2021 Midyear Educational Series

2021 Midyear Educational Series

 

Although we are not able to be together in-person for our Midyear Conference in Jacksonville, Florida this year, we have put together a series of 4 webinars on pertinent topics requested by our members. All webinars will start at 2 PM Eastern Time. Beginning at 3 PM Eastern Time, there will be a follow-up session for members only. If you register for one of the members only sessions, a separate email with a Zoom link will be sent to you the Wednesday prior to the webinar. NACM is offering one Continuing Education Learning (CLE) credit per webinar* to attendees. The CLE form is available on each webinar tab below.

*CLE credit is only available for the 2 PM webinar only.

 

Annual Conference Award Nominations are now available on the Awards page.

 

February 25, 2021: Presented in partnership with the Institute for Court Management (ICM) of the National Center for State Courts titled Translating Learning to the Virtual Classroom.

March 18, 2021: Presented in partnership with the Conference of Court Public Information Officers (CCPIO) titled 2020 Media Guide: In a Nutshell.

April 22, 2021: Presented in partnership with the Joint Technology Committee of COSCA, NACM, and NCSC titled Why Would You Want To Go Back?.

May 20, 2021: NACM Core® session titled Purposes of Courts – The Challenges.

 

Cost: These webinars and webinar follow-up sessions are complimentary to members and available to nonmembers at $15 per webinar.

Members Only: When completing registration the system will automatically enter you for the 2 pm session and you only need to add on the additional 3 pm session, if you so desire, before clicking on Submit. If you register for one of the members only sessions, a separate email with a Zoom link will be sent to you the Wednesday prior to the webinar.

To register for each webinar, please click on the session tabs below.

Translating Learning to the Virtual Classroom  (2 PM Eastern Time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Session is presented in partnership with the Institute for Court Management (ICM) of the National Center for State Courts

In this interactive session, participants will explore varied methods by which to deliver classroom content in the virtual setting to ensure transfer of learning. Regardless of the length of the presentation you are planning, you will leave the session ready to apply what you’ve learned to effectively engage your participants.  Part adult learning theory, part curriculum design and part online teaching tools, this session will equip you to be just as effective online as you are in person.

Presenters
Margaret R. Allen, ICM Fellow
Director of National Programs, ICM

Juli Edwards-McDaniel, MEd
Curriculum Developer, ICM

 

CLE Form

 

Tips and Tricks – Members Only  (3 PM Eastern Time)

Immediately following this 1-hour webinar presentation, a 1-hour bonus session will be held during which participants will work with course faculty and other participants to apply the above concepts to an upcoming presentation of any length or in any setting (course, meeting, etc.). One week before the session, registrants will receive a short survey so that faculty can tailor the presentation and the interactive session to those present.

Technology note: For the best experience, participants should plan to use the most updated version of the Zoom app.

Presenters
Margaret R. Allen, ICM Fellow
Director of National Programs, ICM

Juli Edwards-McDaniel, MEd
Curriculum Developer, ICM

2020 Media Guide: In a Nutshell (2 PM Eastern Time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Session is presented in partnership with the Conference of Court Public Information Officers (CCPIO)

Amanda Marshall, Chair of the NACM/CCPIO Media Guide Committee, will provide an overview of the new 2020 Media Guide.  Highlights from this segment will focus on the framework for the project, the partnership with CCPIO (Conference of Court Public Information Officers), and review specific content contained in each chapter within the Guide.  This segment will also detail other important elements available within the guide that will aid court professionals with their media interactions.

Presenter
Amanda Marshall
Public Outreach/Law Library Director, Superior Court of Cobb County

Register for 3/18

CLE Form

 

2020 Media Guide:  Ask the Experts – Members Only  (3 PM Eastern Time)

This members only segment will feature CCPIO members and authors of the 2020 Media Guide, Craig Waters and Spenser Bickett.  NACM Members will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight from these media experts.

