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NAPCO 2016 Remote Court Tech Guide Remains Helpful

Three years ago, NAPCO published a reference guide on the current and potential use of remote technology for adjudication processes and court operations. The guide’s purpose is to help court leaders improve access to justice, reduce litigation costs, and decrease trial court delay where geographic distance from the courthouse by litigants, lawyers, witnesses, and the…

Some Judges Reconsidering Use of Comfort Dogs in Court

The state Legislature gives judges discretion to approve a person’s request to bring a comforting item to the witness box. Some children choose a blanket or their favorite toy. Others are accompanied by another person. In the past five to seven years, service dogs have risen in popularity because of studies that show they relieve anxiety in people.

2019 NAPCO | NCSC Leadership Conference

Continuing the tradition of an annual nationwide trial court leadership education forum, the National Association for Presiding Judges and Court Executive Officers (NAPCO) and the National Center for State Court (NCSC) will present programs and workshops directed at improving leadership skills for top state and local trial court leaders and their management teams in Minneapolis, August 18-21, 2019. The 3-day event, beginning Sunday evening and concluding Wednesday at noon, explores best practices in judicial and court administration, targets teambuilding among court leaders, and provides a variety of seminars and practicums addressing today’s problems and solutions in leading and managing the nation’s courts.