76th Annual Conference

July 14, 2013 to July 17, 2013
Seattle, Washington
The Westin Seattle

Join us in Seattle, Washington for our 76th Annual Conference, which will feature a wide range of juvenile and family law topics including child abuse and neglect, trauma, custody and visitation, judicial leadership, juvenile justice, sex trafficking of minors, family violence, drug courts, psychotropic medications, children testifying in court, detention alternatives, substance abuse, and the adolescent brain.   

For more information, please contact the registrar at (775) 784-6971.

The mission of the Annual Conference is to provide cutting-edge information and tools to juvenile and family courts to support their efforts to improve case processing and outcomes for children, youth, families, victims, and communities with whom they work.

Click here to view a brochure with tentative conference schedule.

To register for the conference, please click here.

At this time, the NCJFCJ is not accepting session proposals. Please check back in the future for information on upcoming opportunities to submit.


This conference is judicially-focused and open to all those interested in the improvement of juvenile and family justice.


The Seattle Westin Hotel is now sold out. Please contact A Room With A View for information on the designated NCJFCJ overflow hotel. They will secure the lowest available rates within walking distance of The Westin Hotel. In the event that rooms become available at The Westin Hotel due to cancellations, A Room With A View will notify conference attendees and help transfer reservations back to The Westin Hotel in the order in which they were booked. A Room With A View can be reached at 1-800-780-4343. This is a free service for all NCJFCJ attendees.


Special airfare, rental car, and airport shuttle discounts are available for this program.  To take advantage of these offers, please contact Welcome Aboard Travel at (800) 782-3099 or nc@watvl.com,  your own travel agent, or the following companies:

  • American Airlines, call (800) 433-1790 or visit www.aa.com/group and reference discount number 9473BS. Certain restrictions apply.
  • Avis Rent-A-Car, call (800) 331-1600 and refer to Avis Worldwide Discount  (AWD) Number J099997, or click here to book online. 
  • Shuttle Express, click here to access their reservations portal - $18 each way or $31 round-trip, children 17 and under are free with paying adult.


Early registration fees, by June 14, 2013
Member - $550   Non-Member - $650

Regular registration fees, after June 14, 2013
Member - $575   Non-Member - $695

Please note: Registration fee includes all educational seminars, Exhibit Show, online training materials, Welcome Reception, one lunch, and all coffee breaks.

Cancellation Policy: The NCJFCJ will not deny admission to any program because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or religion. The NCJFCJ reserves the right to limit, cancel and/or refund registration on a case-by-case basis should circumstances require. Cancellations for conference registration must be made prior to June 14, 2013 for a full refund. Cancellations received after June 14 and before July 13 will incur a $100 administrative fee. No cancellations for refund will be accepted after the start of the conference.

To register online for the conference, please click here.

To register via fax or mail, please click here.

To register multiple participants, or a large group, please e-mail the following details for each participant in either an Excel or Word document to Deena Meadors, dmeadors@ncjfcj.org

Event Name
Registrant Name
Job Title
Mailing Address
Phone Number
E-mail Address (include any CC e-mails if necessary)

If you do not receive confirmation within five business days, please call (775) 784-6971.


Sunday - July 14 - NCJFCJ President's Welcome Reception
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Join NCJFCJ President, Judge Michael Nash, along with your colleagues and friends Sunday evening at the President’s Welcome Reception at the Westin Seattle Hotel. All conference participants are invited to attend with the price of the event included in the registration fee. Additional tickets to the reception may be purchased for $50 when you register online for the conference. Evening casual attire is suggested.

Daily - EMP Museum
10:00 am - 7:00 pm 

EMP Museum is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through their collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower their visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences and ideas converge; bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time. Discounted tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased directly through the EMP website here

Monday - July 15 - Pike Market History Guided Tour
10:30 - 11:30 am

Become a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic 105-year old landmark. Meet the Market’s lively characters and hear their memorable stories. See fish fly, cheese being made, and the original Starbucks store. Bring your walking shoes, for a short ten minute walk to Pike’s Market. Tickets are $20 per person. This event is offered for guests only. Please purchase tickets when you register for the conference online.

Monday - July 15 - Seattle Argosy Harbor Cruise
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Argosy Cruises has been a favorite attraction for millions of locals and visitors. Guests always enjoy this narrated 1-hour tour of Seattle’s vibrant and historic harbor. With never-ending skyline views and wide-open outdoor decks, this fascinating tour is a perfect way to start your evening. Tickets are $20 per person. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on the cruise. Please purchase tickets when you register for the conference online.

Tuesday - July 16 - NCJFCJ Installation Dinner
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Join the NCJFCJ as it celebrates Judge David E. Stucki’s installment as President and the installment of newly elected Officers and Board of Trustee members for the 2013/2014 year. Ticket price is $85 per person and can be purchased online when you register for the conference. Dress is evening attire.


Exhibitor Sales Kit: CLICK HERE
Includes an Exhibitor Application, Sponsorship Application, Advertising Information and Specs.

Expected Attendance: 
More than 600 attendees, including registered participants, faculty, committee members, etc., are expected at this conference. Judges who hear juvenile and family law cases are expected to make up approximately 70 percent of participants, with the remainder being attorneys, administrators, and court personnel. However, others working in the field of juvenile and family justice are also welcome to attend. More than 35 exhibitors representing a wide-range of services to the juvenile and family justice field are also expected to attend.

$750 - Exhibit Fee (includes participation for one exhibitor, one 6-foot draped table, two chairs and a wastebasket) 
$575 - Each additional exhibit person

To be listed as an exhibitor in the Program Guide or to place an ad, the Exhibitor Application and any advertising artwork must be received by May 31, 2013.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Maximize your visibility at the conference and consider one of our new and exciting sponsorship opportunities! Check back soon for available opportunities. 

Consent to Use of Photographs and Images: Registration and attendance at the NCJFCJ's meetings and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to allow the NCJFCJ to use and distribute photographs, video tapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.