The Academy of Court Appointed Masters

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Academy of Court Appointed Masters

A partner at Gentle, Turner, Sexton, and Harbison, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama, Edgar Gentle also serves as director at Custom Cable Services, Inc. Moreover, Edgar Gentle is an experienced mass tort attorney and speaker and a member of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters (ACAM).

Established in 2004, the Academy of Court Appointed Masters is dedicated to encouraging the effective use of special masters in state and federal court cases when necessary to help parties, their lawyers, and the courts. Comprised entirely of special masters, including court monitors, judicial referees, and court adjuncts, ACAM offers its members the opportunity to network and share ideas at its annual meetings and to attend continuing legal education webinars. ACAM welcomes the membership of any former judge or attorney who has served as a special master in a state or federal court case.

A key resource that ACAM makes available is the ACAM Benchbook, which is free and includes information on federal and state master rules and authorities. It also features sample appointment orders for various situations, along with a checklist.