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General Resources
Unit 1: Introduction to the Course and Top Ten Resources
Unit 2: Constitutional Structure, Role of the Courts
Unit 3: Judges' & Adminsitrators' Statement of Purposes
Unit 4: Understanding Law & Procedure
Unit 5: Due Process of Law
Unit 6: Why are People Unhappy with the Law? Social Context of Law & Courts
Unit 7: Capacity of Courts to Accomplish Purposes & Responsibilities
Unit 8: Court Administration Role

General Resources

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

The Federalist Papers, Numbers 1, 51, 78, 79, 80, and 81

Declaration of Independence (1776)

The Constitution of the United States (1787), and the Bill of Rights (Amendments I through X; ratified 1791) and Amendments XI through XXVII

The Causes of Popular Dissatisfaction with the Administration of Justice, by Roscoe Pound (1906)

Trial Court Performance Standards With Commentary, BJA Bureau of Justice Assistance

Magna Carta

NACM Model Code of Conduct for Court Professionals

Purposes & Responsibilities of Courts NACM Core Competency KSAs
 

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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


  • TCPS.  Trial Court Performance Standards and Measurement System.  National Center for State Courts, Research Division.            
  • Tobin, Robert W. An Overview of Court Administration in the United States.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1997.                                   
  • Tobin, Robert W.  Creating the Judicial Branch: The Unfinished Reform.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2004.                                    
  • United States Constitution. 
  • National Center for State Courts. 
    • http://www.ncsc.org/ 
    • The mission of NCSC is to improve the administration of justice through leadership and service to state courts, and courts around the world.  Through original research, consulting services, publications, and national educational programs, NCSC offers solutions that enhance court operations with the latest technology; collects and interprets the latest data on court operations nationwide; and provides information on proven "best practices" for improving court operations. To contact Knowledge and Information Services, please call 800-616-6164. To contact the Institute for Court Management, please call 800-616-6160.
       

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Unit 2 – Constitutional Structure, Role of the Courts

“The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.”  - The Constitution of the United States, Article III, Section 1

  • Berger, Raoul.  Federalism: The Founders’ Design.  Tulsa, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.
     
  • Cardozo, Benjamin. The Nature of the Judicial Process.  New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1921.
     
  • Carp, Robert A. and Ronald Stidham.  Judicial Process in America.  Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2001.
     
  • Church, W. Lawrence.  “History and the Constitutional Role of Courts.”  Wisconsin Law Review 1071 (1990).
     
  • Constitution of the United States of America.  Cornell University Law School. 
  • Constitutional Topic: Checks and Balances.  U.S. Constitution Online. 
  • The Courts: Separation of Powers: Final Report of the 1983 Chief Justice Earl Warren Conference on Advocacy in the United States.  Washington, D.C.: Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation, 1983.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
      
  • Friesen, Jr., Ernest C., Edward C. Gallas and Nesta M. Gallas.  Managing the Courts.  Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1971.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Hall, Kermit and Kevin T. McGuire. (Eds.) The Judicial Branch.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Hall, Kermit.  The Magic Mirror: Law in American History.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
     
  • History of the Federal Judiciary.  Federal Judicial Center.  
  •  Howard, A. E. Dick (Ed.) The Constitution in the Making: Perspectives of the Original Thirteen States.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1993. 
  • Hurst, James Willard.  The Functions of Courts in the United States, 1950 – 1980.  Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, 1980.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
      
  • Karlen, Delmar. Judicial Administration: The American Experience.  Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, Inc., 1970. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  •  Katz, Roberta R. and Philip Gold.  Justice Matters: Rescuing the Legal System for the Twenty-First Century.  Seattle, WA: Discovery Institute, 1997. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  •  Klein, Fannie J.  Federal and State Court Systems: A Guide.  Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1977. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  •  Knoebel, Dixie K. “Responsibility for Trial Court Facilities Varies Across the Country.” The Docket: Connecting North Dakota Courts, Summer 2009.
  •  Law and the Courts: The Role of Courts (Volume 1).  Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, Division for Public Education, 2000. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  •  Lieberman, Jethro K.  The Role of Courts in American Society: The Final Report of the Council on the Role of Courts.  St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1984. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  •  McAffee, Thomas B.  Inherent Rights, the Written Constitution, and Popular Sovereignty: The Founders’ Understanding.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Porto, Brian L.  May it Please the Court:  Judicial Processes and Politics in America.  Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2009.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
  •  Pound, Roscoe.  Organization of Courts.  Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1940.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  •  Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts: Midyear Conference Notebook.  Portland, OR: National Association for Court Management, 2009. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts: Participant Guide. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2011. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
      
