While courts in many states had already joined the private sector and other government agencies in the adoption of policies more supportive of the possibility of remote work by court employees, the experience of the pandemic and closing of court facilities changed everything. With restrictions easing, many courts are facing a cultural shift in the attitudes of many employees and are evaluating the experience of the last year to determine whether changes in court HR policies and attitudes about remote work are needed. We will hear from three states that have been actively involved in the development and adoption of new policies and approaches for court employees in their state.
J.D. Gingerich (Moderator), Director, State Courts Partnership, Bowen School of Law,
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Dana Bartocci, HR and Development Director, Minnesota Judicial Branch
Allyson Christman, Director of Personnel, Kansas Office of Judicial Administration
Gina DeRossi, Court Administrator, Massachusetts Court of Appeals
Katie Schurrer, Manager of Strategic Planning and Projects, Minnesota Judicial Branch