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.

COVID-19 and CJS Programs

Due to the COVID-19, CJS meetings scheduled for the Spring/Summer of 2020 were cancelled or postponed, notably the 2020 CJS Spring Meeting (Kansas City, MO) and the National Institute on White Collar Crime (San Diego, CA). Please monitor Section announcements for information on the conversion of these in-person programs to webinars, as well as other newly-prepared webinars.

Trending ABA CLE Webinars - COVID-19 Collections

Webinar: Q&A: Graduating into a Recession

July 14, 3 PM Eastern; Advice from young lawyers who graduated into the Great Recession. Hosted by the CJS Young Lawyer's Committee.

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Webinar: The Intersection of the Criminal Justice System and People with Mental Disabilities

July 24, 2 PM Eastern

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Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute

This year's Institute has been postponed to next year, and there will be a free Zoom meeting on Sept. 9, 2020.

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CJS Events Calendar

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

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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The ABA Criminal Justice Section strives to bring quality CLE programing at affordable rates for our members. Sponsorship exposes firms and organizations to a broad number of criminal law practitioners.