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84th Annual Conference

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Meet the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) in St. Louis, Missouri, for our 84th Annual Conference, July 18-21, 2021, which will feature amazing presentations on current and cutting edge topics that will inspire, provoke, and precipitate discussions about issues facing the juvenile and family court system.

Plenary sessions highlighted by topic-specific training tracks on family law, juvenile justice, child welfare, and family violence; as well as sessions highlighting innovative solutions and self-care are just the beginning of the educational offerings of the NCJFCJ’s 84th Annual Conference.

Conference Schedule

Featured Speakers

Erwin ChemerinskyDean Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean of Berkeley Law, Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, and Author

Andrew CreccaJustice Andrew Crecca

Tenth Judicial District, Suffolk County, New York

Gail DinesGail Dines, Ph.D.

Founder and President, Culture Reframed

Judge Emily MiskelThe Honorable Emily Miskel

470th District Court of Collin County, Texas and 2020 William H. Rehnquist for Judicial Excellence Recipient

Sankaran, VivekVivek Sankaran, JD

Clinical Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Registration and Fees

 NCJFCJ MemberNon-Member (Pathways to Membership)
* If you register by June 25, 2021 you receive a complimentary one-year membership to the NCJFCJ.
Until June 25, 2021$595.00$745.00
After June 25, 2021$695.00$845.00
After July 9, 2021 (late/onsite)$795.00$945.00

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Payment and Cancellation Policy
Payment is required upon registration. Cancellations for conference registration must be made in writing and received by email, fax, or postmarked by July 10, 2021. For questions or to register multiple participants, please contact the NCJFCJ Registrar at (775) 507-4798.

Available Scholarships

Scholarships are available to attend the 84th Annual Conference through the John Shaw Field Scholarship Program, the Judge Richard J. FitzGerald Memorial Scholarship Program, and the 1937 Club Scholarship Program. Applications are due June 11, 2021.

John Shaw Field & 1937 Club Scholarship Program Eligibility
Recipients shall be any judicial officer who is a member of the NCJFCJ in good standing.

Apply for the John Shaw Field Scholarship Program

1937 Club

For the first time, the NCJFCJ is offering a 1937 Club Scholarship Program, initiated by NCJFCJ Past President Judge Katherine Tennyson, which includes coverage of registration fees, hotel room accommodations, and airfare for judges with an economic need.

Apply for the 1937 Club Scholarship Program

FitzGerald FundJudge Richard J. FitzGerald Memorial Scholarship Program Eligibility
Recipients shall be any member of the NCJFCJ in good standing.

Apply for the Judge Richard J. FitzGerald Memorial Scholarship Program

Hotel Information

The 84th Annual Conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the Marriott St. Louis Grand. The negotiated rate of $179.00 per night for single or double occupancy is not inclusive of city and occupancy taxes. There is no resort fee.

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Click here to read COVID-19 Updates and Precautions from the Marriott St. Louis Grand.

Parking Information
On-site parking, fee: $2 USD hourly, $30 USD daily; Valet parking, fee: $40 USD daily; Self or Valet does not accommodate oversized vehicles.

Conference Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Exhibiting Sponsors


Abraxas Youth & Family ServicesAssociation of Family and Conciliation CourtsChild Welfare Information GatewayCourtCallJusticeWorks YouthCareMurphy RobesNational American Indian Court Judges AssociationNational Association of Counsel for ChildrenPharmChem, and YouthCenter.

Sponsorship, Advertising, and Exhibitor Opportunities

We invite you to join the NCJFCJ’s 2021 84th Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri!

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Secure your exhibit space and sponsorship soon! Space and opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To discuss exhibit or sponsorship, contact Ardis Parmer at or (775) 772-9121.

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