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Leadership Without Fear

The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, Judge of the Hennepin County District Court in Minnesota contributes to the 2012 edition of the Future Trends in State Courts with a publication on strong leadership in a time of judicial uncertainty. Strong leaders in a courtroom not only motivate those who work with t…

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It’s All About the People Who Work in the Courthouse

The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, District Judge for the Hennepin County, Minnesota contributes this article to the 2011 publication of Future Trends in State Courts on keeping court morale high in the face of rising budget constraints. Judge Burke presents challenges facing public sector employees and…

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Innovative Courts Encourage Dissent

the Honorable Kevin S. Burke, District Judge for Hennepin County, Minnesota contributes to the 2015 Trends in State Court with an article on accepting dissent in court settings. Judge Burke discusses why dissent matters, four steps to fostering constructive dissent, and how to be a good court leader…

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The Purposes of Courts

Ernest Friesen, Senior Court Management Consultant, discusses the purposes of courts.

The Role of Defense Counsel in Drug Courts Part 2: How to Provide Effective Representation from Initial Contact Through Program Completion

The session will take attendees through each stage of the drug court and discuss how defense counsel are involved at each stage while also addressing the dual roles defense counsel play in drug courts

The Role of Defense Counsel in Drug Courts Part 1: The Urgency to Address Trauma in our Treatment Courts: What It Means to be Trauma-Informed

This session will focus on challenges defense counsel may encounter in representing defendants with mental and cognitive impairments associated with their drug use.

Sustaining Your Treatment Court: Using a 501(c)(3) to Fundraise

This webinar was presented by Judge William G. Schma, formerly of the Kalamazoo County Circuit Court, and Tracy Velázquez, Associate Director of American University’s Justice Programs Office. The resources of many treatment courts around the country are stretched thin. Dwindling resources, coupled w…

Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The Judicial Bench Book

With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) has developed the following additional Tribal Healing to Wellness Court–specific resource publications to assist tribal governments and tribal justice systems in developing, enhancing, and sustaining…

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Worcester Adult Circuit and District Drug Treatment Courts Evaluation Report

This document is a process evaluation for Worcester County Adult Circuit and District Drug Treatment Court programs.

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