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Institute for Court Management Partnership

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has partnered with the Institute for Court Management (ICM), the education and training arm of the National Center for State Courts, to bring the Certified Court Manager (CCM) program to Georgia. The CCM is the first of two certifications in ICM’s Court Management Program. In-state court administrators and AOC staff are becoming certified as faculty, allowing wider presentation of ICM courses in Georgia.

The Georgia Council of Court Administrators (GCCA) has signed on as a partner in this initiative in an effort to strengthen its existing Georgia Certified Court Manager Program. This program offers a 40-hour early career certificate, followed by an additional 60 hours to complete a 100-hour certificate. Up to 25 hours of this second certificate may be obtained through non-GCCA courses, such as the courses offered by ICM. Through a grant received from the State Justice Institute, the AOC and GCCA will certify more in-state faculty, providing the opportunity to deliver this national level training to a wider range of Georgia court professionals at in-state course offerings.

Court Performance Standards: CourTools

CourTools is a set of ten performance measures designed to gauge and enhance a court’s performance, efficiency, output, and operations. CourTools also provides an excellent tool for judicial leadership and court improvement. The ICM certification course gives participants the tools they need to measure the work of their courts and inform management decisions.

After receiving certification, Georgia faculty developed a statewide training plan to bring awareness of CourTools measures to court administrators, clerks, and judges, and to train court professionals to measure their courts’ work using CourTools.  To increase interest in and knowledge of CourTools, a short introduction was presented to the leadership of the various court councils.  Faculty followed these briefings with a primer session to many judges and clerks, which included examples of implementation and demonstration of selected measures.  Finally, the full two-and-a-half day ICM course will be offered to Georgia court professionals.

The ICM certification course will be held November 5-7, 2014,  at the Macon Marriott City Center. General registration will open on September 8 and run through September 30 (or until seating capacity is reached).

For more information on CourTools, visit www.courtools.org, or contact the Georgia Certified Faculty for Court Performance Standards Court Tools.

Josh Becker, AOC                                                                 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Edwin Bell, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit                    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phil Boudewyns, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit                      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tracy Mason, AOC                                                                This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Maggie Reeves, AOC                                                          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Matt Sorensen, Clayton Judicial Circuit                           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Fundamental Issues of Caseflow Management

Caseflow management is the process by which courts move cases from filing to disposition. This includes all pre-trial phases, trials, and post-disposition events. Effective case flow management ensures the integrity of court orders and timely completion of post-disposition case activity. Unnecessary delay diminishes justice and increases the cost of litigation. Effective caseflow management makes justice possible, not only in individual cases but also across judicial systems and courts, both trial and appellate. Effective caseflow helps ensure that every litigant receives procedural due process and equal protection. The quality of justice is enhanced when judicial administration is organized around the requirements of effective caseflow and trial management.

 

The ICM certification course gives participants the tools they need to assess the effectiveness of their court’s caseflow management system and learn how to collaborate with stakeholders to develop a system that ensures timely and just disposition of all cases.

For more information, contact the Georgia Certified Faculty for Fundimentals Issues of Caseflow Management.

Tracy J. BeMent, 10th Judicial Administrative District      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Christopher Hansard, AOC                                                  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Managing Court Financial Resources

Managing Court Financial Resources is a learned aptitude and a critical function of every court administrator.  With increased demands of accountability from the public, court leaders are under intense scrutiny to be good stewards of financial resources. Effective court leaders understand the delicate balance of fiscal responsibility and judicial independence, and are able to employ innovative measures to sustain court programs during tough fiscal times. Through strategic planning, interactive role-play, and lively discussions, Managing Court Financial Resources prepares court professionals for such challenges.

This ICM certification course is designed to familiarize participants with standard budget and auditing basics.  It also introduces participants to guiding principles of funding authorities, which prepare judicial agencies to better compete with other branches of government for scarce resources. 

For more information, contact the Georgia Certified Faculty for Managing Court Financial Resources.

Brad Butler, Conasauga Judicial Circuit                           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        

Ashley Garner, AOC                                                               This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kim Burley, AOC                                                                     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cheston Roney, Sandy Springs Municipal Court             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

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