Past Conference Materials

2022 Conferences

2022 NACM Midyear Conference

February 20-22, 2022, Bellevue, WA
Resilience and Reinvention: Transforming the Future of Courts

Agenda & Handouts


2021 Conferences

2021 NACM Annual Conference

July 11-15, San Diego, CA
Justice for All: Courts at the Crossroads

Agenda & Handouts


2021 NACM Midyear Educational Series

February 15, March 18, April 22, and May 20, Virtual

Videos of the recordings are available on the NACM store.

2020 Conferences

2020 NACM Virtual Education Experience

August 20-October 22
(Intra)Connected Courts: Expanding Justice in Our Communities

Agenda & Handouts


2020 NACM Midyear Conference

February 9-11, 2020, Charlotte, NC
(Inter)Connected Courts: Ensuring Justice in Our Communities

Agenda & Handouts


2019 Conferences

2019 NACM Annual Conference

July 21-25, Las Vegas, NV
Courts and Society: Creating Public Trust Through Engagement and Innovation

Agenda & Handouts


2019 NACM Midyear Conference

February 10-12, Little Rock, AR
Advancing Today's Courts to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow

Agenda & Handouts


2018 Conferences

2018 NACM Annual Conference

July 22-26, Atlanta, GA
Mind the Gap: The Power of Active Engagement

Agenda & Handouts


2018 NACM Midyear Conference

February 11-13, Orange County, CA
Bridging the Gap: The Power of Strategic Collaboration

Agenda & Handouts


2017 Conferences

2017 NACM Annual Conference in Partnership with IACA

July 9-13, Arlington, VA
Excellence on a Global Scale

Schedule | CLE Form | Agenda & Handouts (Click on session you are interested in and any available handouts will be listed below the presenters.)

2017 Midyear Conference

February 5-7, Portland, OR Improving the Public's Trust and Confidence in the Judiciary

Monday, February 6  Plenary

Community Engagement in the State Courts (Introduction: Vicky Carlson, NACM President-Elect Speakers: James D. Gingerich, Director, Administrative Office of the Courts, Little Rock, AR Hon. Jimmie Edwards, Circuit Judge, 22nd Judicial Circuit, St. Louis, MO Rev. Aundreia Alexander, Esq., Associate General Secretary for Justice and Peace, National Council of Churches of Christ, USA, Washington, DC Hon. Ronald B. Adrine, Presiding Judge, Cleveland Municipal Court, Cleveland, OH) 


A Path Toward Racial Equity 
(Speakers: David Dwight IV, Catalyst, Communications and Strategy, Forward Through Ferguson)

Slides Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3 

Extending the Core® to Your Court: Public Trust and Confidence and Public Relations
(Speakers: Kathryn Griffin, NACM Board Member & Court Administrator, St. Joseph County Circuit, Probate Court, Centreville, MI Kevin Bowling, NACM Past President & Court Administrator, 20th Circuit Court, Grand Haven, MI Alfred Degrafinreid II, NACM Board Member & Chief Deputy Clerk, Chief Administrative Office, Office of the Criminal Court Clerk, Nashville and Davidson County, Nashville, TN)

Judicial Performance Evaluations by the Public: A Critical Element of Public Trust
(Speakers: Marcus W. Reinkensmeyer, Director of Court Services, Administrative Office of the Courts, Arizona Supreme Court, Phoenix, AZ Kent Batty, Court Administrator (retired), Pima County Superior Court, Tucson, AZ Marcy Podkopacz, Director of Research and Business Practices Divisions, Fourth Judicial District Court of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)
Slides Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3 

The End of Debtors’ Prisons: Effective Court Policies for Successful Compliance with Legal Financial Obligations
(COSCA 2016 Policy Paper) (Speakers: Casey Kennedy, Director, IRM, Office of Court Administration, Austin, TX Michael Sommermeyer, Public Information Officer, Nevada Appellate Courts, Las Vegas, NV)

