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Title: Post-unification Approach to Court Organizational Design and Leadership
Journal: Justice System Journal  Volume:15  Issue:2  Dated:special issue (1991)  Pages:667-677
Author(s): R D Lipscher; S D Conti
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 11
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Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The concept of administrative unification has lost its vitality as an inspiration for modern courts, so a new vision is needed that emphasizes coordinated decentralization.
Abstract: Judicial leaders must be organization and consensus builders in addition to their other roles, thereby designing and shaping the organization into a more effective tool for administering justice. However, as Peter Drucker noted, good organizational structures do not evolve by themselves. In fact, the only things that evolve by themselves in organizations are disorder, friction, and poor performance. Many State and trial courts need reform, and the concept of decentralized coordination would be a useful approach in this effort. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Court structure; State court unification
Index Term(s): Court reform; Judicial attitudes; Leadership
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