Kudos to those who have already registered for next week’s NACM conference in San Diego, either for the in-person or virtual options. The conference theme of Justice for All: Courts at the Crossroads — Facing Pandemic and Racial Justice Challenges is right on point, addressing two profound worldwide issues. If you have not already registered, I urge everyone to consider “attending” the virtual programming being offered at a very reasonable cost. Virtual attendees will have access to two sets of programming: live-streams of the plenary sessions and many breakout sessions; and a large number of pre-recorded “bonus” sessions on a wide variety of topics that one can view at any time. Here is the link to the conference website and agenda information: 2021 Annual Conference – National Association for Court Management (nacmnet.org).

A good example of the “bonus” sessions is one that Zenell Brown and I recorded: Making Diversity and Inclusion Real — a How-To Primer for Court Administrators. Here is the session description: “Much has been said, written, and taught about why Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is important and that we all need to commit to the goals of D&I. Yet, we are not often presented with how to translate those goals into concrete actions. This session will focus on the practical aspects of D&I, showing specific action areas across the spectrum of court management. Management areas covered will include: HR practices (recruitment, staff development, performance management, supervision/leadership); budget plans and execution; internal/external “walk the talk” actions; partnering with other entities; and supporting staff efforts, including celebrating diversity. Session participants will be able to immediately follow up with D&I actions in their courts.”

Once again, NACM has done a great job providing excellent education sessions. Don’t miss out!

3 thoughts on “Don’t miss out — the NACM virtual/in-person conference is next week!

  1. Good Afternoon Court Leader,

    I have made several attempt to sign up for the upcoming event only to be prompted with the following pop-up message

    “You are not allowed to join this event. Please contact the event administrator for more information.”

    Please provide your assistance in this matter.

    Ms. Renee D. Morris



    1. That’s not good! I suggest you call the NACM secretariat at the National Center for State Courts for help: 800-616-6165.


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