  • Quinn, Frederick (Ed).  The Federalist Papers Reader.  Washington, D.C.: Seven Locks Press, 1993.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Role of the Connecticut Courts.  State of Connecticut Courts.    
  • Spohn, Cassia.  Courts: A Text Reader.  Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications, 2009.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  •  St. John, Jeffrey.  Constitutional Journal.  Ottawa, IL: Jameson Books, Inc., 1987.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Stumpf, Felix F.  Inherent Powers of the Courts: Sword and Shield of the Judiciary.  Reno, NV: The National Judicial College, 1994.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • The Constitution and the Federal Judiciary.  U.S. Courts. 
  •  The Federalist Papers.
  •  The Role of Courts in Government.  FindLaw.                    

 

  • Slotnick, Elliot E. (Ed.) Judicial Politics: Readings from Judicature.  Chicago, IL: American Judicature Society, 1977.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Understanding the Federal Courts.  U.S. Courts.
  • Vile, M.J.C.  Constitutionalism and the Separation of Powers.  Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1998.
     
  • Weinstein, Noah.  Inherent Power of the Court.  Reno, NV: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1978.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  •  What is the Role of Courts in Making Social Policy? Panel Discussion.  Brookings, July 8, 2008.
  • What is the Role of the Courts in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances?  Civics Library of the Missouri Bar.                   
  • Winters, Glenn R. and Edward J. Schoenbaum (Eds.) American Courts and Justice.  Chicago, IL: American Judicature Society, 1976.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • 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 3 – Judges’ & Administrators’ Statement of Purposes (8)

“The ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice…contributes, more than any other circumstance, to impressing upon the minds of the people affection, esteem, and reverence towards the government.” – Alexander Hamilton

  • Bertran, Michele. The Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts: New Jersey’s Court Leaders Respond. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, Institute for Court Management CEDP paper, 2009.
  • 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. 
  • Clarke, John A.  “The Role of the Executive Component of the Court.”  5 Court Manager 3 (Summer 1990): 4.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines: Application and Uses.  Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 2004. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Duffee, David E. Explaining Criminal Justice: Community Theory and Criminal Justice Reform.  Cambridge, MA: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain Publishers, Inc., 1980. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Friesen, Ernest. Caseflow Management in Context: The Purposes of Courts.  (video)  Denver, CO: National Center for State Courts.
     
  • Friesen, Ernest C.  Court Administration.  Denver, CO: Institute of Court Management, University of Denver Law School, 1971. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Gray, Judge James P.  Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today’s Courts.  Garden City Park: NY:  Square One Publishers, 2009. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Holding Courts Accountable: Counting What Counts.  Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 1999. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Keeton, Robert E. Judging.  St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1990. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Making the Verbatim Court Record.  Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 2007.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • McGraw, Bradley D. (Ed.) Developments in State Constitutional Law.  St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., and the National Center for State Courts, 1984. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Nowak, John E. (Reporter) “Courts and the American System of Government.” State Courts: A Blueprint for the Future.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1978.  State Courts: A Blueprint for the Future: Proceedings of the Second National Conference on the Judiciary Held in Williamsburg, Virginia March 19 – 22, 1978. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1978.                              
  • Position Paper on Effective Judicial Governance and Accountability: Conference of State Court Administrators.  Arlington, VA: Conference of State Court Administrators, 2001.                                               
  • Rottman, David B.  “On Public Trust and Confidence: Does Experience with the Courts Promote or Diminish It?”  35 Court Review 14 (Winter 1998).
  • Separate Branches, Shared Responsibilities: A National Survey of Public Expectations on Solving Justice Issues. Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2009.
  • 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.                                                              
  •  Succession Planning: Workforce Analysis, Talent Management, and Leadership Development.  Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 2008.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Talarico, Susette M. (Ed.) Courts and Criminal Justice: Emerging Issues. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1985. (Available in the NCSC Library.) 
     
