The National Association for Court Management’s (NACM) first-ever Virtual Education Program and Expo is underway and runs through October. Earlier this summer, NACM’s leadership made the difficult decision to cancel their in-person annual meeting.
With nearly 40 sessions planned, NACM did not want the court professional community to miss out on the opportunity to receive this educational content. With the generous support of the State Justice Institute (SJI), they moved nearly all of the sessions online, to a 10-week free educational series offered each Thursday afternoon regardless of NACM membership. The series will consist of both live and recorded sessions, along with unique networking events and a virtual expo.
Now, more than ever, courts are CONNECTED. As an institution, courts are part of the local, state, and national community. As such, courts must be connected to their communities. This necessitates that courts are part of the conversation on numerous important issues from substance abuse to mental health. Courts must be involved on issues of reform, all the while working with other branches of government and their communities to ensure access to justice.