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Tiny Chats are bite-sized annotated videos that touch on specific access to justice topics and court operations.

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Tiny Chat 142: State Court Report

Court Nerds are a special breed. Do you have what it takes to join the club? If you're reading this and watching Tiny Chats, you're probably already there. But do you know about The State Court Report, a fantastic resource from the Brennan Center for Justice? Join our Court Nerd initiation ceremony and help us induct Alicia Bannon, Director of the Judiciary Project at the Brennan Center for Justice and State Court Report lead. A great resource to stay up to date on the latest decisions, case law, commentary, and more!

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Tiny Chat 141: Remote Hearings Aren't Magic

Remote hearings aren't magic, but if done right, they can almost feel like it. Professor Victor Quintanilla from the University of Indiana Maurer School of Law joins the Tiny Chat Team for a magical breakdown of his groundbreaking study on remote hearings. While we've all heard anecdotes about what works and what doesn't, here's some hard data on efficacy, the digital divide, trust and confidence, ways to improve, innovative practices, and more.

Plus, in addition to hosts Zach and Danielle's terrible magic, we have a special guest magician who actually knows what he's doing!


Read the report, "Accessing Justice with Zoom: Experiences and Outcomes in Online Civil Courts"

Access NCSC Resources:

NCSC’s Remote Proceedings Toolkit

NCSC’s Hybrid Hearings Improvement Initiative

Tiny Chat 140: Judicial Innovation Fellowship

In the future, every court has a Judicial Innovation Fellow (JIF) - a smart, technologically adept changemaker embedded in the court to help create new tools and processes to help courts improve. To find out more, Danielle and Zach traveled back in time to meet with Jason Tashea, JIF Founding Director, to hear about some of the great work in progress and how other courts can benefit from these efforts.

Tiny Chat 139: Build a Chatbot with Us!

A chatbot on your court website can increase access to justice, decrease burdens on court staff, and help ensure trust and confidence in the courts. But how do you build one well? At NCSC, we have some guidance on that, and our Tiny Chat hosts Zach Zarnow and Danielle Hirsch are pleased to announce that, in partnership with Law Droid, we will build a chatbot for one selected court—for free! Be sure to watch this episode for more information. Apply now!

Read "Court Chatbots: How to Build a Great Chatbot for Your Court’s Website"

The Tiny Chats Team