  • Van Duizend, Richard.  “The American Court System: Long Traditions, New Directions.”  8 Issues of Democracy 1(May 2003): 6. 
  • Willoughby, W. F.  Principles of Judicial Administration.  Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1981.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Wolfson, Barbara. (Ed.) Protecting Individual Rights: The Role of State Constitutionalism: Report of the 1992 Forum for State Judges.  New Haven, CT: The Roscoe Pound Foundation and Yale Law School, 1993. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     

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Unit 4 – Understanding Law & Procedure

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”  –Alexander Hamilton

  • AAA Yearbook on Arbitration & the Law. Huntington, NY: JurisNet, 2011. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Bench Book for Judges & Court Personnel. Lexington, KY: Interstate Commission for Juveniles, 2011.
  • Carothers, Thomas. Promoting the Rule of Law Abroad: In Search of Knowledge.  Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2006.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Cole, Sarah R. Mediation: Law, Policy, and Practice. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, Co., 2011. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Diversifying the Bench Guidebook: How to Become a Judicial Officer. Olympia, WA: Washington State Minority and Justice Commission, 2011.
  • Domino, John C. Civil Rights and Liberties.  New York: HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Eaneman, Paulette S., Michael Lipman and Nancy Zupanec.  Fair Procedures.  Berkeley, CA: California Judges Association, 1977. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Epstein, Richard A. and Michael S. Greve. (Eds.) Federal Preemption: States’ Powers, National Interests.  Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2007. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Fetter, Theodore J.  (Ed.)  State Courts: A Blueprint for the Future: Proceedings of the Second National Conference on the Judiciary Held in Williamsburg, Virginia March 19 – 22, 1978..  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1978.                                                                          
  • Ginsburg, Tom.  Rule by Law: The Politics of Courts in Authoritarian Regimes.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Glick, Henry R.  Courts, Politics, and Justice.  New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1983.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Guide to Translation of Legal Materials. Williamsburg, VA: Professional Issues Committee, Consortium for Language Access in the Courts, 2011.
  • Justice in the States: Addresses and Papers of the National Conference on the Judiciary.  St. Paul, MN: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, 1971.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Law and the Courts: Court Procedures (Volume II).  Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, Division for Public Education, 1998. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Lawyers Desk Book. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Bar, 2011. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Lewis, Merlin, Warren Bundy and James L. Hague.  An Introduction to the Courts and Judicial Process.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1978. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Marlowe, Douglas B. The Drug Court Judicial Benchbook. Alexandria, VA: National Drug Court Institute, 2011.
  • Neubauer, David W.  Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States.  Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1997.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Pennsylvania Dependency Benchbook Resource Companion. Harrisburg, PA: Office of Children and Families in the Courts, 2011.
  • Porto, Brian L.  May It Please the Court: Judicial Processes and Politics in America.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2009. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Rawls, John.  A Theory of Justice.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Russell, Peter H. and David O’Brien.  Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy: Critical Perspectives from Around the World.  Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 2001.
     
  • Sankey, Michael L. The U.S. Motor Vehicle Reference Book 2011: The National Guide to State Driver and Vehicle Licensing Services and Regulation. Tempe, AZ: BRB Publications, 2011.
     
