The 2021 conference theme of Justice for All: Courts at the Crossroads stems from two major events with far-reaching implications for society and by extension our courts—the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice.

The pandemic has forced many court professionals to turn to new technology and other measures in innovative ways that are sure to evolve, improve and continue; but not without issues. These unprecedented times have taught us a valuable lesson in emergency preparedness.

Likewise, the protests have prompted concerned individuals to closely examine the extent to which we, as a nation, are fulfilling our pledge to provide “Justice for All,” the bedrock of our legal system, as well as the need to promote diversity and inclusion in our systems.

The Founding Fathers could not foresee the pandemic or other major events that have beset our nation over the centuries; but they wisely created a system of governmental checks and balances that have stood the test of time. They understood that courts are a vital component of our three branches of government, and knew that impartial, fair and accessible courts are critical for a free and well-functioning society. This is as true today as it was then.

In the present hour, two pressing questions are before us: How do we continue to move forward in a way that upholds the vision of our Founding Fathers while faced with a major health crisis affecting virtually every facet of daily life, and how do we address the grievances of a significant portion of Americans who feel they are not being treated fairly or equally?


Due to COVID-19 and San Diego County regulations, in-person conference attendance is limited at this time. Once registration is at capacity, registrants will be placed on a waitlist. Should restrictions be reduced/removed in San Diego County, those on the waitlist will be notified to complete registration. In order to accommodate as many people as possible and to include those who cannot travel, NACM will be offering a live stream component to this conference.

The cost of registration is $650/per person for members and $785 for nonmembers for the in-person conference, and $250/per person for members and $325 for nonmembers for the live stream. With limited registration available, NACM will expect payment in full upon registration. Payment will only be accepted by credit card; checks will not be accepted. If you can only pay by check, please contact Refunds will not be permitted for the in-person conference. In lieu of refunds, such attendees will be automatically registered for the simultaneous live stream.

*The hotel reservation link will be sent in your registration confirmation email. You will not be able to book your hotel sleeping room without being registered for the conference.

Due to California’s public health orders, International travelers may only attend if fully vaccinated. For more information, please see the California Department of Public Health’s most recent memo.


  • Member rate $650/per person
  • Nonmember rate $785/per person



Live Stream:

  • $250/per person for members
  • $325/per person for nonmembers



Cancellation Policy

For issues with registration, please contact Conference Services at 1-888-609-4023 or


Town and Country San DiegoTown and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

Conference Rate: $196 + Tax

The hotel reservation link will be sent in your registration confirmation email. You will not be able to book your hotel sleeping room without being registered for the conference.

*Masks will be required in all public areas of the hotel and conference space during the NACM Annual Conference. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.*

Due to California’s public health orders, International travelers may only attend if fully vaccinated. For more information, please see the California Department of Public Health’s most recent memo.

5K Fun Run/Walk

Bring your running/walking shoes and join us for an early morning 5k course in sunny San Diego. We will meet at the back of the hotel in Riverfront Park.

Register for the Fun Run/Walk on the event registration form, or register in person at the registration table. Happy Trails!

NACM Cares

NACM is committed to giving back to the communities that host our conferences. This year, NACM has selected the Urban League of San Diego as the annual conference NACM Cares organization.

Urban League of San Diego – Meet the Team


The Urban League of San Diego County (ULSDC), historically, is a civil rights and direct service 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, founded in 1953, and whose mission is to assist African Americans and other underserved people in San Diego County to achieve social and economic equality through advocacy, bridge building, program services, and research.

Our vision is to be a catalyst for change in San Diego County and become one of the best human service organizations in the State of California. We seek to be the provider of choice for our customers, the employer of choice for our co-workers, the investment of choice for our corporate, government, and philanthropic partners, and a model of integrity and excellence for a community-based organization. We value integrity, innovation, impact, passion, commitment to excellence, and empowerment.

The Urban League of San Diego County has a long history of working with schools, families, and communities to create effective family-centered programs. The Urban League of San Diego County is one of more than 80 affiliates of the National Urban League, nation-wide. The Urban League has helped more than 4,000 San Diego residents, each year, to reach towards socio-economic and educational equality and sustainability. The Urban League has a strong record of accomplishment in assisting under-represented and disadvantaged populations through its core programmatic areas of education & youth development, health and wellness, workforce development, and housing & economic development. Over the years, the Urban League has developed many partnerships with several organizations that benefit youth, families and community revitalization such as Catholic Charities, UPAC, Mental Health of America, San Diego, and especially serving as a member of LiveWell San Diego Partner, and Promise Zone San Diego Partners.

As an Offeror, we are interested in providing the services being proposed because of our background in housing and financial capabilities. Assisting individuals with job placement is critical to the well-being of their families. We are committed to strengthening the family unit by promoting economic self-sufficiency. Through training, career-building and job placement services, we help to equip individuals with the tools needed to enter or re-enter the workforce. We offer a full range of essential economic resources for low-to-moderate income individuals to help them succeed in the workforce, stabilize their finances and build assets.


