NACM is the largest organization of court management professionals in the world with members from all levels and types of courts.

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Association for Court Management (NACM) is to develop proficient Court Managers with leadership skills and a commitment to excellence, to support the independence and interdependence of the judiciary with other branches of government, to provide efficient and customer-oriented justice, and to promote partner-based research.

Vision Statement

The National Association for Court Management will continue to be a global leader in the achievement of an independent, interdependent, accessible and forward-looking Judicial Branch that is committed to excellence. NACM will provide outstanding service to its members through quality professional development, relevant publications, collegial fellowship and opportunities to participate in the organization. The core values of integrity, diversity, visionary leadership, innovation and collaboration will be reflected throughout NACM.


Strategic Focus Areas

  1. Membership – Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement
  2. Education and Resources Provided by NACM
  3. Advocacy for the Profession
  4. Association Governance and Sustainability

NACM provides court management professionals the opportunity to increase their proficiency while working with colleagues to improve the administration of justice.

NACM Purposes:

  • Develop and improve leadership in the judicial system and the leadership qualities of court managers.
  • Promote the interdependence of court managers and judges.
  • Promote and encourage the continuing education opportunities of court managers.
  • Encourage fellowship, a network, and a sense of unity among NACM members.
  • Educate the public on the role and importance of courts.
  • Enhance public access to the courts.
  • Recognize the diversity of NACM's membership and encourage broad participation in NACM governance and activities.
  • Enhance and improve NACM publications and related activities.
  • Enhance NACM's organizational vitality through a continuing review process and a focus on the future for courts.