The process for updating the original guiding principles of the organization was robust and involved the contributions of many individuals, associations, and organizations that work with court professionals. At the outset of the project, NACM recognized the need for a comprehensive and inclusive process that involved surveys of the NACM members to offer their insight about what was useful about the original Competencies, how easy the Competencies were to access and understand, and what improvements were needed. We would like to thank all of our members for providing input and participating in the survey.

We would also like to recognize the contributions of many court leaders and professionals working with the courts during the review process. These individuals served on several different committees that were charged with providing comment about different aspects of the Competencies and developing the new Core system for educating and promoting the profession. The committees included a Structural Review Committee that examined the overall structure of the competencies, identifying areas of redundancy and gaps; a Content Review Committee that focused on the currency and relevance of the original competencies; and an Advisory Committee that provided input on both structure and content as well as ways in which the competencies are used in the field and by other associations and organizations to provide educational programming for court leaders.

With the abundant feedback and input, NACM began the actual revision of the competencies. The new Core system is the product of extensive work by individuals who worked in small groups to draft new competency areas and to update existing competencies.

 

Special Recognition

Special recognition and thanks are given to the following contributors:

  • Alex Aikman
  • Robert Baldwin
  • Kent Batty
  • T.J. BeMent
  • Ray Billotte
  • Jan Bouch
  • Steve Bouch
  • Kevin Bowling
  • Ron Bowmaster
  • Mike Bridenback
  • Frank Broccolina
  • Kevin Burke
  • Alan Carlson
  • Peter Coolsen
  • Janet Cornell
  • Terry Curry
  • Chris Davey
  • Jude Del Preore
  • Tim Dibble
  • Pat Duggan
  • Giuseppe Fazari
  • Kate Fogarty
  • Ed Freeland
  • Scott Griffith
  • Gordon Griller
  • Dan Hall
  • Frank Hardester
  • Bonnie Hough
  • Suzanne James
  • Peter Kiefer
  • Phil Knox
  • Mary LaMountain
  • Barry Mahoney
  • Lynn Maloy
  • Mary McQueen
  • Norman Meyer
  • Cyril Miller
  • Marla Moore
  • Andra Motyka
  • Terry Nafisi
  • Todd Nuccio
  • Snorri Ogata
  • Dawn Palermo
  • Kent Pankey
  • Zig Pines
  • Mike Planet
  • Sally Rankin
  • Cindy Reid
  • Marcus Reinkensmyer
  • Greg Sattizahn
  • Angie Smith
  • David Steelman
  • Mark Thompson
  • Karen Thorson
  • Michael Trickey
  • Patti Tobias
  • Mark Van Bever
  • Brenda Wagenknetch-Ivy
  • Mark Weinberg
  • Bob Wessels
  • Gerald Winter
  • Richard Wood

Acknowledgements

NACM would also like to acknowledge and thank Elaine Borakove, President of The Justice Management Institute, and Caroline Cooper, Research Professor and Director at the Justice Programs Office, American University for overseeing review process, working with NACM to define the new competencies, and working with the subject matter experts on the drafting of the final competencies.

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The National Association for Court Management offers sincere gratitude to the State Justice Institute (SJI) and the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the financial support of the Core Competencies Revision Project. Funding for this project was provided by a partner grant through SJI and BJA.

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The NACM Core Competencies Revision Project was initiated in late 2010 by then President Jude Del Preore. Since that time, all NACM Officers and Board members have been very involved in the revisions of the NACM Core Competencies. Without their dedication and contribution, this project could not have been possible.

2010–2011 NACM Officers and Board Members

President: Jude Del Preore
President-Elect: Kevin J. Bowling
Vice President: Pamela Q. Harris
Secretary/Treasurer: David W. Slayton
Immediate Past President: Suzanne Stinson
Large Court Director: Will Simmons
Small Court Director: Stephanie Hess
Appointed Director: Peter Coolson
Clerk of Courts Director: Duane Delaney
Urban Director: Ray Billotte
Rural Director: Kelly Steele
General Jurisidiction Director: Michele Oken
Limited Jurisdiction: Director Phil Knox
At Large Director (1): Carla Smith
At Large Director (2): Paul DeLosh

2011–2012 NACM Officers and Board Members

President: Kevin J. Bowling
President-Elect: Pamela Q. Harris
Vice President: David W. Slayton
Secretary/Treasurer: Michele Oken
Immediate Past President: Jude Del Preore
Large Court Director: Will Simmons
Small Court Director: Stephanie Hess
Judge Director: Hon. Grant Brantley
Clerk of Courts Director: Duane Delaney
Urban Director: Ray Billotte
Rural Director: Kelly Steele
General Jurisidiction Director: Vicky Carlson
Limited Jurisdiction Director: Phil Knox
At Large Director (1): Scott Griffith
At Large Director (2): Paul DeLosh

2012–2013 NACM Officers and Board Members

President: Pamela Q. Harris
President – Elect: David W. Slayton
Vice President: Michele Oken
Secretary/Treasurer: Stephanie Hess
Immediate Past President: Kevin J. Bowling
Large Court Director: Yolanda Lewis
Small Court Director: Nina Thomas
Judge Director: Hon. Grant Brantley
Clerk of Courts Director: Duane Delaney
Urban Director: Ray Billotte
Rural Director: Kelly Steele
General Jurisidiction Director: Vicky Carlson
Limited Jurisdiction Director: Phil Knox
At Large Director (1): Scott Griffith
At Large Director (2): Karl Thoennes

2013–2014 NACM Officers and Board Members

President: David W. Slayton
President-Elect: Michele Oken
Vice President: Stephanie Hess
Secretary/Treasurer: Scott Griffith
Immediate Past President: Pamela Q. Harris
Large Court Director: Yolanda Lewis
Small Court Director: Nina Thomas
Judge Director: Hon. Grant Brantley
Clerk of Courts: Director Deborah Williamson
Urban Director: Renee Kimball
Rural Director: Shakeba Johnson
General Jurisidiction Director: Vicky Carlson
Limited Jurisdiction Director: Paul DeLosh
At Large Director (1): Will Simmons
At Large Director (2): Karl Thoennes

2014–2015 NACM Officers and Board Members

President: Michele Oken
President-Elect: Stephanie Hess
Vice President: Scott Griffith
Secretary/Treasurer: Vicky Carlson
Immediate Past President: David W. Slayton
Large Court Director: Yolanda Lewis
Small Court Director: Nina Thomas
Judge Director: Hon. Kevin Burke
Clerk of Courts Director: Howard Gentry
Urban Director: Renee Kimball
Rural Director: Shakeba Johnson
General Jurisidiction Director: T.J. BeMent
Limited Jurisdiction Director: Paul DeLosh
At Large Director (1): Dexter Thomas
At Large Director (2): Karl Thoennes