The National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys, Inc., or NAACA, is an organization composed of attorneys employed by state and federal appellate courts across the United States and Canada. NAACA's mission is to provide educational, networking, and professional development opportunities for staff attorneys, judges' law clerks, and other attorneys employed by appellate courts.

The highlight of the NAACA year is the annual summer conference. Lectures at our conferences span a wide variety of subjects pertinent to the work of both state and federal staff attorneys. Many of our lecturers are nationally known experts in their respective fields.

The in-person 2021 Conference, scheduled for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Please join us for live online CLE sessions that will be held weekly from July 7 to August 25, 2021. The 2020 conference was also online. Past in-person conference locations were San Diego (2019), New Orleans (2018), Denver (2017), Philadelphia (2016), Seattle (2015), Savannah (2014), Santa Fe (2013), Washington, D.C. (2012), San Diego (2011), Louisville (2010), Annapolis (2009), Portland, Oregon (2008), New Orleans (2007), and Richmond (2006).

Incorporated in 2005 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, NAACA has been granted Section 501(c)(3) non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service. John Tucker, former Chief Staff Attorney at the Virginia Court of Appeals, and Mark Zanchelli, former Chief Deputy Clerk at the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, now serve as the executive directors. You can contact them here.




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