Welcome to PACM
The Pennsylvania Association of Court Management (PACM) is established to provide a professional organization through which its members may communicate with peers, judges, legislators, and others who share an interest in the effective administration of justice. In addition, the "Association" will provide a forum for the education, training and fellowship of its members and promote the professionalization of court managers throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Message from the President
One of my themes as president has been the notion of not retreating but rising to our personal and organizational challenges. Within the last three months I am sure for many of you just getting out in subzero temperatures, shoveling several feet of snow and driving to work or coordinating your schedule with school delays and cancellations has been a major challenge. In our work life, often the cool reception by our local funding source or the ice and snow of mounting cases and job responsibilities may threaten to overwhelm us. It is during those times we need to reflect on our mission, redouble our efforts to provide quality public serve and even to invite the public to assist us in doing better.
This note of optimism came through strongly in the latest newsletter The Court Executive. The theme of Public Perception and Community Collaboration was evident in the various articles about what our courts are doing in the areas of social media, a webinar a member attended on how courts are viewed worldwide, the success of treatment courts throughout the Commonwealth, and community outreach to high school students through the PBA Mock Trial Competition and to recent graduates of law schools to assist members of the bench.
As the June 2014 PJ/PACM conference approaches, the Board, Professional Development committee and Public Relations committee are working hard to develop a strong educational program and foster ideas to help celebrate our 25th anniversary. On March 19th and 20th at the Pennsylvania Judicial Center in Harrisburg, the Board and committee chairs met to discuss updating our strategic plan, a possible alternate site for the 2015 mid-annual conference and conduct the monthly meeting.
I hope 2014 finds you in good health; and now that spring has arrived, let us move forward in the hope of a thaw in both the weather and our daily challenges.
Mark M. Dalton