Savannah Chosen to Host 2014 NACM Conference

Submitted by Will Simmons, Sixth District Court Administrator
Large Court Director, NACM

The National Association for Court Management (NACM) has chosen Savannah, GA, to host its 2014 annual mid-year conference. With over 1,800 members from the United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries, NACM is the largest organization of court management professionals in the world. NACM's primary purpose is to improve the administration of justice and promote the interdependence of court managers and judges.

Mr. David Slayton, NACM vice-president and administrative director at the Texas Office of Court Administration said, “NACM is very excited about the opportunity to return to the Peach State in 2014. NACM has enjoyed a rich history with Georgia, from current and past Board leaders and Presidents to a large membership from the state. We look forward to partnering with Ms. Marla S. Moore, the AOC of Georgia, and the Georgia Council of Court Administrators (GCCA) to bring outstanding educational and networking opportunities to court professionals in Georgia and around the country.”
altBoth GCCA and NACM provide court managers exceptional continuing judicial administration educational opportunities through local, regional, and national conferences. The foundational principals of these trainings are premised on the NACM core competencies. The competencies are basic proficiencies of court administration.  Throughout its fifteen years of existence, GCCA has held educational training conferences for its members and currently offers two certificates of court administration. Moreover, both associations have partnerships with Michigan State University allowing members to enroll and receive a certificate or degree in judicial administration.  NACM held its 2000 annual conference in Atlanta. "Our past experiences in Atlanta and Savannah have far exceeded the expectation of our membership.  The venue, hospitality and exquisite Southern-style cuisine provided added value to our educational programs and as a result we looked forward to returning to the great State of Georgia," said Ms. Pamela Harris, NACM president-elect and Circuit Court for Montgomery County (MD) court administrator.
Membership with NACM is open to judges of all classes of courts as well as court administrators. Recognizing the importance of the working relationship between judges and court administrators to improve the administration of justice, NACM's Board of Directors added a Judge Director position to the board in 2010. That position is currently held by Senior Judge G. Grant Brantley of the Cobb Judicial Circuit. “I became interested in this organization when I realized that justice and due process did not preclude effective court management; NACM is a great resource for that,” says Brantley.

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