Journal of Court Innovation. $49 per year for two issues. The Journal was founded by the New York State Judicial Institute, the Center for Court Innovation, and Pace Law School to promote innovation among state courts. It seeks to bridge the worlds of theory and practice, and is written for an audience that includes court administrators, judges, lawyers, scholars, non-profit executives, legislative and executive branch officials as well as anyone interested in improving court systems or the administration of justice. Volume 1, Number 1, Winter 2008, contains articles about using the internet to impanel jurors, a prosecutor-run reentry program, book reviews, and more. To subscribe, or to access articles from the first issue, visit http://www.courtinnovation.org/ journal.html.
Future Trends in State Courts 2007, produced annually by the National Center for State Court's Knowledge and Information Service, helps to make courts more aware of important trends in society and judicial administration that could affect court operations-and public trust and confidence in the judicial system. The 2007 edition opens with a discussion about one of the most pressing issues facing the courts: how to approach "The Future," featuring three prominent futurists.
Other articles in Future Trends 2007 discuss important developments in three key areas:
* Technology, such as how courts are trying to balance the right of public access to court records with the individual's right to privacy in a digital age and use of technology to help self-represented litigants
* Families and problem-solving courts, such as multidisciplinary partnerships between courts and outside agencies and the coordination of cases involving families
* Promising practices, such as language interpreters in civil cases and the use of retention elections in judicial elections. …