Let Social Media & Technology be your PIO!
(Speakers: Casey Kennedy, Director, IRM, Office of Court Administration, Austin, TX Michael Sommermeyer, Public Information Officer, Nevada Appellate Courts, Las Vegas, NV)

Our Changing Community: Trust and Confidence in a Time of Shifting Demographics
(Speakers: Peter C. Kiefer, Civil Court Administrator, Maricopa Superior Court, Phoenix, AZ Phillip Knox, Principal, KSA Consulting Solutions, LLC, Phoenix, AZ )
Slides Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3 

The Court Administrator’s Role in Improving Public Trust and Confidence: Activism, Assessment and Accountability
(Speakers: Janet Cornell, Court Consultant, Phoenix, AZ)
Slides | Handouts 

User-Friendly Courts Guide: An Essential Resource for Court Managers Seeking to Enhance Public Trust and Confidence
(Speakers: Renee Danser, District Court Administrator, 43rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Stroudsburg, PA James Beight, Director Justice Architecture, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA Sue Humphreys, Director, Industry Relations, equivant, Englewood, FL)
Slides | Handouts 

Legal advice and information—what managers and supervisors need to know
(Speakers: John Greacen, Principal, Greacen Associates, LLC, Regina, NM)
Slides | Illinois policy Colorado directive 

Minimizing Bias and Improving Access to the Courts: LGBT Perspectives
(Lisa Cisneros, LGBT Program Director, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., Watsonville, CA Ming Wong, Supervising Helpline Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights, San Francisco, CA)
Slides | Handouts 

Special Interest Group (SIG) NACM Talks for Professional Development
(Facilitators: Roger Rand, It Manager, Multnomah OR Judicial Dept., Portland, OR Ellen Haines, Applications Training Supervisor, Multnomah OR Judicial Dept., Portland, OR)

Special Interest Group (SIG) Small Courts: You Are Not Alone!
(Facilitator: Dawn Williams, Administrator, Bremerton Municipal Court, Bremerton, WA)


Tuesday, February 7 Plenary

National Task Force on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices
(Speakers: Jeff Chapple, Court Administrator, O’Fallon Missouri Municipal Court, O’Fallon, MO Scott Griffith, Director of Research and Court Services, Texas Office of Court Administration, Austin, TX Yolanda L. Lewis, District Court Administrator, 5th JAD, Superior Court of Fulton County, Atlanta, GA ) 
Slides | Handout | Media 

Don’t be afraid to go there: How to use Self-assessment, Community Outreach, and Training to Improve Access to Justice in your court
(Speaker: Speakers: Judge Adrienne Nelson, Multnomah Circuit Court, Portland, OR Barbara Marcille, Trial Court Administrator, Multnomah Circuit Court, Portland, OR Roger Rand, Information Technology Manager, Multnomah Circuit Court, Portland, OR)

Language Access Beyond the Courtroom
(Speakers: Speakers: Jacquie Ring, Manager, Language Access Services, National Center for State Courts, Arlington, VA Cristina Llop, Attorney and Certified Interpreter, Occidental, CA)

Meeting the Challenge of High-Volume Civil Dockets
(Speakers: Paula Hannaford-Agor, Director, NCSC Center for Jury Studies, Williamsburg)

Why Does That Court Have All of Those Cool Public Service Tools and I Don’t? Getting the Right People in Your IT Shop! Presented by Court Information Technology Officers Consortium (CITOC)
(Speakers: Speakers: Heather Pettit, Chief Information Officer, Contra Costa Superior Court, Martinez, CA Shannon Stone, HR Director/Attorney, Contra Costa Superior Court, Martinez, CA)

Evidence-Based Practices and Access to Justice
(Speakers: Christopher Griffin, Research Director, Access to Justice Lab, Harvard Law School Ericka Rickard, Associate Director of Field Research, Access to Justice Lab, Harvard Law School)
Slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2 

New Issues in High-Profile Trial Management
(Speakers: Beth Riggert, CCPIO President & Communications Counsel, Supreme Court of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO Rick Pierce, Judicial Programs Administrator, Administrative Office of PA Courts, Mechanicsburg, PA)

