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Edythe Nash Gaiser President of NCACC

President's Message

Edythe Nash Gaiser, Clerk of Court, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

Announcement

The 2021 NCACC Annual Conference, originally scheduled for August 1 through August 6, 2021, in Portland Oregon, has been converted into a virtual business meeting and abbreviated conference using Zoom. The conference will take place on Friday, August 6, 2021 and Saturday, August 7, 2021. Please save this date on your calendar and register.

As part of our Friday program, we have set aside some time for a social hour at the conclusion of the program. Please bring whatever libation and snacks you wish. Last year’s virtual social, although not as flowing as our in-person socials, was, nonetheless, a great time to see each other, reminisce about times past, and catch up on times present. As with last year’s virtual conference, we will be holding a fund raiser for the Education Fund during the social hour. We will have a few items to offer in a “virtual” auction (details will follow) and we will ask for your voluntary cash contribution to the fund. We thank you for your generosity and we very much look forward to seeing you. If you are able, we encourage you to have regional, in-person get-togethers with other NCACC members in your area. These gatherings can greatly add to our sense of camaraderie. Usually, and obviously, the timing of events is listed in the time zone of the conference. Because I had to pick one, please note that all times listed are Eastern Standard Time. Please apply the appropriate off-set for your particular time zone.

 Eydie Nash Gaiser, President, NCACC

Welcome to the website of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC). Founded in 1973, the NCACC exists to improve the knowledge and skills of appellate court clerks to promote effective appellate court administration. In addition to the wealth of information available on this website, members have access to the NCACC listserv and its publications, including the quarterly newsletter The Docket. The highlight of this conference is the annual meeting, which will be held August 2-7, 2020, in Point Clear, Alabama. Participation in the annual meeting provides an opportunity to meet and discuss with fellow clerks issues unique to the appellate courts, as well as obtain approximately 18 hours of CLE credit. Past annual meetings have included topics on technology, cybersecurity, leadership, ethics and management skills. If you have attended one of our conferences, I hope you found the experience educational and rewarding and that you will join us in Alabama. If you are not currently a member of the NCACC, I hope that you will consider joining us by becoming a member.

State Court Guide to Statistical Reporting

Members of the NCACC are working with The Court Statistics Project to review and update appellate caseload reporting guidelines. The Court Statistics Project (CSP), after having analyzed several years of appellate court caseload data using the data collection model recommended in the State Court Guide to Statistical Reporting, has become aware of various court processes that differ from the assumptions made by the CSP staff and that may affect the manner in which appellate cases are being counted and compared across courts. In an effort to determine the extent of these variations in process, CSP staff requests that you review the appellate process flowchart and recommended counting rules provided here.

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