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Unit 1 – Introduction to the Course and Top Ten Resources

“Courts and only courts can definitely resolve society’s inevitable conflicts.” – NACM’s Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines

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Unit 2 – Strategic Thinking

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Unit 3 – Court Purposes, Environment, and Processes

 

 

  • Berman, Greg and Aubrey Fox. Lasting Change or Passing Fad?: Problem-Solving Justice in England and Wales. Policy Exchange, 2009
  • Brown, Karen J. Court Culture: Measuring and Analyzing the Impact of Judicial/Administrative Culture in the 16th Judicial Circuit Court.  Williamsburg, VA: Institute for Court Management, 2006.   
  • Burke, Hon. Kevin and Frank Broccolina.  “Another View of Local Legal Culture: More than Court Culture.” 20 Court Manager 4 (Winter 2005):29. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Buenger, Michael L. “Of Money and Judicial Independence: Can Inherent Powers Protect State Courts in Tough Fiscal Times?” The Kentucky Law Journal 92.4 (Summer 2004): 979.
     
  • Conference of State Court Administrators. Position Paper on State Judicial Branch Budgets in Times of Fiscal Crisis. Arlington, Va.: National Center for State Courts, Government Relations Office, 2003.                                         
  • Cicconetti, Michael A. et al. “Is Judicial Independence a Casualty in State and Local Budget Battles?” Court Review 41, no. 3/4 (Fall/Winter 2005): 10.
     
  • Cameron, James Duke, Isaiah M. Zimmerman and Mary Susan Dowling.  The Chief Justice and the Court Administrator: The Evolving Relationship.  St. Paul, MN: West Publishers, 1987.                                                                      
  • Carlson, Alan, and Martha Wade Steketee.  Public Access to Court Records: Implementing the CCJ/COSCA Guidelines: Final Project Report.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2005.                                  
  • Caseflow Management Principles and Practices: How to Succeed in Justice.  Denver, CO: Institute for Court Management, National Center for State Courts, 1991. 
  • Conference of Chief Justices: Resolution 14: In Support of Measuring Court Performance.  Adopted by CCJ/COSCA at the 57th Annual Meeting on August 3, 2005.  
  • Conference of State Court Administrators: Position Paper on Promoting a Culture of Accountability and Transparency: Court System Performance Measures.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2008.              
  • Constitutional Topic: Due Process.  United States Constitution Online. 
  • CourTools Report II: Continuing Accountability through Measurement: January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2006.  Lubbock County, TX:  Lubbock District Judicial Branch, 2007. 
  • Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines: Application and Uses.  Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 2004. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Doerner, John. Michigan Court of Appeals: Assessment of Operations and Technology. Denver, CO: National Center for the State Courts, 2011.  
  • Dosal, Sue.  “Transition and Transformation: The Minnesota State Funding Project.” 22 Court Manager 1 (Spring 2007): 18.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Douglas, John. Renton, Washington Municipal Court: Court Operations Study. Denver, CO: National Center for State Courts, 2011.                  
  • Friesen, Ernest. Caseflow Management in Context: The Purposes of Courts.  (video)  Denver, CO: National Center for State Courts.
     
  • Gallas, Geoff.  “Local Legal Culture: More than Court Culture.” 20 Court Manager 4 (Winter 2005):23. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • George, Ronald M. “Working on the Components of Judicial Independence.” Court Review 41, no. 4 (Fall/Winter 2005). (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Hartley, Roger E. and James W. Douglas. “Budgeting for State Courts: The Perceptions of Key Officials Regarding the Determinants of Budget Success.” Justice System Journal 24, no. 3 (2003): 251.
     
  • Hudzik, John K. “Judicial Independence, Funding the Courts, and Interbranch Relations.” Judges’ Journal 43, no.3 (Summer 2004): 1.
     
  • Keilitz, Ingo.  “Top Ten Reasons for Performance Measurement: September 26, 2005.”  Made2Measure.                                                          
  • Keilitz, Ingo.  “Ten Reasons Not to Measure Court Performance.”  Made2Measure. 
  • Miller, JoAnn L. and Hon. Donald Clay Johnson. Problem Solving Courts: New Approaches to Criminal Justice. Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009.
     
  • Nadeau, Justice Joseph P.  “Ensuring Adequate Long-Term Funding for Courts: Recommendations from the ABA Commission on State Court Funding.” Judges’ Journal 43, no. 3 (Summer 2004): 15.
     
  • Ortega, Claudia.  “The Long Journey to State Funding.”  California Courts Review (Winter 2009): p. 6.
     