Conference Agenda


Continuing Learning Education Form

Send CLE forms to

CLE Forms must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the Annual Conference. 


For live streaming or viewing the conference information in a larger format, check out the Annual Conference through Attendify’s webpage

To connect to the Attendify app, please follow these steps.





The Court Consulting Services Division of the National Center for State Courts will be providing its free consulting service, “The Doctor Is In,” during the NACM Annual Conference!



NACM is taking your safety seriously. In line with California Department of Public Health guidelines and in order to social distance attendees we have reduced the capacity of the in person conference. If restrictions are modified in California, attendance may increase per the revised guidelines. Additionally, NACM is exploring the possibility of additional sanitization stations, designated outdoor areas for conference attendees for fresh air, and more. Again, the safety of our members and guests is our priority!


COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for attending the 2021 Annual Conference:

  1. During registration you will be asked to acknowledge NACM’s COVID-19 waiver.
  2. If you are sick before leaving for the conference, please stay home. Contact and we will transfer your registration to the live stream.
  3. If you do not feel well and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 while at the conference, we ask that you quarantine in your room and immediately notify Valerie at so that we may assist you in locating appropriate medical treatment nearby.
  4. Masks will be REQUIRED in all public areas of the hotel and conference space.
  5. Due to California’s public health orders, International travelers may only attend if fully vaccinated. For more information, please see the California Department of Public Health’s most recent memo.

NACM Annual Conference
July 11-15, 2021 *  Show Date: July 14
Town & Country Resort
San Diego, California
Exhibits held in Golden State Hall

NACM Rules and Regulations


The NACM Annual is moving forward with an IN-PERSON Conference and Exhibit Show in San Diego.

With capacity restrictions in place, on-site attendance is limited. In order to allow constituents unable to be in San Diego to participate, NACM is also offering a live stream component. There will be no limit to the number of live stream registrations. With the in-person limitations, exhibitors may only register two on-site exhibit staff to be in the exhibit hall. Exhibitors cannot attend in-person education sessions. Please do not register until you receive detailed instructions.

A Conference App will be available to all conference participants (in-person and virtual) as well as exhibitors. This provides you with an opportunity to network with attendees before, during and after the event.

Sign up to exhibit by completing the Exhibitor Contract and return via e-mail to Stacey Smith to confirm participation. View the floor plan to select your booth location. 


  • 8×10 booth space
  • 8’ High Back Drape
  • 3’ High Side Drape
  • 7×44 Black & White Company Identification Sign
  • Wireless Internet
  • Two on-site Exhibit Staff Badges-cannot attend sessions due to capacity restrictions
  • Electronic Pre- and Post-Show Attendee Lists (e-mail & phone numbers not included)
  • Carpeted Hall


  • Furnishings (i.e., table, chairs, etc.)
  • Power
  • Dedicated Wi-Fi Service
  • Any other special items


Exhibit Show: Wednesday, July 14
Exhibit Hall: Golden State Hall
Exhibitor move-in: Tuesday, July 13, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Exhibitor move-in continues: Wednesday, July 14, 8:00 am-10:00 am
Exhibit Show Hours: Wednesday, July 14, 10:00 am-3:30 pm
Exhibitor move-out: Wednesday, July 14, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm



  • Reference email from Stacey Smith with link and promo code to register your two on-site exhibit staff at no charge
  • If unsure of staff log in/password, STOP and e-mail Stacey Smith for assistance
  • Each individual must log in as themselves and register. Do not change name to someone else in name badge field!
  • Exhibit Staff DO NOT PAY a registration fee. If fee listed–STOP, return to first screen and ENTER PROMO CODE (bottom of first page)

After your two on-site exhibit staff are registered, they each receive an email confirmation that includes a link to make hotel reservations at the group rate.

Freeman is the official service contractor. To order items such as furnishings, power or any other services, please reference the on-line service kit.
As a reminder, please be sure to reference what is and is not included with your booth fee.
Be sure to reference the booth discount package order form and save!
You can order power on-line through the hotel.

As a reminder – companies that call you indicating they have special hotel rates available for the show are “pirate housing companies” and DO NOT represent NACM or the hotel. If you are contacted, we strongly recommend that you DO NOT use their services. No legitimate hotel will ever contact you directly asking you to make reservations.

You may also receive calls or emails from companies soliciting the sale of the attendee list. NACM does not sell the attendee list.

For questions, please contact Stacey Smith, Exhibit Manager, at (757) 259-1816.

Conference Sponsors

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Social Distancing Wrist Band Sponsor



Special thanks to the State Justice Institute (SJI) whose generosity supports the education provided to court professionals by NACM.

Thank you to all of our Education Sponsors!