TECHNOLOGY TRENDS: A Special Focus on Productivity and Survey Tools

Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Work and CommunicateBy: Michelle LeFeve, Consultant at Courtland ConsultingMy work at Courtland Consulting allows me to share with many courts, agencies, organizations, and businesses our knowledge of new tools and technology trends that can help people do their job and market their programs and services.  This Technology Trends […]

Collaborating for Success: REACH

 Courtland Consulting is proud to work on projects that strive to improve our community and focus on serving families and children. Due to our proven history of successfully evaluating projects that focus on families, we were selected, in September 2010, by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) of the Michigan Supreme Court to conduct an […]

Project Evaluation for REACH Project

Courtland Consulting was the project evaluator for the REACH project. The Kent County Referral for Employment, Asset Development, Cooperation, and Hope Grant Project (REACH Project) is a three-year demonstration project funded by a federal Section 1115 Discretionary Grant Award. The purpose of this grant is to implement and evaluate a demonstration project in which three […]

Web-based Tutorial for Michigan Court Rules

The State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) – Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) provides continuing education to employees of the judicial branch. Because their audience is spread throughout Michigan’s 83 counties, they use distance learning methods whenever possible. For this project, MJI chose Courtland’s training team to revamp an existing web-based tutorial on how to look up […]

Kent County Cooperative Parenting Project

Project EvaluationThe Michigan Supreme Court’s State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) selected Courtland Consulting to complete a two year impact evaluation of the Kent County Cooperative Parenting Project. This is a pilot project that will test the use of non-adversarial language and the use of parenting plans, in divorce proceedings for families with children. The project […]

Michigan Judicial Data Warehouse Project

The Michigan Supreme Court, through the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO), established the statewide Michigan Judicial Data Warehouse (JDW).  The JDW is a comprehensive electronic information system, developed, owned, and maintained by SCAO Judicial Information Services (JIS) Department.  The JDW is licensed to local courts for the sole purpose of creating a single repository for […]