Featuring CCPIO Guest Speakers
Craig Waters
Director, Public Information Office for the Florida Supreme Court

Spenser Bickett
Communications Specialist at Hennepin County District Court

Why Would You Want To Go Back?  (2 PM Eastern Time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Session is presented in partnership with the Joint Technology Committee of COSCA, NACM, and NCSC.

The coronavirus has forced us to rethink the way we work. Technology plays a huge role in that transformation. We have known for a long time that technology is a necessity, but nothing has made this fact clearer than the global coronavirus pandemic. For the first time for many, we have witnessed “nonessential” businesses close their doors, state governments issuing orders to stay inside, and people preparing for a changing work environment.

Yet, while this disruption is certainly hard on many organizations, it will be the way that courts at every level use technology that will make the difference between surviving – or even innovating in this difficult time.

Now more than ever, technology is being counted on to help handle the coronavirus crisis. From internet platforms to chatbots, all types of technologies are being deployed to keep courts moving forward and ensuring individuals their day “in Court” even if remotely. Though coronavirus is certainly showing us an unprecedented way of working in the modern age, it is likely that many of these technologies will stick around, ultimately transforming the way we count on technology in the future.

Presenters
David Slayton, State Court Administrator Texas, ICM Fellow, Former NACM President
Kevin Bowling, Court Administrator Michigan, ICM Fellow, Former NACM President
Jack McCarthy III, CITOC Member and CIO, New Jersey Courts
Paul Embley, CIO, National Center for State Courts

Register for 4/22

CLE Form

 

Cybersecurity: What Every Court Professional Must Know – Members Only  (3 PM Eastern Time)

In this session, our distinguished panel will discuss best practices and frameworks for keeping all levels of courts secure. The need to create an understanding of what cybersecurity looks like and how to create a culture of cybersecurity in your court will be discussed.

Presenters
David Slayton, State Court Administrator Texas, ICM Fellow, Former NACM President
Kevin Bowling, Court Administrator Michigan, ICM Fellow, Former NACM President
Jack McCarthy III, CITOC Member and CIO, New Jersey Courts
Paul Embley, CIO, National Center for State Courts

Core® Session: Purposes of Courts – The Challenges  (2 PM Eastern Time)

 

 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted nearly every aspect of American life, but courts have been particularly impacted. By their nature, courts bring people together on neutral ground to resolve disputes. Indeed, justice is a most human endeavor that relies on human interaction.  Nevertheless, innovative court leaders have rapidly adapted court processes to administer justice during the pandemic, for example by allowing parties to meet virtually.

While not exactly easy, pandemic adjustments to court processes have been mostly technical.  But adaptive challenges unrelated to COVID-19 have also emerged with the potential to threaten the rule of law long after the last vaccine is administered:

  • Troubling instances of disproportional force used by law enforcement – some deadly and many captured on video – have reinvigorated public demonstrations to address racial bias in our justice system.
  • Following unsuccessful attempts in court to challenge election results, the rule of law was violently defied by a mob that attempted to disrupt the certification of electoral votes by force.

This interactive session will explore the fundamental purposes and responsibilities of courts, examining how court leaders have used these basic tenets to guide them through the pandemic and can apply them to emerging challenges.

Presenters
Todd Brower is the Judicial Education Director for the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law. He is a professor of Constitutional Law at Western State College of Law in California, and is the Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy there.

Gabe Goltz is currently the Program Manager of the Education Programs Unit in the Arizona Administrative Office of the Court’s (AOC) Education Service Division

Jeff Schrade is the Education Services Division Director for the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts. Jeff is an ICM Fellow and serves on the boards of the National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE) and Arizona Youth Leadership.

Register for 5/20

CLE Form

 

Introducing the Core® Champion – Members Only  (3PM Eastern Time)

Members of NACM’s Core® Committee will outline the new Core® competency achievement program that can lead to designation of Core® Champion.

Presenters
Rick Pierce
NACM Secretary/Treasurer, Judicial Programs Administrator, PA AOC

Kelly Hutton
NACM Board Director, Assistant Court Administrator, ND Court System

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