  • Smith, Christopher E.  Courts, Politics, and the Judicial Process.  Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1993.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Smith, Christopher E. Courts and Public Policy.  Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall Inc., 1993. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Smith, Christopher E.  Courts and Trials: A Reference Handbook.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2003.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • The Rule of Law: Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity.  Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 2008.   
  • Tyler, Tom R.  Procedural Justice.  Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishers, 2005.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • What Changes are Most needed in the Procedures Used in the United States Justice System?  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1983.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     

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Unit 5 – Due Process of Law

“Rule of law, equal protection, and due process have profound practical implications.  The ends of judicial administration are not autonomy or even judicial independence, but rather liberty, social order, equal access, the equality of individuals and the state, and justice.” – NACM’s Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines

  • Abraham, Henry J.  Freedom and the Court: Civil Rights and Liberties in the United States.  New York, Oxford University Press, 1972.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Constitutional Topic: Due Process.  United States Constitution Online. 
  • Denning, Alfred Thompson.  The Due Process of Law.  Woburn, MA: Butterworths Publishing, 1980.
     
  • Galligan, D. J.  Due Process and Fair Procedures.  New York: Clarendon Press, 1996.
     
  • Liedtke, Peg. Evaluating Access and Fairness in the Travis County Civil Courts. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2011.
  • Mashaw, Jerry L.  Due Process in the Administrative State.  New Haven, CT: Yale University, 1985.
     
  • McGehee, Lucius Polk.  Due Process of Law under the Federal Constitution.  Littleton, CO: F. B. Rothman, 1980.
     
  • Mykkeltvedt, Roald Y.  The Nationalization of the Bill of Rights: Fourteenth Amendment Due Process and Procedural Rights.  Port Washington, N.Y.: Associated Faculty Press, 1983.
     
  • Orth, John V.  Due Process of Law:  A Brief History.  Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2003.
     
  • Procedural Fairness in California: Initiatives, Challenges and Recommendations. San Francisco, CA: Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, 2011.
  • Starr, Isidore.  Justice: Due Process of Law.  St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1981.
     
  • The Tides of Power: Conversations of the American Constitution between Bob Eckhardt, Member of Congress from Texas and Charles L. Black, Jr., Sterling Professor of Law, Yale University.  New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1976.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
  • United States Constitution, Amendment XIV, Section 1.   Cornell University Law School. 
  • United States Constitution, Amendment V.  Cornell University Law School.
  • Wasserman, Rhonda.  Procedural Due Process: A Reference Guide to the United State Constitution.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004.

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Unit 6 – Why Are People Unhappy with the Law? Social    Context of Law & Courts

“The law is a horrible business.” – Clarence Darrow


  • “And Justice for All”: Ensuring Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System.  Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, Coalition for Justice, 2001.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Baum, Lawrence.  Judges and Their Audiences: A Perspective on Judicial Behavior.  Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Bernan, Greg and David Anderson.  Engaging the Community: A Guide for Community Justice Planners.  New York: Center for Court innovation, 1997. 
  • Brown, Gary S.  “Court Monitoring: A Say for Citizens in their Justice System.”  80 Judicature 219 (1997).  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Burling, Albert E.  “Functioning Under the 1947 Constitution of New Jersey.”  23 Temple Law Quarterly 167 (1949-50). (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Citizens and their Courts: Building a Public Constituency.  Olympia, WA: National Center and Community Advisory Committee, 1995.          
  • “Convention Committee Describes New Judicial System Adopted in New Jersey.”  31 Journal of American Judicature Society 138 (1947 – 48).  Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Developing Comprehensive Public Information Programs for Courts.  Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 1996. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Friedman, Lawrence M.  The Legal System: A Social Science Perspective.  New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1975.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Fruin, Judge Richard.  Judicial Outreach on a Shoestring: A Working Manual.  Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 1999.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Gambitta, Richard A.L., Marlynn L. May and James C. Foster. (Eds.) Governing Through Courts.  Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1981.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Garcia, Patricia.  Community Involvement: The Key to Successful Justice Reform.  Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, Office of Justice Initiatives, 1998. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Horowitz, Donald L.  The Courts and Social Policy.  Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1977. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Improving Court and Community Collaboration: A National Town Hall Meeting: Technical Assistance Manual.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1995.                                                                                      
  • Kritzer, Herbert M. and John Voelker.  “Familiarity Breeds Respect: How Wisconsin Citizens View Their Courts.” 82 Judicature 58 (1998). 
  • Loh, Wallace D.  Social Research in the Judicial Process: Cases, Readings and Text.  New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1984.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • New Jersey State Constitution 1947. 
  • “New Jersey’s New Court System.”  2 Rutgers University Law Review 60 (1948). (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Nye Jr., Joseph S., Philip D. Zelikow and David C. King.  Why People Don’t Trust Government.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997. (Available in NCSC Library.)
     
