CLE Programs & Events

Criminal Justice Section offers a wide array of continuing legal education (CLE), including several international and national institutes, conferences on forensics and sentencing, and committee-sponsored events.

2020 CJS Fall Institute & Meetings

VIRTUAL EVENTS: Nov. 16-22. 13th Annual Fall Institute (Nov. 19-20), Committee Meetings (Nov. 16-18), Awards Ceremony (Nov. 20). Council Meeting (Nov. 21-22)

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CJS Monthly Hot Topics Series

Prosecutorial Discretion

Oct. 28, 1 PM ET. This month's panel will examine prosecutorial discretion from the state and federal perspective, how far it extends, what controls and limits are in place, what is law enforcement’s role in the process, and if and how can defense attorneys intervene in the process.

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Trends on Domestic Corruption Enforcement

WEBINAR: Oct. 30. Join five of the nation's top white collar attorneys for a discussion on recent trends in domestic corruption enforcement actions.

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Save-The-Date: 2021 Southeastern WCC Institute

Sept. 8-10, 2021. Braselton, Georgia

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CJS Events Calendar

CLE Programs and Events offered by the ABA Criminal Justice Section in 2020 and beyond.

Video: Does Qualified Immunity trump the Rule of Law?

During this CJS webinar on 7/7, expert panelists discussed the impact of immunity on police interaction with the public, particularly when executing an arrest.

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Video: Confronting the Criminalization of Blackness in the Criminal Legal System

This CJS webinar on 6/5 discussed the history and legacy of racism in America and how it impacts every aspect of the criminal legal system, the impact and causes of systemic racism, and the role of lawyers, bar associations and their members in effecting that change.

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View Past CJS Programs

Video recordings of past programs sponsored by the CJS



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