Through its six meetings over three years, the Executive Session set out to both develop and answer questions that U.S. state courts will face in the foreseeable future, attempting to clarify what leaders of state courts can and should do to distinguish their role in our system of democratic governance.
David B. Rottman, Ph.D., a Principal Court Research Consultant at the National Center for State Courts, discusses the Harvard Executive Session.
More videos on the Harvard Executive Session available here.
"Maintaining Institutional Independence: Funding Sustainable State Courts During Economic Crisis"
Forthcoming papers include:
"Strategic Planning and Management in the D.C. Courts: A Tool for Understanding the Courts’ Mission and Addressing Governance Challenges"
"Judicial Budgeting - The Separation of Powers and Institutional Independence"
"A Fair Trial in the 21st Century"
"Judicial Independence and the State Court Funding Crisis"
Other papers are under development.
Photo: Martha Stewart
Top row, left to right:
Marea Beeman, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management
Judge Michael Trickey, King County Superior Court (Seattle, Wash.)
Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz, Supreme Court of Oregon
Chief Judge Eric Washington, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Greg Rowe, Chief of Legislation and Policy Unit, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, Supreme Court of Texas
Daniel Becker, State Court Administrator, Utah Administrative Office of the Courts
Christine Cole, Executive Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management
Judge John Cleland, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
William Vickrey, Administrative Director, California Administrative Office of the Courts
Rosalyn Frierson, State Court Administrator, South Carolina Judicial Department
Julie Boatright Wilson, Harry Kahn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Presiding Judge Barbara Rodriguez Mundell, Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, Retired
Thomas Gottschalk, Of Counsel at Kirkland & Ellis
Chief Justice Christine Durham, Supreme Court of Utah
Vicki Jackson, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Michael Bridenback, Trial Court Administrator, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Russell Brown, Court Administrator, Cleveland Municipal Court
Jed Shugerman, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
David Rottman, Principal Court Research Consultant, National Center for State Courts
David Barron, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Garrett Graff, Editor-in-Chief, Washingtonian Magazine
Chief Justice Jeff Amestoy, Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Vermont Supreme Court, Retired
Christopher Stone, Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice, Harvard Kennedy School
Mary McQueen, President, National Center for State Courts
Ted Eisenberg, Henry Allen Mark Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Chief Justice Randall Shepard, Supreme Court of Indiana
Chief Justice James Hannah, Arkansas Supreme Court
Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Retired
Senator Mee Moua, Vice President for Strategic Impact Initiatives, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF); Senator, Minnesota Senate, Retired