  • O’Clock, Chris. The Role of Social Networking Tools in Judicial Systems Serving the Public. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, CTC presentations, 2009.
  • Pound Conference: National Conference on the Causes of Popular Dissatisfaction with the Administration of Justice.  St. Paul, MN: National Center for State Courts, 1976. 
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  • Volume 2
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  • Pound, Roscoe.  Law and Morals: The McNair Lectures, 1923, Delivered at the University of North Carolina.  New York: Augustus  M. Kelley Publishers, 1969.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)

  • Rottman, David.  Trust and Confidence in the California Courts.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2005.                             
  • Rottman, David et al.  A Leadership Guide to Statewide Court and Community Collaboration.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2002. 
  • Rottman, David, Hillery S. Efkeman and Pamela Casey.  A Guide to Court and Community Collaboration.  Williamsburg, VA:  National Center for State Courts, 1998.
  • “Rules for New Jersey Courts: Bar and Public Assist Judicial Rule-Making.”  34 American Bar Journal 445 (1948).  (Available in the NCSC).
      
  • Vanderbilt, Arthur T.  “The First Five Years of the New Jersey Courts under the Constitution of 1947.”  8 Rutgers Law Review 289 (1953-54).  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Vanderbilt, Arthur T.  “Proceedings of First Judicial Conference Held September 13, 1948 at Trenton, New Jersey.”  2 Rutgers University Law Review 1 (1984).  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Yankelovich, Skelly and White, Inc.  The Public Image of Courts: Highlights of a National Survey of the General Public, Judges, Lawyers and Community Leaders.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1978.   

 

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Unit 7 – Capacity of Courts to Accomplish Purposes & Responsibilities

“The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution.”  - Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist No. 78


  • Apple, James G., Paula L. Hannaford, and G. Thomas Munsterman.  Manual for Cooperation between State and Federal Courts.  Washington, D.C.: Federal Judicial Center, 1997. 
  • Barrow, Deborah J. and Thomas G. Walker.  A Court Divided: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Politics of Judicial Reform.  New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1988.
     
  • 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.)
     
  • 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.                                                                  
  • Casey, Pamela and David B. Rottman.  Problem-Solving Courts: Models and Trends.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2003. 
  • Conference of Chief Justices. Resolution in Support of Principles of Effective Judicial Governance and Accountability.  Adopted December 12, 2003. 
  • Courts As Collaborators: Opportunities and Issues for Courts Involved in Justice System Innovations.  Washington, D.C.: Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project, American University, 2000.    
  • 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.)
     
  • Epp, Charles R.  The Rights Revolution: Lawyers, Activists and Supreme Courts in Comparative Perspective.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
     
  • Gallas, Geoff.  “Local Legal Culture: More than Court Culture.” 20 Court Manager 4 (Winter 2005):23. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Hays, Steven W.  Handbook of Court Administration and Management.  New York: M. Dekker, 1993.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Huddleston, West and Douglas B. Marlowe. Painting the Current Picture: A National Report on Drug Courts and Other Problem-Solving Court Programs in the United States. Alexandria, VA: National Drug Institute, 2011.
  • Managing Courts in Changing Times: Second National Conference on Court Management.  Phoenix, AZ: National Center for State Courts, 1990.
      
  • Proceedings:                                                                                 
  • Conference Papers:
  • Nolan, James L. Reinventing Justice: The American Drug Court Movement.  Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001.
     
  • 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.)
     
  • The Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts. National Association for Court Management Midyear Conference, 2009. (Available in the NCSC Library).
     
