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National Judicial Outreach Week: March 1-10

Each year, NAPCO has supported the American Bar Association’s National Judicial Outreach Week (NJOW) that encourages judges – and court leaders – to dedicate time to foster a greater understanding in their communities about courts and their important function in our democratic system of justice. The theme this year, as in the past, is the same: “Preserving the Rule of Law.”

2019 Trial Court Leadership Conference set for Minneapolis

The 2019 Trial Court Leadership Conference will be held in late summer this year, August 18 – 21, a new time for NAPCO’s flagship event, rather than during the fall when previous conferences have been held.

This permits the organization to experiment with a slightly different schedule in response to requests by some court leaders who have had trouble getting away after Labor Day when their courts gear up for busy autumn calendars,” Gordy Griller, NAPCO Executive Director said.

NAPCO Conference Evaluations Confirm Productive Pair Emphasis is on Target

As a new trial court leadership / improvement organization on the national scene, NAPCO’s first three annual conferences – Cleveland (2016), Phoenix (2017), and St. Louis (2018) – appear to be well received based on assessments by presiding judges, court executives, and others who’ve attended. Overall, each of these events were ranked “good to excellent” by 96% or more of those completing an internet evaluation after each conference.