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Tiny Chats are bite-sized annotated videos that touch on specific access to justice topics and court operations.

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Tiny Chat 143: The Elevator Effect

We all know collegiality matters, but do you know why and how? Join a discussion with Morgan Hazelton (St. Louis University), Rachael Hinkle (U. of Buffalo), and Michael Nelson (Penn State) to discuss their groundbreaking (and C. Herman Pritchett Award winning) new book The Elevator Effect: Contact and Collegiality in the American Judiciary. Using a novel dataset, these three political scientists develop and test a theory of judicial behavior and legal development based on interpersonal interactions among judges. Their results have important implications for courts and judges and judicial scholars, and they share some practical ways courts can leverage these learnings. All in one short elevator ride! Enjoy the Tiny Chat and grab your copy of the book!

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Tiny Chat 142: State Court Report

Court Nerds are a special breed. Do you have what it takes to join the club? If you're reading this and watching Tiny Chats, you're probably already there. But do you know about The State Court Report, a fantastic resource from the Brennan Center for Justice? Join our Court Nerd initiation ceremony and help us induct Alicia Bannon, Director of the Judiciary Project at the Brennan Center for Justice and State Court Report lead. A great resource to stay up to date on the latest decisions, case law, commentary, and more!

Tiny Chat 141: Remote Hearings Aren't Magic

Remote hearings aren't magic, but if done right, they can almost feel like it. Professor Victor Quintanilla from the University of Indiana Maurer School of Law joins the Tiny Chat Team for a magical breakdown of his groundbreaking study on remote hearings. While we've all heard anecdotes about what works and what doesn't, here's some hard data on efficacy, the digital divide, trust and confidence, ways to improve, innovative practices, and more.

Plus, in addition to hosts Zach and Danielle's terrible magic, we have a special guest magician who actually knows what he's doing!

Read the report, "Accessing Justice with Zoom: Experiences and Outcomes in Online Civil Courts"

Access NCSC Resources:

NCSC’s Remote Proceedings Toolkit

NCSC’s Hybrid Hearings Improvement Initiative

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