  • Richardson, John G.  Bias in the Court! Focusing on the Behavior of Judges, Lawyers, and Court Staff in Court Interactions.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1997.                                                                     
  • 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.)
     
  • Rosenberg, Gerald N.  The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring about Social Change?  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
     
  • Rottman, David et al.  A Leadership Guide to Statewide Court and Community Collaboration.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2002. 
  • Sheldon, Charles H. and Linda S. Maule.  Choosing Justice: The Recruitment of State and Federal Judges.  Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, 1997.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Sipes, Larry L.  Committed to Justice: The Rise of Judicial Administration in California.  San Francisco, CA: Administrative Office of the Courts, 2002. 
  • Summary of State and Local Justice Initiatives 2000.  Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, Office of Justice Initiatives, 2000. 
  • Swanson, Charles R. and Susette M. Talarico. (Eds.) Court Administration: Issues and Responses.  Athens, GA: Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia, 1987.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • A Total Approach to Diversity: An Assessment and Curriculum Guide for State Courts.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1997.  
  • Trial Court Performance Standards with Commentary.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1990.                                                    
  • Warren, Christie S.  Court Administration as a Tool for Judicial Reform: An International Perspective.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, Institute for Court Management, 2001.                

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Unit 8 – Court Administration Role

“Leading the judicial branch at any level has never been as easy task.  It is fraught with risk since decisions are often about changing the status quo – the place where people are most comfortable.”  - Gordon M. Griller


  • Aikman, Alexander B.  The Art and Practice of Court Administration.  Boca Raton: FL: Taylor & Francis Group, 2007.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Burger, Chief Justice Warren.  “Court Administrators- Where Would We Find Them?” 53 Judicature 108, 1969.
     
  • The Court Administrator: A Guide and Manual. Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 2011. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • The Court Administrator: A Manual.  Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 1992.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Doan, Rachel N. and Robert A. Shapiro.  State Court Administrators: Qualifications and Responsibilities.  Chicago, IL: American Judicature Society, 1976.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Friesen, Ernest C. (Ed.) Court Administration.  Reno, NV: National College of State Trial Judges, 1971.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Hall, Dan. Principles for Judicial Administration. Denver, CO: National Center for State Courts, 2011.
  • Klein, Fannie J. (Ed.) The Improvement of the Administration of Justice. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 1981.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Griller, Gordon, M.  “New Dimensions in Court Leadership.” Future Trends in State Courts. (2008):1. 
  • Hanson, Richard A.  Court Administrators.  Chicago, IL: American Judicature Society, 1971.  (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.)
     
  • Kasparek, Jr., F. Dale.  Leading the Unfinished Reform: The Future of Third Branch Administration.  Williamsburg, VA: Institute for Court Management, National Center for State Courts, 2005.                                                             
  • Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management (MAACM): 18th Annual Conference. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 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.                                                                                  
  • Nieland, Robert G. and Rachel N. Doan.  State Court Administrative Offices.  Chicago, IL:  American Judicature Society, 1979.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Procedural Fairness in California: Initiatives, Challenges, and Recommendations. San Francisco, CA: Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, 2011.
  • Pushing the Boundaries: Coming Together to Strengthen and Support the Administration of Justice: 2011 Annual Conference. Williamsburg, VA: National Association for Court Management, 2011. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Sipes, Dale A. and Monica R. Lee.  A Review of the Office of the Court Administrator for the Contra Costa County Superior Court.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts,                                                                                    
  • Standards Relating to Court Organization.  Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, Judicial Administration Division, 1990.  (Available in the NCSC Library.)
      
  • Vanderbilt, Arthur T. (Ed.) Minimum Standards of Judicial Administration: A Survey of the Extent to Which the Standards of the American Bar Association for Improving the Administration of Justice Have Been Accepted.  New York: Law Center of New York University for the National Conference of Judicial Councils, 1949. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     
  • Wheeler, Russell R. and Howard R. Whitcomb.  Judicial Administration: Text and Readings.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc.,1977. (Available in the NCSC Library.)
     

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