No Time to Waste, Bridging the Service Gap in High-Volume Court Functions
(Speakers: Amber Emery, Criminal Operations Manager, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland, OR Nancy Harlan Crean, Civil Operations Manager, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland, OR Bud Lee, Administration Services Manager, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland, OR)

The Color of Justice: Promoting Public Trust and Confidence through the Improvement of Workforce Diversity
(Speakers: James D. Gingerich, Director of the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts)
Slides Media | Resource

Lunch and Plenary: The 100% access movement — What is it and where is it going?
(Speaker: Hon. Laurie D. Zelon, Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Div. 7, Los Angeles, CA) 

2016 Conferences

2016 Annual Conference
July 11-14, Pittsburgh, PA
Making Connections: Integrative Leadership and Court Performance

All Handouts


2016 Midyear Conference
February 14-16, Mobile, Alabama
Extending Out From the Core: The Profession in Practice

All Handouts


2015 Conferences

2015 Annual Conference, July 12-16
Committed To Excellence: Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow
Louisville, KY

Agenda & Handouts


2015 Midyear Conference, February 8-10
Founded in Tradition, Focused on the Future
Lost Pines, TX

Agenda & Handouts

2014 Conferences

2014 Annual Conference, Juy 13-17
Embracing the Courts of the Future
Scottsdale, AZ

Agenda & Handouts


2014 Midyear Conference, February 9-12
Embracing the Courts of the Future
Savannah, GA

Agenda & Handouts


2013 Conferences

2013 Annual Conference, July 14-18
"Court Management 2.0"
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas



2013 Midyear Conference February 10-12, 2013
"Making Tough Choices and Coping with Change"
 Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
 Los Angeles, California

2012 Conferences

2012 Annual Conference July 15–19, 2012
"Promoting Improved Court Leadership and Governance"
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, Florida


2012 Midyear Conference February 5-7, 2012
"Transformative Governance and Leadership"
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2011 Conferences

2011 Annual Conference July 10-14, 2011
Joint Conference with the National Association of State Judicial Educators
"Pushing the Boundaries: Coming Together to Strengthen and Support the Administration of Justice"
Red Rock Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Attendees List is available in the Members Only section

2011 Midyear Conference
February 6-8, 2011
"Looking Back and Thinking Ahead: The NACM National Agenda" Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland

2010 Conferences

2010 Annual Conference
July 20 – 24, 2010
“Wisdom in Action: Proven Court Practices”
New Orleans, Louisiana


2010 Midyear Conference
January 31 – February 2, 2010
“Court Space, Security, and Emergency Planning”
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs

2009 Conferences

2009 Annual Conference
July 7 – 11, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts


2009 Midyear Conference
March 8-10, 2009
“The Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts”
Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
Portland, OR

2008 Conferences

2008 Annual Conference
July 13-17, 2008 
Anaheim Marriott Hotel 
Anaheim, California

2007 Conferences

2007 Annual Conference
July 8-12, 2007 
Fairmont Chicago Hotel 
Chicago, Illinois

  • Attendee and Guest List is available in the Members Only Section
  • Speaker Handouts


On July 12, NACM’s 2006-2007 president, Skip Chesshire (right), passed the
gavel to Paul Burke, NACM’s 2007-2008 president. 


2007 Midyear Conference
February 11-13, 2007
The Roosevelt Hotel
New York, New York

2006 Conferences

2006 Annual Conference
July 9-13, 2006
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


2006 Midyear Conference
January 29-31, 2006
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, Colorado

2005 Conferences

2005 NACM Midyear Conference

February 12-15, 2005
Beau Rivage Hotel
Biloxi, Mississippi


2005 NACM Annual Conference

July 10-14, 2005
Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco, California

2004 Conferences

2004 NACM Annual Conference
July 11-15, 2004 
Gaylord Opryland Texan Resort and Convention Center
Grapevine, Texas