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Criminal Justice Section

"The Unified Voice of Criminal Justice" – With its diverse membership of  criminal justice professionals, the ABA Criminal Justice Section is uniquely situated to bring all the various actors to the table to address today's most pressing criminal justice issues.

2023 London White Collar Crime Institute

Oct. 9-10, London, UK

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Award Ceremony at the Annual Meeting

At the 2023 Annual Meeting in Denver, the CJS Curtin-Maleng Minister of Justice Award was presented to Andrew H. Warren, State Attorney, Florida 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County (co-recipent Erek Barron, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, could not attend). With him are, from left, chair-elect Sidney Butcher, incoming chair Tina Luongo, outgoing chair Justin Bingham, and former chair Morris “Sandy” Weinberg.

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Criminal Justice Resolutions Passed at the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting

Resolution 502 (Adopts the 14 Principles contained in the ABA 2023 Plea Bargain Task Force Report); Resolution 503 (For repeal of laws that provide an exception to the prohibition of slavery and involuntary servitude through prison labor); Resolution 504 (For adoption of Prosecutor-Initiated Resentencing legislation that permits a court at any time to recall and resentence a person to a lesser sentence upon the recommendation of the prosecutor of the jurisdiction in which the person was sentenced.).


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Legal Education Police Practices Consortium

The Consortium aims to contribute to the national effort examining and addressing legal issues in policing and public safety, including conduct, oversight, and the evolving nature of police work. The Consortium will leverage the ABA’s expertise and that of participating ABA accredited law schools to collaborate on projects to develop and implement better police practices throughout the United States.

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CJS Committees

Committees offer CJS members the best opportunity for direct involvement in Section activities, such as organizing CLE offerings, developing publications and policy proposals.

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The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 662-1500, Email: [email protected] Social Media Hashtag: #ABACJS.