The ACAM Benchbook provides invaluable information to judges and lawyers regarding the best use of special masters.


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ACAM is the only national organization dedicated to furthering the understanding of the bench and bar on the use of “special masters.”

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Our Masters

ACAM is an independent organization of experienced masters who were appointed by either federal or state court judges.



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ACAM 2021 Annual Meeting
October 14-16, 2021
Grand Hyatt Buckhead
Atlanta, Georgia

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Welcome to the
Academy of Court-Appointed Masters (ACAM) Organization

ACAM is an independent organization of experienced masters who serve in both federal and state courts. Our mission is to provide judges, lawyers, parties, and other masters with helpful information regarding the use of masters. Membership is open to any master who has been appointed by a federal or state court judge.

We invite you to use our website and send us any comments or suggestions you have about court-appointed masters.

Thank you for your interest in the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters. As you may have heard from ACAM's Press Release, ACAM is making some exciting changes (including opening up its membership to people who have not previously served as special masters, offering training and mentorship, and reaching out to potential new special masters and to other organizations to form partnerships to discuss the administration of justice). When we work through these efforts, we will be revising our website to provide more details, including a new application to join us. If you would like to receive a notice when this work is available, please provide your contact information here.

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Gale R. (Pete) Peterson

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