Chief Justice Cheri Beasley recently addressed members of the National Association for Court Management (NACM) at their annual mid-year conference in Charlotte. This is the first time NACM has held its mid-year conference in North Carolina.
North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts Interim Director McKinley Wooten introduced Chief Justice Beasley who opened the conference by sharing how the North Carolina Judicial Branch is improving technology through the eCourts initiative and increasing access to justice by expanding recovery courts and the implementation of School Justice Partnerships, among other initiatives.
Attendees at the national conference included state court administrators and directors, clerks of court, and court managers from across North Carolina and the nation. The theme for the mid-year conference was “(Inter) Connected Courts: Ensuring Justice in Our Community” and programming focused on technology, case management, enhancing service to the public, and trending topics such as opioids, human trafficking, and domestic violence projects.