Embracing the Courts
of the Future

Blueprint for Action

Scottsdale, AZ
July 13 - 17, 2014

Embracing the Courts of the Future: Blueprint for Action
July 13-17
Scottsdale, Arizona

Future planning is key to the health of our courts and our profession, but how do we go about creating a blueprint for moving forward? Join your colleagues in Scottsdale July 13-17 to explore the global theme of Embracing the Courts of the Future with workshops and keynotes to help you begin a Blueprint for Action.

On Monday, workshops will help you identify best practices and strategies to accommodate the differing needs and values of the current workforce and court customers from Traditionals to Millenials and Beyond. As Baby Boomers leave the workforce and Gen 2020 (individuals born after 1994) join it, how will courts adapt? Courts must also prepare to meet the needs of elderly customers while addressing the expectations of younger generations. Are you ready?! But first, don’t miss Seth Mattison, our keynote speaker, who will get the ball rolling Monday morning!

On Tuesday, the discussion will shift to Collaborative Leadership: Partnership in Motion. The ability of courts to increase, develop, and nurture collaborative partnerships – between judges and court managers, between the court and its customers, between managers and employees – is essential to the future of our courts. Mary McQueen, president of the National Center for State Courts, will present a keynote address on Productive Pairs, focusing on the administrator/judge relationship. Workshops will explore building trust, promoting empowerment, learning from failure, creating sustainable change, and dealing with conflict and factions.

Wednesday gets started with two bonus sessions before the Exhibit Show opens. Don't forget to visit the Court2Court showcase as well. Lunch will be served in the exhibit hall area.

Explore Many Ideals, One Goal: Justice on Thursday, as workshops tackle how the courts will be able to balance enabling court users to obtain justice while continuing to provide timely, fair, and impartial justice. Michael Roosevelt will offer a keynote on Why Diversity Should Matter to the Courts. What’s next? Go back to your court and create your own blueprint for action!

In addition to these powerful learning opportunities, attendees will enjoy networking events, shared interest groups, two Michigan State University classes, and more. Save money when you register early or register with a group of 10 or more. Contact conferences@ncsc.org to learn more about group rates.

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Location & Venue

The conference hotel is the Westin Kierland, located at 6902 East Greenway Parkway in Scottsdale, Arizona. Reservations can be made online or by calling (800) 354-5892.


Future planning is key to the health of our courts and our profession. However, in the busy day-to-day lives of our court it is easy to focus on the now and not make time to plan for the future. At this year’s annual conference we will take some time to look forward and ask the question: What will the courts of the future look like?


Download the registration form or register online. Earlybird rates end on May 30...


Contracts received after early bird rate deadline will receive the higher rate noted. See price listing above and take advantage of booth discounts by participating at both the midyear and annual 2014 shows...