Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Judicial Studies (LL.M.)


Duke University School of Law


The purpose of this paper is to ask whether North Carolina public service lawyers and judges believe that their judicial districts perform with maximum efficiency or whether there could be functional improvement with leadership and management training for system leaders, and with the perceived need of such training, as articulated by these professionals, what a general training model might look like. A brief examination of the institutionally provided leadership and management training offered to system leaders shows sparse resources are expended to develop leaders and train them so that they have the skills to direct individual organizations and change the legal, institutional culture that exists in this justice system. Research shows that leadership and management training of justice system personnel would allow them to be adaptive to the needs of society and better able to effectively, efficiently use scarce resources allocated to the system by the North Carolina Legislature

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Leadership--Training of, Judges, Government attorneys, Court administration, North Carolina