Name: Toni Elam
Position: Case Administrator
Court: Massachusetts (Boston Division)
How long have you been with the Federal Judiciary? Two and a half years
How long have you been a member of the NCBC, and how did you get involved? I joined NCBC immediately upon hire. Less than six months later I was somewhat sidelined with a medical issue that required surgery and extensive treatment. My Court was very supportive and I teleworked for almost a year. To date, I am doing well and was able to attend the conference in NYC in good health and spirit, with the exception of a broken toe. At the Conference, some referred to me as “scooter girl” as I was on and off a knee scooter for the three or four days.
What is your favorite NCBC Conference Experience? This was my first Conference so future Conferences have a tough act to follow. Times Square, the wonderful conference space and rooms at the Marriott Marquis and abundant course offerings all contributed to a successful event and my desire to attend more conferences.
How would you like to be more involved with the NCBC in the future? So, to date, I have not made any significant contributions outside of membership and conference attendance, but I am energized and interested to become involved with some NCBC Committees. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Scholarship recipient this year, so that process and committee interests me and maybe also the Impact Editorial Committee. I will see what and where the needs are once committee openings are published, if any, and be ready to jump in.