SJI continued its grant support to the National Association for Court Management (NACM) in 2016, which ensured that the educational sessions of NACM’s Midyear and Annual meetings would be available online (SJI-15-N-030).
New this year was the inclusion of live streaming, in addition to post-conference content being available through the NACM website. Live streaming is a popular way for NACM members and non-members to receive educational content and learn more about NACM. Anyone interested may view online or download the Midyear Meeting content at their convenience. Included are high-impact sessions that address existing and emerging challenges for court professionals:
- Justice for the Poor – Ensuring a Fair Judicial Process for All
- Meeting the Challenges of the New Civil Landscape
- Extending the NACM Core to Your Court
NACM also maintains an archive of past conference content and highlights accessible via their website.
NACM continues to provide education on SJI’s Priority Investment Areas including immigration issues, self-represented litigation, improving language access, remote technology, and human trafficking. The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held July 10 – 14, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Early Bird registration, available through June 3rd, is already underway. The Annual Meeting Digital Agenda is available online including plenary topics, breakout session titles, and meetings of several state court stakeholder groups. SJI’s Executive Director, Jonathan Mattiello, will present with Jesse Rutledge of the NCSC and Stephanie Elliott Hess, NACM President, on July 11th regarding the State of the State Courts 2015 Poll. This breakout session, like others, will explore the provision of justice, court performance, and the court manager’s role in maintaining accountability and transparency in order to ensure public trust and confidence in the judicial branch.