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NACM Announces Update to Core Competencies

The National Association for Court Management recently announced an update of its core competencies – The Core. Through the support provided by the State Justice Institute (SJI), the Core is now available online (SJI-11-I-165). The Core tag line, “Strengthening Court Professionals,” defines NACM’s goal in updating its core competencies. NACM’s approach provides a roadmap to the profession—from the foundational knowledge of the enduring principles that every individual working in the court system should possess, to the more complex and advanced areas required to be an effective court professional. As such, the Core is organized into three modules: Principles, Practice, and Vision. Within each are competencies that describe what court professionals need to know within the diverse field of court administration while promoting excellence in the administration of justice.