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Court Leader's Advantage

71 EpisodesProduced by Peter C. KieferWebsite

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.


Bonus Episode: When Might Blockchain Appear in Your Court

“. . . [Blockchain records] could soon be used in a variety of innovative ways to resolve court record keeping challenges. At the same time, Blockchain presents new legal issues that courts must be prepared to address.”

This is an audio recitation of a paper written by Di Graski and Paul Embley titled “When Might Blockchain Appear in Your Court?” The paper appeared in the 2018 edition of Trends in State Courts published by the National Center for State Courts. 

This episode will appeal to listeners interested in trial courts, court administration, emerging technologies, digital security, and accounting and finance, and emergency response plans.

A link to a display version of Di and Paul’s paper, “When Might Blockchain Appear in Your Court?” is in the Show Notes section on our website.

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About the Guests

Di Graski is grateful to be celebrating her eleventh anniversary with the National Center for State Courts’ Technology team.  She is an attorney licensed in Colorado, a certified Project Management Professional, and a member of the IJIS Institute’s Blockchain Working Group.  At NACM’s Annual Conference in July 2019, Di will participate in the panel discussion “Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science.”

Paul Embley is the CIO and Technology Division Director at the National Center for State Courts. He began his career in Silicon Valley working for the “who’s who” of high tech (along with the “who’s no longer”). After 25 years in the for-profit sector, Paul shifted to public  

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