked - and already sold out - exhibit hall, and an opportunity to visit with leading NCSC experts. The conference also features dedicated time for attendees to hear from vendors during sponsored program sessions.

Visit to learn more and register today. Space is limited, and you won’t want to miss out!

Practice mindfulness during new NCSC program starting July 11

NCSC is launching a free, eight-week pilot program that introduces mindfulness education to judges, court staff and others who work with the courts. Mindfulness helps you pay attention to the experiences in the present moment in an open and curious way. These techniques can help you manage stress and your well-being and resilience in both your work and personal lives.

With funding from the State Justice Institute, NCSC’s program will provide instructions for learning about and practicing different mindfulness techniques for about 15 minutes a day using a mobile app. You will also be invited to a weekly, virtual 30-minute practice with certified mindfulness instructor and retired New Mexico Supreme Court staff Deborah Dungan. Participants will be surveyed throughout the program to gauge its effectiveness.