NCJFCJ 75th Annual Conference

July 15, 2012 to July 18, 2012
New Orleans, LA
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Our 75th Annual Conference was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, and featured a wide range of juvenile and family law topics including child abuse and neglect, trauma, custody and visitation, judicial leadership, juvenile justice, domestic violence, drug courts, and substance abuse. The conference focused on the theme Tomorrow's Courts Today: Back to the Future in the Big Easy offering sessions with an emphasis on looking at the use of technology and the future of the court system.  
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 for a recap of the event.

Click here to download a brochure with conference schedule.


Who Should Attend?

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

Hotel Information

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel will serve as the conference hotel. Single and double accommodations are available at a rate of $119 per night, $149 for Club Level, and are subject to state and local taxes. Early hotel reservations are strongly recommended as a limited number of rooms have been reserved at the reduced rate.


Travel Information

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,  your own travel agent, or the following companies:

  • American Airlines, call (800) 433-1790 or visit and refer to "Promotion Code" 6272BH.  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.
  • Airport Shuttle, click here to make an online reservation. 


Early registration fees, by June 22, 2012
Member - $550   Non-Member - $650

Regular registration fees, after June 22, 2012
Member - $575   Non-Member - $695

Single-Day Rate: $300 (valid Monday and Tuesday only - contact to register)

Please note: Registration fee includes all educational seminars, Exhibit Show, online training materials, 75th Anniversary Celebration reception, one lunch and all coffee breaks. Single-day rate includes all functions on day purchased with the exception of social activities.

Cancellation Policy: NCJFCJ will not deny admission to any program because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or religion. 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 15, 2012 for a full refund. Cancellations received after June 15 and before July 14 will incur a $100 administrative fee. No cancellations for refund will be accepted after the start of the conference.

Social Activities

Sunday - July 15 - 75th Anniversary Celebration Reception
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate 75 years of leadership at this New Orleans-themed reception with live music. All conference participants are invited to attend with the price of the event included in the registration fee. Additional tickets to the anniversary reception may be purchased for $75 when you register online for the conference. Cocktail attire is suggested.

Monday - July 16 - New Orleans School of Cooking Lunch and Demonstration Class
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Deadline to register is Tuesday, July 10

Welcome to the fun, food, and folklore of the New Orleans School of Cooking! This entertaining class and the Louisiana General Store are located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s, just a short walk away from our conference hotel. Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking in a way you'll never forget. Fun is the primary ingredient with Creole/Cajun experts teaching New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp creole, and pralines, and season them with history, tall tales, and trivia. Cost is $25 per person with lunch included. This event is offered for guests of conference participants only. Please purchase tickets when you register for the conference online.

Tuesday - July 17 - NCJFCJ Installation Banquet
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Join NCJFCJ as it installs Judge Michael Nash, Los Angeles Superior Court, as president and installs its newly-elected officers and board of trustee members. A traditional New Orleans-style dinner will be served. Dress is business casual. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased when you register online for the conference.

Exhibit, Sponsorship, and Advertising Opportunities

Exhibitor Sales Kit: click here
Includes an Exhibitor Application, Sponsorship Application, Advertising Information and Specs.

Expected Attendance: 
More than 750 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% of participants, with the remainder being attorneys, administrators, and court personnel. However, others working in the field of juvenile and family justice as also welcome to attend. More than 50 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 June 1, 2012.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Maximize your visibility at the conference and consider one of our new and exciting sponsorship opportunities! Click here for application. 

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