Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Surveying the Courts

Open Ninth - Episode 154

It’s been almost a decade since Phillip Knox and Peter Kiefer began their annual CourtFutures survey, and the results are still providing insight into the future trends of our courts today. Listen in to Open Ninth to hear the two talk to Chief Judge Lisa Munyon about how the idea of the survey came to them, what methodology they use, and some of the trends the survey accurately predicted over the years.


  • 00:15 – How the survey got started
  • 09:51 – Survey methodology
  • 13:20 – Survey results over the years
  • 21:52 – COVID’s impact on the survey
  • 26:46 – Future court trends
  • 36:04 – 2022 CourtFutures survey

Listen the the Court Leader's Advantage podcast hosted by Peter Kiefer


Court Leader's Advantage podcast

Open Ninth
Episode 154

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 40:40



In this episode

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon
Lisa T. Munyon

Chief Judge and Open Ninth host

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon has been a Judge with the Ninth Judicial Circuit for 18 years. She is the Ninth Circuit's first female Chief Judge.

Peter Kiefer - Open Ninth Guest - Episode 154
Peter Kiefer

Court consultant and host of the Court Leader podcast.

Career court veteran with over 40 years experience working with trial courts in Oregon, Arizona, and California. Peter is a Court consultant and the host of the Court Leader's Advantage podcast.

Phillip Know - Open Ninth Guest - Episode 154
Phillip Knox

Principal Consultant at KSA Consulting Solutions, LLC

Phil served with the Maricopa Superior Court for over 20 years and now serves as a court consultant.