December 4 – 7, 2017 | Location Austin, TX | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

“Justice delayed is justice denied” (Gladstone). Effective, efficient caseflow promotes justice and upholds the very purpose of our courts. This class is designed to take judges, court administrators, or court teams through a rigorous examination of the components of effective caseflow management.


Why should I take this course?

Under the guidance of nationally recognized faculty, you will identify the elements of caseflow management, develop strategies for handling resistance to change, form criteria and time standards, and explore methods for getting and keeping judicial compliance.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Identify the purposes of courts and their direct impact on caseflow management.
  • Integrate caseflow management into judiciary goals and local legal cultures.
  • Define caseflow management and its proven principles and practices.
  • Identify the characteristics of strong system-wide leadership and its impact on caseflow management.
  • Recognize and map caseflow from a systemic perspective.
  • Employ standardized case management performance measures.
  • Utilize case management data to analyze performance.
  • Apply the principles of case management to calendaring, hearings and trials.
  • Plan and create a case management system to effect change in your court.

Who should attend?

Judges and court administrators who have responsibility for implementing systems for case management should attend this course. This includes chief and presiding judges, trial judges on a master or independent calendar system, and judicial administrators. The concepts can apply to any docket.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Your faculty include Dr. Zelda DeBoyes of Colorado, who presents nationally on caseflow management techniques; the Hon. David Prince, who currently serves as the Deputy Chief Judge for Colorado’s Fourth Judicial District and has devoted significant time to developing technology tools for supporting modern litigation; and the Hon. Lori Walkley, who has handled over 20,000 cases on a docket that includes felony, civil, and family law cases.

How is this course taught?

Classroom time includes presentations, exercises and the development of a personalize action plan for immediate implementation in your jurisdiction. You are encouraged to interact with one another in workshops and small discussion groups to compare and analyze experiences with caseflow management procedures.

What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?

By learning about and implementing an effective caseflow management system, you will enhance your own productivity and efficiency, as well as that of your court. You will also be able to share many of the concepts and techniques with your colleagues.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or

InterContinential Stephen F. Austin Hotel
The hotel for this course will be the InterContinential Stephen F. Austin Hotel. The InterContinental Stephen F. Austin provides lodging just four blocks from the Austin State Capitol and puts you within walking distance of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the University of Texas, and the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. The group room rate is $229 per night (plus applicable sales taxes, currently 8.25%) for single or double occupancy. This special rate will be available until November  12, 2017, unless our room block is filled earlier. Please contact our Registrar’s Office with any questions. Make your reservation by calling 1-800-235-4670 and referencing “The National Judicial College” or by clicking here.

This course qualifies for 2 credits toward the Master of Judicial Studies Degree Program and Judicial Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Nevada, Reno upon successful completion of the course and passing the course exam. This course also qualifies for 2 “S/U” or graded credits in the Justice Management Program at the University of Nevada, Reno upon successful completion of the course and passing the course exam. This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, Dispute Resolution Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Trial Skills and Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.