Committees & Task Forces    

CJS Committees

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

NEW: Task Force Report on First Step Act implementation

The ABA Criminal Justice Section has released a report from its Task Force on the Implementation of the First Step Act that includes three concerns surrounding the implementation of the criminal justice reform law that was enacted in 2018.

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White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter

Featured Articles (Winter/Spring 2021 Edition): • Fraud Emerges as Telehealth Surges • White Collar Criminal Investigations Slowing Down? Think Again…The Increase in Employment Tax Prosecutions • Getting Real – A Discussion With Veronica and Michelle (women lawyers in white collar criminal defense) • AMLA 2020: Sweeping New AML Laws Have Broad Impacts on All Financial Crimes • Reforming Securities Fraud Sentencing: An Alternative Proposal to a Loss-Based Approach

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International Committee Newsletter

NEW EDITION: Winter 2021. Focus Issue: Canadian Court Condemns “The Penalization of the Simple Act of Making a Refugee Claim” in America

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Notice on Committee Discussions

All CJS Committees and Task Forces are now using the ABA/CJS CONNECT for committee/task force discussions, replacing listserves. You can log onto the CJS Connect on the web and view all CJS communities, or you can send emails directly to a particular committee community using the committee community address.

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CJS Committees are grouped in Divisions

Equal Justice Division; Corrections and Sentencing Division; Specialized Practice Division; Professional Development Division; Communication, Membership & Services Division; White Collar Crime Division

CJS Committees in Divisions

Specialized Practice Division

Amicus Review | Appellate and Habeas Practice | Cyber Crime | Forensic & Investigative Practices | Global Anti-Corruption | Homeland Security, Terrorism & Treatment of Enemy Combatants | Immigration | International | International White Collar

More Info on Committees of - Specialized Practice Division

Task Forces

Corporate Criminal Liability | The First Step Act | Forensics Ethics | Fourth Amendment at the Border | Immigration | International Standards | The Role of Plea Bargaining | State Policy Implementation Project | Women in Criminal Justice

More Info on - Task Force Activities

Get Engaged: Join CJS Committees

User will need to enter ABA member username and password to access myABA, select "Manage Membership, " then select "Join Committees," and choose specific committees to join.

Get Connected: ABA Communities

ABA CONNECT is a place to network, exchange ideas, get advice, and interact with fellow lawyers and legal professionals who share similar areas of interest, in addition to engaging in CJS committee discussions via COMMUNITIES. (ABA Login needed)

Committee/Task Force Reports

2019-2020 Activities