  • Ostrom, Brian J. et al.  “Court Cultures and their Consequences.”  20 Court Manager 1 (2005):14.                                                                            
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Roger Hanson, and Matthew Kleiman.  “Examining Court Culture.”  11Caseload Highlights 2 (May 2005).                               
  • Ostrom, Brian J. et al.  The Mosaic of Institutional Culture and Performance: Trial Courts as Organizations.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts and National Institute of Justice, 2005.      
  • Ostrom, Brian J., et al.  Trial Courts as Organizations.  Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2007.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Pun, K. F. and White, Anthony Sydney.  “A Performance Measurement Paradigm for Integrating Strategy Formulation: A Review of Systems and Frameworks.”  7 International Journal of Management Reviews 1 (2005): 49. 
     
  • The Role of Courts in Government.  FindLaw.                   
  • Steelman, David C. and Anne E. Skove.  Creation of State Court Administrative Offices and Selection of State Court Administrators.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2007.                                                            
  • Stumpf, Felix F.  Inherent Powers of the Courts: Sword and Shield of the Judiciary.  Reno, NV: The National Judicial College, 2008.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Van Duizend, Richard.  “The American Court System: Long Traditions, New Directions.”  8 Issues of Democracy 1(May 2003): 6. 
  • Yankelovich, Skelly and White, Inc.  Survey of Judges on the Role of Courts in American Society.  Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Justice, Office for Improvements in the Administration of Justice, 1979.  

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Unit 4 – Fundamentals

 

 

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Unit 5 – Organizational Foundations

 

  • Buckingham, Marcus and Curt Coffman.  First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Burger, Chief Justice Warren.  “Court Administrators- Where Would We Find Them?” 53 Judicature 108, 1969.
     
  • The Court Administrator: A Manual.  Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 1992.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines: What Court Leaders Need to Know and Be Able to Do.  Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 2004.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Dator, Jim.  “The Dancing Judicial Zen Masters: How Many Judges Does It Take to See the Future?”  46 Technological Forecasting and Social Change 1 (May 1994).
  • Doan, Rachel N. and Robert A. Shapiro.  State Court Administrators: Qualifications and Responsibilities.  Chicago, IL: American Judicature Society, 1976.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Hays, Steven W. and Cole Blease Graham, Jr. (Eds.) Handbook of Court Administration and Management.  New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1993.   (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Hiemstra, Glen.  Turning the Future into Revenue: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know to Shape their Futures.  Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley & Sons, 2006.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Markides, Constantinos.  All the Right Moves:  A Guide to Crafting Breakthrough Strategy.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2000. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Martin, John A., Brenda J. Wagenknecht-Ivey and Brian Lynch.  “Five Reasons Why Judicial Leaders Should be Involved with and Support Strategic Planning in Their Courts.” 40 The Judges’ Journal 2 (Spring 2001): 5 -8.
  • Morgan, Jaci L. A Study of Attitudes of Court Personnel toward Long-Range Planning.  Williamsburg, VA: Institute for Court Management, 1994.
  • Natemeyer, Walter E. and Paul Hersey. Classics of Organizational Behavior. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2011. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Neifert, Joseph.  A Comprehensive Review of a Court Administrator Training Program.  Williamsburg, VA: Institute for Court Management, National Center for State Courts, 1998.  
  • Planning and Policy Advisory Committee. Wisconsin Court System. 
  • Putting the Pieces Together: The Domestic Violence Strategic Plan.  Tallahassee, FL: Office of Court Improvement, Office of State Courts Administrator, 2008.
  • Report of the New Jersey Judiciary Strategic Planning Committee. 
  • Report of the New Mexico Reengineering Commission to the New Mexico Supreme Court. Santa Fe, NM: Supreme Court of New Mexico, Administrative Office of the Courts, 2011.
  • The Role of State Court Leaders in Supporting Public Policy that Affects the Administration of Justice: for Chief Justices and State Court Administrators.  Philadelphia, PA: Pew Center and National Center for State Courts, 2008. (Available in NCSC Library.)
     
  • Somerlot, Douglas K.  Final Report: SJI Visioning and Strategic Planning.  Washington, D.C.: Justice Management Institute, 2002. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Succession Planning: Workforce Analysis, Talent Management, and Leadership Development.  Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 2008.  (Available in the NCSC Library.) 
     
  • Van Duizend, Richard and Kathy Mays Coleman.  “Why Not Now? Strategic Planning by Courts in Challenging Financial Times.”  Future Trends in State Courts 2009.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2009.
  • Wagenknecht-Ivey, Brenda J. and Kevin J. Bowling.  A Strategic Planning Process that has Yielded Significant Results: The Experience of Two Michigan Courts.  Ottawa County Probate Court, 20th Circuit Court, 2007. 

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Unit 6 – Change and Alignment

 

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For more information and resources on Visioning and Strategic Planning, visit the National Center for State Courts Library online catalog at:

http://nstc.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/49

 

NCSC digital resources are located in the Digital Archive available at:

http://www.ncsconline.org/D_KIS/Library/ncsc_digital_archive_home.htm

 

 

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National Center for State Courts
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