Committees & Task Forces    

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.

Committee Goals

Committee goals for 2020-2021 can be viewed under specific committee heading.

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

View - The Newsletter

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 into to the CJS Connect on the web, or you can send email to a particular committee community using the committee community address.

Go To - ABA/CJS Connect

Committees are Grouped 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)

Recent Activities: Committees

The Long Range Planning Committee Meeting at the 2020 Midyear Meeting in Austin, TX, Feb. 16-17

Committee/Task Force Reports

2019-2020 Activities