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Court Leader's Advantage

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Coming innovations, thought-provoking trends, questions that matter to the court community, these and more themes are covered by the Court Leader’s Advantage podcast series, a forum by court professionals for court professionals to share experiences and lessons learned.


Wildfires, Protests, and COVID: How Have Courts Coped with Compounding Crises? Part Two

Thursday, December 17, 2020, Court Leader's Advantage Podcast Episode

Part two of a conversation with our panel of court administrators whose courts have endured multiple concurrent crises. They had to deal with questions of allowing protestors into the courthouse because it is a public building while worrying about vandalism. They struggled to maintain a semblance of an operation with courthouses that were closed for months at a time. They had to keep air circulation open to eliminate the Coronavirus yet close the vents to prevent breathing in wildfire smoke. We have so much to learn from their solutions they crafted.

What did they and their courts have to go through?

How are they modifying their future contingency plans?

What can we learn from what they have had to endure?

About My Co-Host:

Alyce Roberts is recently retired as Special Projects Coordinator for the Alaska Court System.  Alyce is a 2010 Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.

About Our Speaker Panelists:

Our panel includes administrators whose courts have been at the heart of ongoing and devastating crises: months-long protests, wildfires, and the Coronavirus:

Barbara Marcille is the Trial Court Administrator in the Circuit Court for the 4th Judicial District in Portland, Oregon.  She has served in a variety of roles for the courts in Oregon, New Mexico, and North Carolina, and holds a degree in Business from Florida State University.

Michael Roddy is the Court Executive Officer for the Superior Court in San Diego County, California.  Mike served as the California Administrative Office of the Courts’ Regional Administrative, Director for the Northern/Central Region, Executive Officer of the Sacramento Superior Court, and Assistant Executive Officer of the Superior Court of San Diego County,

Elizabeth Baldwin is the Court Administrator for the Municipal Court in Seattle, Washington.  Before moving to Seattle, Beth worked as the Court Administrator of the Fifth Judicial District of Iowa. Beth holds her law degree from the University of Minnesota, her MPA from the Ohio State University and her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

Bob Fleshman is the Court Executive Officer for the Superior Court in Napa County, California.  Bob has thirty years of public administration experience, which includes two decades in judicial administration in the California trial court system and Judicial Council of California. In addition to nearly two decades with the California judiciary, Bob spent a decade in public service at the national level in disaster recovery as well as uniformed military service.

Elizabeth Rambo is the Trial Court Administrator for the Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene, Oregon.  Liz graduated with high scholarship from Oregon State University with a BA in history and has an MBA from Portland State University.  She is a long-time member of the National Association of Court Management and holds a Court Manager certification from the National Center for State Courts· Barbara Marcille is the Trial Court Administrator in the Circuit Court for the 4th Judicial District in Portland, Oregon

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