Pretrial Justice Report issued by the NJC
The National Judicial College has released a report regarding pretrial justice and offers several areas for improvement in this area.
IACA Conference Announced and Call for Papers Released
CTC 2013 Discounts for NACM Members
The National Center for State Courts is pleased to extend a special discount rate to NACM members to attend the 2013 Court Technology Conference (CTC) in Baltimore, Maryland, September 17-19, 2013. Members who register prior to August 31, 2013, are eligible for a reduced conference registration fee of $650. That is $100 off our Regular Rate, and $250 less than our On-Site Rate.
NACM members who wish to take advantage of this reduced rate must contact NCSC’s Conference Services department in order to have membership status verified. Once eligibility is verified, you will be able to register online, via fax, or via US Mail. NCSC's Conference Services department can be reached by email at email@example.com or via telephone at 1-888-609-4023. The offer is available to all members, but the discount code must be entered at the time of registration. NCSC will not able to provide refunds or credits for any overpayments, so be sure of your eligibility for this discount before you register.
NACM Extends Member Hardship Program
New Online Volunteer Handbook for Courts
ABA's Volunteer Handbook for Courts boosts guardianship oversight.
Elder Abuse Online Course
NCSC is seeking NACM input on the Elder Abuse Online Course.
ABA Commission on Disability Rights publishes Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession: A Pledge for Change
Annual Top 10 Websites
Seeking to continue an annual tradition started by Chris Crawford and Justice Served, the Forum on the Advancement of Court Techology (FACT), a special committee of NACM, invites you to nominate a court or court-related website for its 2012 Top 10 Websites Award. The awards will be announced at the NACM Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, on July 18. Selected websites will have their websites featured on the NACM and FACT websites and will receive an electronic seal for identification on their website. Nominations are due April 1. Any court or court-related website is eligible to win the award provided it did not win the award the previous year. To submit a nomination, simply send a link to the court or court-related website to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selection process: FACT has established a five-person evaluation committee who will review the nominations and make the selections. Notification of the award is expected by May 1. If you have questions, please submit those to email@example.com.
CCJ and COSCA Resolution
CCJ and COSCA Resolution In Support of the 2010-2015 National Agenda of the National Association for Court Management
Participate in the 3rd Annual Silent Auction for the Children's Home Society of Florida!
Justice Support Program Thank You
In 2010, NACM undertook a project to add video modules and resource materials to each of the 10 Core Competencies. Four of these video modules have been developed so far for:
Information Technology Management
Resources, Budget & Finance
Human Resource Management
The NACM Board has recently approved a new program for its members. The Mentor program is designed to connect new and existing members to NACM, its leadership, benefits and service opportunities, while creating mutually beneficial relationships to enhance the participants' professional and personal development.
This is a series of paper-on-demand case studies, which will be posted to NACM’s website with links to eFiling survey results.
Del Preore Named President of NACM
Court Professionals Give to New Orleans Community
Free Technical Assistance
NCSC Provides Courts with New Tool to Improve Jury Operations
The National Center for State Courts' (NCSC) Center for Jury Studies recently released a new tool to help our nation's trial courts evaluate and improve jury operations. The Jury Managers' Toolbox™ (JMT) is an online diagnostic tool designed to identify areas of strength and weakness in jury operations, suggest targeted strategies to improve performance, and estimate the fiscal and operational impact of those improvement efforts. With courts seeking greater operating efficiency in order to maintain essential judicial services to citizens, JMT can help provide solutions in the area of jury management. Use of the software is free to state court personnel at www.jurytoolbox.org. More...
Online Clearinghouse to Help Courts, Judges Cope with Aging Population
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) will launch a new website to provide the nation's courts with resources, information, and training related to aging, probate issues, and elder abuse on June 15, which is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The new site, http://eldersandcourts.org, is an initiative of NCSC's Center for Elders and the Courts (CEC), which serves as the primary resource for the judiciary on issues impacting the elderly. The CEC was established by the National Center in 2008 and is funded by a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation. More...
NCSC Releases 22nd Edition of Future Trends in State Courts
The evaluation and adjustment of court operations to improve processes and save money while increasing efficiency and maintaining service levels to the public — a process known as court reengineering — is the central theme of Future Trends in State Courts 2010, the latest edition of the National Center for State Courts' (NCSC) annual "Report on Trends in State Courts" series. This is the 22nd edition of the series, which is dedicated to making courts aware of key trends that affect not only court operations, but also the role of courts in society. More...
The NACM Board unanimously endorsed three far-reaching resolutions of CCJ:
The NACM Board of Directors unanimously endorsed two timely resolutions recently adopted by the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators
1) State Courts and Elder Abuse: Ensuring Justice for Older Americans; and 2) In Support of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act. These far reaching resolutions provide an excellent framework for future training, research, publications and model legislation.